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University of Edinburgh

Creative Political Varied union activities City Campus

Ucas code: E56

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. We are globally recognised for our research and innovation and we've provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. Edinburgh itself has something for everyone - pubs, clubs, theatres, museums, galleries and parks. And, of course, the world famous Edinburgh Festival.
Source:University of Edinburgh website
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What students say about this university

Dialog 1347 comments (354 students)
    • The downside

      Union not great but has improved, too political, more space in the library needed

      2012, 3rd year, Law By Area

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    • The downside

      Feedback - the feedback is very poor and the uni is trying to improve this.

      2012, 4th year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      Porr feedback on assessments - both takes a long time and is insufficient.

      2012, 4th year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      Feedback from teachers. Help when there is a problem with studies.

      2012, 4th year, Chinese Studies

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    • The downside

      Academic support for students via Directors of Studies and tutors.

      2012, 4th year, Social Policy

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    • The downside

      It is different to expectation but I haven't been disappointed

      2012, 3rd year, Business Studies

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

72%

MED

Varied union activities

78%

HIGH

Sporty

72%

MED

Political

70%

HIGH

Creative

68%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Student satisfaction score 76% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED

Number of students

31,086

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

67%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

40%

of students are male

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

36%

of students here are from outside the UK

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League table rankings

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