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Why Live in Edinburgh; Student Life and Accommodation

By Adrian_Morrison Subscribe to RSS | January 30th 2012 | Views:

Edinburgh is one of the most enticing and unique city in Europe. It has a small town feel and at the same time it offers all the attractions and facilities of a larger city.

Why study in Edinburgh:

The standard of Scottish education is highly respected throughout the world. Over the years, Edinburgh has gained a reputation as a world influencer in education. The University of Edinburgh has been ranked 20th in the World University Rankings in 2009 by the Times Higher Education Supplement. Also in 2009, Sunday Times University League Table ranked the Napier University of Edinburgh as the third highest performing modern Scottish University. Moreover the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University are framed for their five global research institutions. The Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons is regarded as one of the oldest professional medical institutions in the world and the Stevenson College is one of the largest college in Edinburgh.

Student life:

About one fifth of Edinburgh’s population comprises of students. This is mainly because it offers so much to students in terms of experience, enjoyment and promising career’s. In August its home to a number of festivals. Students can go on biking in the beautiful countryside or enjoy surfing and diving on the coastline. They can walk in the hills or just enjoy strolling up the city’s two extinct volcanoes. In short, the city has it all, from a buzzing day to a thrilling night life.

Student Accommodation:

If a student is living more than 54km away from the city centre then he/she is eligible for university/college accommodation. However in this regard different institutions have different rules. Another choice for students is to privately rent a place. There is a wide variety of flats, rooms, apartments, houses available for students. The neighborhoods which are popular with students are lively, have cafe’s, shops and most importantly they are easily accessible by public transport.

The southside of Edinburgh offers many good student accommodations. Bruntsfield is close to Napier university and University of Edinburgh. Marchmont, again close to these two universities, is a lively student area with residential atmosphere. Morningside is an expensive area with good bus routes. Newington is also a large area offering affordable accommodation to students.

On the west end of Edinburgh, there are a number of areas popular with students. Tollcross and Castle Terrace are close to University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Arts. Fountainbridge is also renowned as a student centre with reasonable prices.

Moreover Edinburgh City Centre is famous for student accommodation. Old Town is a popular location for students. New Town is also famous with students, however it is expensive and is far from university campuses. Closest to Edinburgh College of Arts is the Grassmarket which is the heart of student nightlife. Leith also appeals to many students mainly because it offers cheap accommodation to students.

Adrian_Morrison - About Author:
Adrian Morrison is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on edinburgh flats for rent, please visit students accommodation.

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