University in the city
We have many facilities available to Edinburgh residents, even if you do not have a direct connection to the University. These range from gym membership at Sport & Exercise to a wide range of evening classes and short courses. Please note that due to Covid-19, some of our usual services available to the public outlined below are not operating as normal. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Community Grants Scheme
Our scheme helps the development of projects, community activities and sustainable local action through funding and collaboration.
Student Volunteering Service
Sign up your organisation to find student volunteers.
We offer different types of online learning courses: postgraduate qualifications, free short online courses, and short courses at the Centre for Open Learning.
You can borrow books, explore our precious Collections or become a Friend of the Library.
Hospital for Small Animals
The Hospital for Small Animals offers a general practice and specialist services for your pets.
Our superb sports facilities are some of the best in the UK and open to everyone.
Free legal advice
The Free Legal Advice Centre delivers pro bono legal services to members of the public living in and around the Edinburgh area who, for whatever reason, cannot access legal advice elsewhere.
Cafés and shops
Find out where you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat at one of the University’s cafés.
Hope Park Counselling Centre
Hope Park Counselling at the University of Edinburgh offers counselling to individuals over the age of sixteen living in the Edinburgh area.
Arts and culture
If you enjoy the arts and culture, you’ll find something of interest in our museums, galleries and exhibition spaces.
Working with schools
We work with teachers, schools and parents to develop inspiring and educational programmes in schools across the region. If you would like more information about our work in schools, and current opportunities available, email email@example.com.
Hotels, Conferences and Events
The University of Edinburgh offers outstanding conference and events facilities. From purpose built conference facilities, venues steeped in history ideal for exclusive dinners through to break-outs and boardrooms for smaller meetings, we have the space, the team and the technical capacity to meet a broad range of event requirements.
We put on a year-round programme of events open to the public. At Doors Open Day in September our buildings are open to explore, and throughout the year we hold public lectures, exhibitions and concerts, masterclasses and festivals.
Opportunities to work and study
Whether you’re looking for flexible ways to study, your next career move or training opportunities, we have lots on offer.
Arcadia Nursery is based at the University's King's Buildings campus and is open to all young children.
Services for business
Our triple-accredited Business School not only offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses but also MBA and other Executive courses and opportunities. Edinburgh Innovations can put you in touch with an expert in your field or help you commission bespoke research.
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