Overall, a really positive university experience! I'd happily recommend Edinburgh to anyone, and reckon it ticks the boxes on a whole range of criteria for prospective students - city life, accommodation, variety of courses, societies and lots more.
The University of Edinburgh is centuries old, having first opened its gates in 1583, making it the sixth oldest university in the UK. The university sits across several campuses in and around the city of Edinburgh, which is regarded by many as one of the most desirable cities in the UK to live in.
As one of the most visited places in the UK, an atmospheric buzz fills the city on a daily basis. There are also 112 parks in Scotland’s capital, making it one of the UK’s greener cities.
The city of Edinburgh is compact and easy to navigate by foot and bike, although it’s hilly in places. Public transport connections are good and three main train stations provide access to other major cities in the UK. An international airport means foreign travel is also easily accessible.
As Scotland’s capital, there’s plenty to do in the city for students, both in terms of culture and nightlife. There are more libraries per person than any other city in the world, which helped it become the first-ever UNESCO city of literature. Additionally, every summer the city hosts the world’s biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, attracting tens of thousands of performers and hundreds of thousands of visitors.
The university plays a big part in city life and is famous throughout the world. It was there that Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to create the character Sherlock Holmes and Dolly the Sheep was cloned. Other notable ex-students include Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Darwin and JM Barrie.
The triple-accredited University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, opening the doors to our first cohort of students in October 1919. We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships are built amongst your peer group, who will