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Students' association

Our students' association is an organisation built around supporting students.

The Students' Association provides specialist student services, representative councils and union buildings.

See the Students' Association website for more information on their services, including entertainment, welfare and representation.

The Students' Association

Photo of students talking in Potterow

Support services

Societies and community

The Students' Association supports more than 320 student-led societies and clubs, from the A Cappella and Business Societies, to the Yoga and Zoology Societies.

It also promotes opportunities with local charities through its volunteering center.

Student societies

Volunteering opportunities

Venues and events

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 student 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, TV and radio production studios and a cafe and bar at the iconic Pleasance complex.

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.

Students' Association events

Student support

The Students' Association provides free and confidential guidance to students on everything ranging from academic issues to financial assistance through the Advice Place. It also specifically represents postgraduate students by connecting postgraduate initiatives across the University and organising events to provide networking opportunities.