Every student at the University is a member of the Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA), an organisation built around supporting students.
The Students' Association provides specialist student services, representative councils and union buildings.
The Students' Association supports more than 290 student societies and clubs, from the Aberdeen FC Supporters Club to the Harry Potter and Zoological Societies.
It also promotes opportunities with local charities through its volunteering center.
The Students' Association runs four student union buildings, which contain several bars, retail and catering outlets.
Teviot Row House, opened in 1889, is the oldest purpose–built students’ union in the world and sits in the University’s Central Area next to the unique domed venue, Potterrow.
Recent multimillion-pound redevelopments include study, social, meeting and events spaces alongside retail, bar and catering outlets at King’s Buildings House.
In addition, a world-class centre for student activities including dance studios, a multi-purpose performance space and TV and radio production studios at the iconic Pleasance venue, will fully reopen in September 2017.
The Students' Association is also responsible for organising events in Welcome Week and throughout the year, from language cafes to silent discos and food fairs.
EUSA provides free and confidential guidance to students on everything ranging from academic issues to financial assistance through the Advice Place. It also creates opportunities for students to connect and help each other through programmes such as Peer Support and International Buddies.