Student experience

Find out more about living and studying in the city of Edinburgh.

Living in Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh combines the splendour of a UNESCO World Heritage site with all the benefits of vibrant city living.  Find our more about:

Clubs and Societies

The Sports Union is made up of more than 60 sports club. With such a a vast selection of sports club to choose from, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you!

Sports clubs

Student life: sport and exercise

The Students' Association supports more than 290 student-led societies and volunteering groups. Joining a society is a great opportunity to make friends from around the world.


Physics Society

The Physics and Astronomy Society is a subject related society open to all students who are interested in physics and astronomy. They host a wide variety of events, including observing nights and observatory tours which run throughout the year.

What our students think

Student and graduate profiles

Flexible programmes, student support, and living in a great city - find out more from these students and graduates.

Videos of our students and graduates

Students and graduates reflect on their experience studying at the School of Physics and Astronomy.