Accommodation: my story
Yivani is a resident at Pollock Halls where the University has catered accommodation for around 2,000 students.
Moving away from home for the first time is exciting but it can be daunting too. We're committed to making that transition as easy as possible for you.
We guarantee an offer of accommodation for all eligible undergraduate students from outside Edinburgh.
"I live at Chancellor's Court, within walking distance of all the necessary locations for me.
"It's just 15 minutes from George Square, a similar distance to the University’s gym and it's within five minutes of Nicholson Street's local shops and facilities.
"Chancellor's Court was my first choice of residence and being here is proving a great experience. There are friendly staff to help us with any problems; it’s a picturesque location being so close to Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat, and there are great food options.
Sense of community
"Being from South Africa, having the Residence Life team on hand has made the transition to Edinburgh both easy and enjoyable.
"The support of these still youthful but more experienced students ensures a great sense of community and belonging. As a direct result of all this, I am happy to call this wonderful city my new home."
Having the Residence Life team on hand has made the transition to Edinburgh both easy and enjoyable. I am happy to call this wonderful city my new home.
A home away from home
Accommodation is more than just a place to live. We know how important it is to provide an environment in which you can thrive.
The University is an integral part of the city. You’ll be learning – and living – in one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals. Our undergraduate accommodation is all within a short walk or bus ride from the city-centre.