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Accommodation for Students in Edinburgh, UK

By Graham Lamont Subscribe to RSS | January 14th 2012 | Views:

There is a tempting and unique city in Europe called Edinburgh. This alluring city has a feel of small towns but on the other hand it offers all the fascination and facilities of a big and developed city.

Why study in Edinburgh: The system of Scottish education is admired by the whole world. Over the years Edinburgh has attained status of one of the best places for education. Inthe 2009, Times Higher Education Supplement declared the Edinburgh University as the 20th best University of the whole world. Napier University of Edinburgh was declared as the third highest performing modern Scottish University in 2009 by the Sunday Times University League Table. Furthermore, there are five global research institutions which are the main reason of the importance of the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. The world’s oldest professional medical institutionis also in this city known as the Royal College of Surgeonsof Edinburgh. The Stevenson College is one of the largest colleges in Edinburgh.

Student life: Students are one fifth of the total population of Edinburgh. The main reason for expansion in the population is that the city offers enjoyment, good experience, excitement and brighter future. Festivals are the main leisure interest in the month of August. Biking in the beautiful countryside, surfing and diving on the coastline are the main activities of thestudents. They can walk in the hills or just enjoy strolling up the city’s two extinct volcanoes. In a nutshell, the city has it all, from a buzzing and exciting day to a thrilling night life.

Student Accommodation:University/college accommodation is only offered to those students who are living more then 54km away from the city centre. However in this regard different institutions have their own rules and regulations. Private accommodation is another choice for the students, as they have different options of flats, rooms, apartments and houses. The neighborhoods which are popular with students are lively, have cafes, shops. Easy access to the public transport is one of their main concerns.

There are many reasonable student accommodations available in the Southside of Edinburgh. Napier University and University of Edinburgh are closer to Bruntsfield. Marchmontis a lively student area with residential atmosphere and also closer to the Universities.Morningside is a high-priced area with good bus routes. Affordable accommodation to studentsis also available in Newington.

West end of Edinburgh is also one of the famous areas amongst the students.University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Artsare closer to Tollcross and Castle Terrace. Fountainbridge is also renowned as a student centre within the budget.

Edinburgh City Centre is also popular for student accommodation. Old Town is a famous area for students. New Town is an area which is liked by students; however it is expensive and away from university campuses. The Grassmarket which is the heart of student nightlife is closest to Edinburgh College of Arts. Leith also attracts many students mainly because it offers accommodation at low price to students.

Graham Lamont - About Author:
Graham Lamont is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on flats edinburgh, please visit Student accommodation.

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