New Students

Join your community

Find your people by joining various networking platforms for students and alumni, and discover societies, sport and social opportunities at the University.

Taking proactive steps to join communities will help you to get the most out of your overall University experience. There will be lots of opportunities to explore new interests and try new things. You will meet new people, learn new things and feel part of many new communities. 


Platform One

Platform One is Edinburgh’s online meeting place, where you can connect with fellow students and graduates

Join societies

New Scotland Country Dance Society in the Debating Hall at Teviot
As a new student, you automatically become a member of the Edinburgh University Students' Association, with access to over 300 societies.

Join sports

Firbush outdoor centre
To help maintain your physical and mental wellbeing, join our range of sport activities, including becoming a member of the University gym, taking part in club sport and having a go at our more relaxed intramural and recreational sport activities.

Sustainable Living

The University is committed to becoming more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. There are lots of ways for you to find out more about sustainability and social responsibility and get involved during your time at University.

Stay safe and protect each other during the Covid-19 pandemic

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