University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders
Ucas code: E56
What students say about this university924 comments (249 students)
The speed, quality and consistency of marking - but this has started to be addressed since it was raised as a problemReport
Teaching could be more personalReport
The course is extremely disorganised and there is not a good ethos and relationship between the university and the year group....
The course is extremely disorganised and there is not a good ethos and relationship between the university and the year group. Some aspects have been unnecessarily repetitive whilst others were skipped over.×
The uni has several liberation groups as part of the union including LGBT, BME, women's group and disability advocate. There...
The uni has several liberation groups as part of the union including LGBT, BME, women's group and disability advocate. There are also student run societies such as Feminist Society, BLOGS and People & Planet whose focus is very political and who organise demos and direct action. Recently there have been LGBT Pride marches, anti-fracking and climate change marches and anti-Orange Order protests. All of these groups are very welcoming for you to raise your own issues that are important to you as well.×
cant think of anything i am loving it.Report
Edinburgh is undoubtedly a more expensive city to live in compared to other student centres but it's nowhere near as bad as...
Edinburgh is undoubtedly a more expensive city to live in compared to other student centres but it's nowhere near as bad as people often make out. The main thing where you notice the extra expense is in the accommodation rent. Most other things are quite reasonable. You can eat out and drink pretty cheaply and most places have good student deals on. There are four universities in the city so it is definitely geared up to meet the needs of students. There's a fantastic bus operator serving the city and outskirts that is run by the local council - a fixed rate single travel ticket costs 1.40 and unlimited travel for the day costs 3.50 with a day ticket. Most of the hospitals and teaching sites can be reached easily by foot, bike or bus and, apart from a few 'peripheral placements', a car is a luxury rather than a necessity.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction82%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students27,625
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate69%
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-UK34%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction58%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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