Edinburgh offers something for everyone, so your social calendar can be as packed with activities as you want it to be.
Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that has regularly been voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
Large enough to offer something for everyone, but small enough to feel like home, Edinburgh is a modern, sophisticated and beautiful European city with a diverse, multicultural community.
Our city mixes architectural beauty and history with a lively, fun environment. It offers an exciting array of entertainment, history, culture and sport, with the lush Scottish countryside and coastline just a few miles away. It is a safe and prosperous city, with an abundance of parks and green spaces for recreation and reflection.
The city centre also plays host to a carnival atmosphere every August, when the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes over the town.
I knew I had to attend a university that was surrounded by fantastic entertainment, energetic nightlife, and an unrivalled character. Edinburgh was the place for me.”
Edinburgh offers a wide range of entertainment, social activities, architectural beauty and open spaces. Get a sense of the city from our photo gallery which features images from our University archives and also student photography.
Our students talk about what it is like to be an undergraduate at Edinburgh and the student experience outside of studying.
Study with us and you’ll find a lively, close-knit community with plenty of opportunities to meet other students socially.
Our schools and colleges, as well as the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA), hold student events regularly.
EUSA offers an array of bars, shops, cafes and entertainment venues, including the city's biggest student nightclub. Regular entertainment includes a variety of clubs, live music and comedy, plus debates and regular club meetings.
The Students' Association also supports more than 240 societies. Our societies provide a place for you to meet like-minded people, indulge a hobby, network or simply socialise.