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Experience Edinburgh

Experience Edinburgh


Our students are based in the newly renovated, Category-A Listed, Edinburgh Futures Institute in the heart of Edinburgh and the central campus. You will study and learn alongside our community of students, researchers, partner organisations and businesses. Lectures, tutorials, and classes held in our purpose designed spaces are tailored for both individual and group study and dedicated project work.

 A new Institute in the heart of the city

Your lectures, tutorials, and classes will be held in our purpose designed spaces, tailored for individual and group study and dedicated project work. You will have access to an on-site cafe, performance space, digital maker labs, group and collaborative workspaces and a vibrant community of partners, businesses and organisations who are part of the Futures Institute space. The Institute boasts 21,300 m² of space, 6,000 of which is new construction. It offers a unique, central location on a large park (Edinburgh’s beautiful Meadows) and is steps from the University’s George Square campus and central area.

Student life

Choose from more than 300 student-led societies and clubs and volunteering opportunities with local charities through the Edinburgh University Students Association. And explore Edinburgh, an international festival city filled with culture, cinemas, theatres, galleries, libraries and collections. From the winding streets of the medieval Old Town to the Georgian squares and terraces of the New Town, Edinburgh is a dynamic centre for digital and data driven innovation, entrepreneurship and world-leading policy on climate and sustainability.

Explore student life in Edinburgh

Social responsibility and sustainability

The University of Edinburgh is on track to be carbon neutral by 2040. What’s more, the University has a wide range of progressive and longstanding commitments to improve social responsibility and sustainability in our operations, teaching and research. As a student there are numerous ways to get involved and make change happen. Whether it is active participation, internships, training or leadership development you will find a wealth of opportunities to be involved in climate and sustainability issues. And at Edinburgh Futures Institute sustainability is a core part of our curriculum and your studies.

Find out more about sustainability and social responsibility opportunities

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