Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security

Student Life

The campus and beyond.


Important message

The Covid-19 pandemic is creating uncertainty for everyone, but we are committed to offering a high-quality experience to all our students.

We have tried to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on the experience we offer all of our students, but we have reluctantly decided to close this degree for 2020 entry. 

We are offering a similar programme of study in Global Agriculture and Food Security.

Further information


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The Easter Bush Campus

The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security is located at the Easter Bush Campus.

The Campus has facilities from 3 of the 4 UK AgriTech Innovation Centres and has the largest concentration of animal science related expertise anywhere in Europe, together with wider agricultural and environmental research facilities. An ambitious programme of development is underway to provide a dynamic and vibrant environment with world class facilities equipped with the latest technologies. Established and emerging biotech companies will be based onsite and support academic activity in agri-data, informatics, livestock science and precision farming. 

This allows us to attract the highest calibre of teaching staff, scientists and industry partners and makes the campus one of the most exciting places for students to learn alongside commercial business, research and innovation.

Come and Visit

Visit to register your interest in joining us for an Open Day or email to arrange a visit outside these dates.

The City of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city, which offers a unique living and learning experience. One of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the city of Edinburgh is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world and has been rated the “friendliest city in the UK”. This cosmopolitan, safe and welcoming atmosphere encourages all students to feel at home very quickly.

Edinburgh is rich in social, cultural, learning and sports facilities. The city of Edinburgh hosts 12 annual festivals each year, including the world’s largest arts festival in August and one of the world’s largest winter festivals.

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Clubs and Societies

There are over 260 student societies – more than any other university in the UK – covering everything from a cappella singing to yoga to economics to mountain climbing, which can cater to your interests. As well as being fun, many societies can give you the kind of transferable skills useful in future careers.

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Sports and Fitness

The University has over 65 different sports clubs including everything from fencing to skydiving, horse riding to ice hockey. The main sports facilities are centrally located at the Pleasance Sports Centre and include a full range of indoor sports facilities and a 25m swimming pool. Our outdoor facilities include playing fields, tennis courts and the Outdoor Pursuits Centre on Loch Tay for sailing and mountain biking, and in Aviemore or skiing, mountain climbing and hill walking.

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Opened in Autumn 2017, this state-of-the-art facility allows students to stay active, have fun, try new things and feel their best.  Easter Bush is the first University campus to offer a satellite gym and we are delighted our students have the opportunity to regularly exercise around their studies – key to maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.

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