University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders
Ucas code: E56
What students say about this university1252 comments (329 students)
The vet school subsidise the bus pass needed to get to the school every day, which makes it easier financially There are many...
The vet school subsidise the bus pass needed to get to the school every day, which makes it easier financially There are many opportunities for part time work but I didn't do any in my first year because I wanted to settle in. The vet school cafe is good but expensive- I wouldn't recommend eating there a lot, it's cheaper to make your own or buy elsewhere. You will probably need or want to buy some textbooks, and there is some required clothing for the course but that's really the only additional costs.×
the course is challenging, but very interesting. We get lectures (on average 10-13 a week I'd say), tutorials, and...
the course is challenging, but very interesting. We get lectures (on average 10-13 a week I'd say), tutorials, and practicals. The practicals are most interesting and can be dissections, labs or animal handling. They are all very relevant. We have required in-course work- 2 lab books, 1 essay, 2 presentations, and 3 lab write-ups in first year, as well as 2 sets of exams. We get feedback for each assignment which isn't always prompt but most is very useful. We have excellent facilities at the vet school: dissection and post mortem room, 2 laboratories, 2 lecture theatres, an onsite sheep farm and stables and a dairy farm not far away.×
Costs using uni cafes etc is high and many like me can't afford it.Report
I wasn't put in a flat with people that have the same interests as me as there was no process of saying your preferences of...
I wasn't put in a flat with people that have the same interests as me as there was no process of saying your preferences of flatmate type.The university campuses are far apart and the shuttle bus is always too full as they aren't regular enough.There is poor student support - I wish I had a guidance teacher like figure.It's so expensive to live in Edinburgh×
catered accommodation allows you to eat as much as you like in one sitting keep your allowance in mind when spending no need...
catered accommodation allows you to eat as much as you like in one sitting keep your allowance in mind when spending no need for transport part time work must be applied for as close to your arrival as possible - gives you an extra bit of money×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction80%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students28,880
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate70%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time10%
of students are part-time
Male / Female59%
of students are female
Young / Mature12%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK35%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction59%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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