• Birmingham

    Birmingham is England's second-largest city and is famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks, all of which make it a location that simply offers everything a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With seven miles of beautiful beach, a historic pier and buzzing nightlife, there’s so much to love about this picturesque seaside town. From shopping the local boutiques to killing time in the variety of sea-view bars, clubs & restaurants, it’s all here.

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  • Bristol

    Bristol is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, buzzing nightlife and a friendly, community-focused atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year round.

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  • Cambridge

    This small, historic town offers a student living experience like few others. Punt down the beautiful River Cam, visit the city’s many museums, or go off in search of brilliant boutiques: it’s all here.

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  • Cardiff

    It's easy to see why Cardiff is the capital of Wales with it's beautiful historic castle and revitalized waterfront. There's always something for students to enjoy, including visiting the quirky comic shops, art centre and weekly farmers markets.

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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, offers a student living experience few cities can match. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with some of the most historic buildings in the whole of the UK (including Edinburgh Castle, home of the famous Hogmanay parties).

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  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture and culture with many shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots. From St Davids up on the hill to the bustling city centre, this place has it all. What's not to love about student life in Exeter?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster is among the most picturesque settings in the UK for student housing, and the city certainly knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs scattered throughout its vibrant and cultured centre.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers a student living experience rich in history, with a vibrant social scene, independent boutique shopping and high-street convenience. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of experiences to offer students, including amazing shopping, unique restaurants, world class entertainment, live music and sport. Liverpool also has a famous nightlife scene with many bars and clubs all over the city.

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  • London

    It's easy to see why students love London. The city, a global hub for study, commerce and culture, is made easily accessible, despite its sprawling size, by the famous Underground network aka The Tube and generally fantastic public transport links.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne offers an amazing student living experience. The city is famed for its nightlife and vibrant social scene, cultural highlights including an 800-year-old castle, museums, galleries and theatres, which make it a popular destination.

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is best known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and the sandstone caves hidden beneath the streets. It has a beautiful castle to explore, along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. In other words, it's ideal for student living.

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  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about student living in Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, fine restaurants, bars and more, all set against a seaside location few other places can match.

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  • Portsmouth

    Portsmouth is a great choice for student living. The University of Portsmouth is on an island - Portsea, which is also home to the best student accommodation in Portsmouth: our Catherine House residence, just the other side of Victoria Park.

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  • Sheffield

    Famed for it's location of incredible countryside this city has so much to offer both in and out of the centre. From the beautiful moorlands to a culture steeped in an industrial heritage.

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  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city packed full of museums, music venues, art galleries, award-winning parks and incredible shopping. There are also many student bars, clubs and a fantastic selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to enjoy.

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City Profile: A Heads up of Edinburgh

How to thrive in this city

Starting life as a student at the University of Edinburgh? You can get to know the most important bits of this city in this quick guide. We’ll look at the main uni buildings, transport links, the best to places to shop, and more.

Let’s give you the grand tour.

Main University Buildings

The university’s main campus is 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre, known as the Central Area.

As a student, here is where you will spend much of your time. Most of the buildings are a short walk from one another: you can quickly get to the Main Library, the Students’ Association, the Centre for Sport and Exercise, and many school buildings.

But depending on the subject you take, you are likely to spend time at one or more of the university’s other campuses too:

  • King’s Building – home to the Science and Engineering College
  • Little France – home to the Medical School
  • Easter Bush – home to Royal School of Veterinary Studies

Check out the campus maps for more.

Transport

With a population of 487,500, Edinburgh is a big, big city. But don’t worry. Because when you do need to travel, it’s easy. There are buses, trams and trains.

Lothian and First operate the main bus services around the city – great for getting around on the cheap. And a tram network connects many city-centre stops to the airport.

The main train station is Edinburgh Waverley Station. It’s just 15 minutes’ walk from the campus: Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1BB. From here you can easily connect to anywhere else in the country — whether you are heading back home or going on an adventure with your mates.

Use the journey planner to find info about specific stops.

Shops

Edinburgh is a great place to shop, no matter what you’re after.

Princess Street is home to the essential shops – including many your favourite high-street names – as well as Jenners, a quirky department store that has been here since 1838.

But for a real shopping experience, check out the Grassmarket. Once a medieval marketplace, it’s now a vibrant area with plenty of eclectic shops.

Student Favourites

Students have plenty to explore all across Edinburgh.

Here are some of the favourites:

  • Edinburgh Castle  – Overlooks the city from the top of the Royal Mile
  • Cameo Cinema – Watch the latest films both art-house and blockbusters
  • Edinburgh Zoo – Penguins!
  • The Fruitmarket Gallery – A unique and inspiring gallery
  • The Jazz Bar  – A top live venue with local and international bands

Yes, there are many things to do in Edinburgh. All you need is a place to call home.

Accommodation

Obviously, there’s accommodation around the city but none are better than our very own Canal Point, Arran House and Brae House. In fact in 2014, students voted us as the best provider of private accommodation.

From £126 a week, our Edinburgh accommodation is stylish and distinctive. You get a TV, ensuite room, post service and loads more – with all your bills included. To find out more, talk to us today.