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University of Edinburgh Reputation
The University of Edinburgh is located in South East Scotland. 31,910 students are enrolled at The University of Edinburgh:
- 20,415 of these students come from the UK
- 3,635 come from other EU countries
- And 7,855 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2016/17)
The graduate outcomes for The University of Edinburgh show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving The University of Edinburgh, is £22,500 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
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Considering how much we paid in tuition and the reputation I was quite disappointed. I did an MSc in International Development, and we were hit by the lecturer's strike and didn't have class for about half of the second semester (considering the MSc is only 2 semester it's a massive amount of missed teaching hours). I had a distinction on the 1st semester and lost 10 points on the 2nd as a result. The principal Mathieson gave us a very poor response when we asked for a reimbursement. In the end all we got was a £250 pound voucher for educational activities!
Yeah, the main issue is the wifi, happens to the best of us. There's study space everywhere, and I would need 20 years at this uni to try all the clubs and societies I would like to join. There is always something on!
As mentioned previously, Edinburgh takes independent study to the extreme. I have finished my first year and I honestly haven't learned anything that I could of by reading the same books at home while working. The 'tutor' system is horrendous, as they state you have four meetings a year to discuss your academic progress. I have had one. Edinburgh has a very privileged student body. If you are not privately educated with a home tutor, I recommend going elsewhere, as you will be isolated quickly.
DO NOT GO TO THIS UNIVERSITY, UNLESS YOU HAVE LOOKED AT STUDENT SATISFACTION OVER PRESTIGE. If you come from a state school then this really is not the place for you. The uni is full of toffs and it was a very isolating experience. It felt instantly clichey and it was very difficult to make friends if you weren't from the south. The university itself is unorganised and seemingly doesn't know what its doing. Would not recommend to anyone.
Awful experience. Courses with no handbooks, lecturers with no experience in the subject matter and worst of all a culture that simply does not care. In my time i never met one student who enjoyed their time at Edinburgh and personally had to console at least two students who were so upset with the Uni they were crying in lectures. Edinburgh treats students like children, is unorganised and the culture is toxic. Please, please please pick another uni based on student satisfaction or just plain gut feeling. Even my letting agent for my flat went here and had a nervous breakdown through the lack of organisation. You have been warned ! Stay away.
I have two postgraduate degrees from Edinburgh. However my experience here has been terrible. During my first degree, I was strongly encouraged to take interruptions in my course. This unknowingly caused long delays and visa issues. Instead of 3 years, it took 5 to complete. The lack of efficiency was intolerable. As I entered my second degree, the members of staff would often avoid meetings and claim it was due to the weather. I was diagnosed with stress induced epilepsy and received surgery. This was brought up in my department but they denied me special circumstances despite having multiple letters from my neurologist; they claimed insufficient evidence. This was brought up in my departmental meeting, but I was refused the minutes, citing their privacy and despite a whole department discussing my medical status and reading my medical documents. I have threatened legal action and formal complaints, but it is also the university’s style to ignore and sweep everything under the rug.
All above are fine - the problem is that the university is too focussed on getting grants for its research - they boasted this year of getting the biggest grant ever awarded to a UK university. Research is obviously important and prestigious when you can say the man who invented anaesthetic effects of chloroform hailed from Edinburgh University but a bit more focus could be put on the students themselves and attention to their mental health and wellbeing - there is a serious imbalance between the two at the moment
When I started studying at Edinburgh University I was expecting a university with top facilities and well structured classes. I was quickly disappointed. It is surprising that a university of such reputation can be so unorganized. Staff that never replies to emails, classes that I was wondering what we were meant to learn from. Many teachers were not well prepared and I often felt that the independent learning was missing in structure and guidance. And worst of all, the university proudly announces how they help and guide talented students. This was never the case. Instead of caring and promoting students with talent, the university did the exact opposite. It used the ones that had already a reputation to promote itself, by mentioning their names and work in talks, web or open days. The only opportunities I got as a promotion from the university these four years were either a waste of time or lacking completely on proffessionalism.
