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University of Edinburgh

Creative Political Varied union activities City Campus

Ucas code: E56

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

73%

MED

Varied union activities

80%

HIGH

Sporty

72%

MED

Political

73%

HIGH

Creative

71%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £22.5k HIGH
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 72% LOW

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

What students say about this university

Dialog 562 comments (157 students)
    • Accomodation

      No difficulties, landlord from this year was happy to let us stay another year.

      2018, 2nd year, Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Course

      My course itself is well structured but has less theory than I expected - ECA is mostly practice revolved regarding the prime...

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      2018, 2nd year, Photography

      Course

      My course itself is well structured but has less theory than I expected - ECA is mostly practice revolved regarding the prime creative courses. If you are expecting more theory, I would do the MAFA course. There is a great push extracurricularly and mainly in progressing as an artist, with plenty tutorials with practicing artists. The teaching quality is good however with the extra modules, they are taught more my tutors who specialise in painting/sculpture so there is less of a focus on Photography within our research and theory classes, as a result there is a lot of extra reading.

      2018, 2nd year, Photography

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    • Accomodation

      My accommodation is great, I chose to stay here longer after moving here in November of first year because it seemed much safer...

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      2018, 2nd year, Photography

      Accomodation

      My accommodation is great, I chose to stay here longer after moving here in November of first year because it seemed much safer than the last place I lived in (Shrubhill). The accommodation is rather far out and not close to an awful lot, so I spend a large amount on the bus. The place itself is wonderful, great management and staff, nice rooms and common space. Very secure. The structure of the rooms is great, and it's an average price for student accommodation.

      2018, 2nd year, Photography

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    • Course

      Structured very well and taught to a high standard.

      2018, 1st year, Scottish Law

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    • Accomodation

      Living with family so no difficulties

      2018, 1st year, Scottish Law

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    • Support

      Good for advice and additional financial support

      2018, 1st year, Scottish Law

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