We believe in a work-life balance at the University and have the facilities to help you get the best out of your studies and your time off.
You’ll find a lively, close-knit community with plenty of opportunities to meet other students socially. To facilitate this, schools and colleges, as well as the Students’ Association, hold events regularly.
All students automatically become members of EUSA, an organisation governed and run by the student body. We value the views of students and encourage students to get involved.
EUSA organises more than 200 student societies - from film and the environment, to astronomy and politics, you can get involved in whatever you fancy.
With the first established in 1889, the University currently maintains four union houses. Our unions offer inexpensive food and drink, and quality entertainment to all students.
EUSA provides catering, bars, game rooms, Union shops, libraries, theatres, TV rooms, showers, laundry facilities, snooker rooms and meeting rooms across the campus.
Regular entertainment includes a variety of live music and comedy, plus debates and regular club meetings.
There’s no better university in Scotland for sports than The University of Edinburgh.
Our Centre for Sport and Exercise (CSE) provides activities, both recreational and competitive, at a number of sites in the city.
The Pleasance Sports Centre has a 100-station CV gym with personal TV screens, free weights, a body circuit gym and four glass-backed squash courts. It also houses the internationally renowned FASIC sports injury centre.
We offer student memberships from around £1 per week, which covers gym access, free entry to more than 50 classes per week and free swimming at our 25m pool at the nearby St Leonard’s Building.
The University also has outdoor playing fields at Peffermill, just 1.5 miles from the city centre, with two international-standard Astroturf pitches.
We also offer a centre for retreats and wilderness activities, Firbush Point, in a magnificent location on Loch Tay, 80 miles north of Edinburgh in Perthshire. This facility offers summer water sports and extensive winter activities.
The University of Edinburgh Sports Union supports the activity of 65 sports clubs, and boasts the widest possible range of activities for students to try.
This article was published on Jun 7, 2013