I've enjoyed my time at Edinburgh so far. There is a lot of study space, a very well-stocked library (vital for humanities research students!), and the Literatures, Languages and Cultures building provides a study space specifically for Postgraduates. Cafes are convenient and serve nice food, the Union bars are cheap (especially for Edinburgh), and there's a huge variety of clubs and societies, with an excellent gym, membership of which gets you free access to a whole host of classes and equipment. I can't comment for the undergrad life unfortunately, but as a postgrad student I'd recommend.
It is a great university for international student as they paid a lot but definitely not for non-European staff. Race bias and even racism is quite often and hidden in people's mind. Don't work here if you are non-locals.
The university provides a lot of help in all areas you may require it, staff are polite and welcoming. With the amount of different clubs and societies it's guaranteed that you will find something of interest (or if not, you can start your own society!).
I has sexual harassment and bullying and I did formal complaint. They told that I misuderstood and they stopped my studies. University of Edinburgh is the first in discriminations according to press (search the guardian) Students are objects, threats and fear everywhere. My mental health was affected very badly and they tried to pursuade me that all the proof (messages, email) do not exist. No morals and respect. Avoid this place. Everything is covered. Search all the reviews and stories. People tried to suicide under the pressure and fear to accept everything and not speak.
PLEASE READ IF EDI IS YOUR FIRST CHOICE - Throughout my first year at this university I have felt isolated and my mental health deterioted significantly. I enjoyed the independence of learning at first, however this university takes independent learning too far, as in, I literally havent been taught anything, they only care about students who are exteremely intelligent and don't need any help. I was a straight A student at school, and I failed my exams at this university. It is an enormous uni, and there is no sense of community, to them you are just a number. DO NOT GO HERE!!! I'm transferring to a different uni in september. Also student halls are disgusting and overpriced.
The science campus is thirty minutes away from Edinburgh city centre. That doesn't seem like much, but be aware that it is scarily easy to fall into a soul-crushing routine of doing nothing but going in, out, in, out of university, and the days and weeks fly by, with few memories made, and very little enjoyment.
Mylnes Court PG has mice. There has been at least 3 mice in my kitchen at one time and I have seen them on multiple occasion (we keep are kitchen spotless and do not leave food around). The school sets poison for them only after you call them many times. They will not set traps because they do not want to personally remove or handle them they also won't come and block the holes.There has been mice in my room as well and I do not keep food laying around. DO NOT go through the schools accommodations it is shameful.
I came to Edinburgh despite their very poor performance in student satisfaction, as the University has a good reputation. Edinburgh is brilliant although the winter is rather cold. French is not too bad, but the department of Spanish is the worst you can think of. The teachers just don't care about you and it is so difficult to get any help from them when you need it. Feedback is always unhelpful. Honestly you will get fed up of reading bad, boring novels.
I really love Edinburgh uni campus, it's very open l, clean and full of life. The only real complaint I can make is the student shops and union ran EUSA are ridiculously expensive for no good reason at all. Don't even get me started on the VKs which cost £2.90. There pubs in Edinburgh that sell pints for £2.90 it doesn't make any sense. EUSA have enough money as it is why do they need to rip off students who are paying f*** tonne to study here.
Campus and facilities are excellent. Not a part of any clubs as my course is very time consuming but have friends who are and love them. There was also a lot on offer. Student union is excellent. Not yet used the careers service and in terms of wifi a lot of people complain but I have never had a problem with it.
The campus is great, as are the clubs and the student union club (big cheese), although the drinks in the SU are a little expensive. I can't say I've ever used the careers service, but the uni wifi is generally pretty good
Library is great but you end up waiting an hour for a seat sometimes as its way to small. The wifi is secure and you get logged in at any university site automatically, its usually pretty fast everywhere except the library where it really struggles because of how many people that are using it in one place which isnt great.
Great university, To choose to live in the centre of the city would be much more convenient for everything. If you were a medical school student, it was also very convenient to take the bus to the Little France campus, where many medical-related departments and laboratories were located there.
