Alumni Services

Accommodation, venue hire and property management

If you are planning a reunion or a private function then take advantage of discounted rates on University accommodation and venue hire.


Your alumni card entitles you to substantial discounts on university accommodation, as well as discounted room hire and catering for your reunions, business meetings and private functions.


The University offers a wide range of great value accommodation options with alumni discounted rates.

Salisbury Green Hotel 3 star hotel 15% discount off published rates All year
Masson House B&B 15% discount off published rates All year
Pollock Halls B&B 15% discount off published rates Vacation periods only
Kenneth MacKenzie B&B 15% discount off published rates All year
Richmond Place Apartments Self-catering, longer stays 15% discount off published rates All year

All prices include full Scottish breakfast and VAT.

Room hire

The University also offers a wide range of private rooms for functions and events with alumni discounted rates.

Old College Playfair Library Hall, the Raeburn, Carstares, Elder and Lee rooms, and the Talbot Rice Gallery Internal university rates
Pollock Halls St Leonard’s Hall, Salisbury Green Hotel and Abden House 15% discount off published rates

Additional charges will apply to cover servitorial staff costs outside normal office hours.

Event management

The University also offers an event management service that can create, manage and deliver a smooth, one-stop-shop service which streamlines the experience for your delegates and removes the heavy administrative burden in organising conferences, meetings or events.


A range of catering is available at all our venues, from sandwich lunches to drinks and canapé receptions and fine dining. There is 15% discount on all menu options. Terms and conditions apply.

Please note, a minimum spend of £25 per person qualifies for free room hire on events at Pollock Halls.

Anniversary reunions

For special anniversary reunions (25th, 50th and 60th), alumni may benefit from free room hire, plus a contribution from the University towards a celebratory drinks reception. Please contact the Alumni Office for more information.

Booking information

University accommodation and venue hire is provided by Edinburgh First, part of Accommodation Services.

For further information please visit the Edinburgh First website or phone them on the numbers listed below.

  • +44 (0)131 651 2007 for accommodation
  • +44 (0)131 651 2189 for venue hire

The Edinburgh First website

At the time of booking, alumni are requested to advise Edinburgh First of their name, year of graduation and degree.

The above offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Property management

Did you know Accommodation, Catering and Events offers a full property management service for private landlords? Our experienced team is looking to increase our portfolio so if you have a student friendly rental property located in the city centre the team will talk you through our service.

Rent is guaranteed for the duration of the let and we are especially interested in properties in Newington, Sciennes, Marchmont, Bruntsfield and Morningside. The team look forward to hearing from you!

Please contact Gemma Gilmour on 0131 651 2113 or for more information.