1. Central campus: everything close and lecture halls + food good. Library bar at Teviot, good food, good music. Potterow venue for Big Cheese Saturday parties. 2. Lots of clubs to join, active communities 3. Can usually find space at library, group (3 or more) study space a little challenging to find. Computers, plenty of books, many quiet areas. 4. Student union: support for reps. They make an effort to engage with students and improve things. 5. Careers service: pretty active and offers weekly support and possible 1-1 talks 6. Internet works well. 7. Web interface (myed and LEARN) is a bit of a hassle in the start, but figured it out eventually. Would be nice if they invested more in IT and gave an intro course into the system (I've heard some courses like Biology get an intro, but I didn't)
University is what you make of it but Edinburgh has provided me with an excellent experience. There are so many vibrant societies that I have been able to throw myself into and I know I have made friends for life. The campus itself is always exciting with the diversity of people and buildings.
I am just going into my second year of Film and TV Production in Edinburgh College of Art 9which is now part of the university) and I love it. Edinburgh has such great library facilities, they care about their students and all of my tutros have been great.
Edinburgh is a top class university. It is right in the city centre so the campus is the perfect for location for socials as well as studying. There are soooo many society's and awards ceremonies that take place to honour there achievements. If you have a degree from Edinburgh, your sorted... Plus, you can always get your CV or intern applications checked over by the careers service!
I have had a an amazing first year at Edinburgh University, it's a big uni but still managed to make you feel like you're noticed. Your concerns mean something. The library is my favourite place, the learn system is very useful. Societies, specifically Cricket, have made my time outstanding.
I love this uni: great range of subjects, the lectures are fantastic + the societies are loads of fun: I went to Athens with one society, and I've also been to poetry readings and pub crawls and all sorts of other things. And the city is so beautiful!
It's just a great place to learn! Everyone aims to help the best they can. Lectures are always full of the info you need and the reading materials and online work always help summarise. Also lets not forget you get to study in such a great city and experience all it has to offer.
Great university, lovely people and world class facilities. The staff are friendly and are always willing to help anyone who seeks out help. There are a huge number of clubs and societies to choose from. Edinburgh itself is a fantastic city with so much to see and do, including a vibrant nightlife and a great summer festival.
Don't know what everyone's complaining about. I'm doing psychology BSc (with biology courses) and have found both the George square and kings campuses to be amazing. There's nothing I can criticise about my uni experience so far.
U of E has a huge, colourful student body and just about every society you can think of, many of which could help jumpstart a career. Amazing nightlife, endless vintage shops and independent cafés, and a serious herd mentality within the student population.
I absolutely love studying at the University of Edinburgh and am so proud to say I'm a student there! I have had so many amazing opportunities through the university from fully funded travelling trips, leadership roles and positions in societies that will be of great use for my future.
I've enjoyed every day I've spent at Edinburgh - the campus and lecturers are brilliant, the course is interesting and challenging and the city is just beautiful. Coming to Edinburgh Uni was the best decision I've ever made.
Fun university to go to. Very diverse with the city/campus life put together which makes it great. In a great location with plenty to do. Actual lectures were no where near as good as I thought it would be. Tonnes of socials available and clubs to join in.
Lecturers and the union need to improve their relationships with the students. Lecturers do not teach the theory well. Mark schemes are not given for past papers, so we're never knowing what we're doing is right. The union does not care for the rest of us. They only seek to improve their careers down the line.
Absolutely brilliant, got everything you could need alongside a world class degree! the city is beautiful, nightlife is lively with options for everyone. There are so many societies, from comedy to trading, debates to a student led think tank. Edinburgh's a world leading university so career opportunities are better than most! the university and city is welcoming, students friendly and staff encouraging!
I absolutely love Edinburgh - yes, the union is still recovering, and yes, some of the teaching isn't up to scratch, and yes, we have a broken lecture theatre... However, there are enough people willing to put their time and effort into our union (have you seen the building?!), enough excellent staff members to make sure you can always get the help you need, and we do have some fabulous labs (come on, we do quantum experiments in third year physics!)... On top of all that, we have one of the most stunning campuses in the world, dozens of places to work and socialise, and some absolutely fantastic societies who are all waiting to welcome you.