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The University

The University of Edinburgh is one of the top universities in the world, regularly making the top 20 in the QS World University rankings. Students come from all over the globe to study in this beautiful city, hoping to take their place alongside famous alumni such as Charles Darwin and Alexander Graham Bell. Scotland’s capital hosts five main campuses in the heart of the city, serving students across the three main colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

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As well as academic success, it’s just as important that students have an exciting and fun personal life, which is at the heart of our University of Edinburgh accommodation. With 225 rooms, Silk Mill provides Edinburgh University halls of residence designed to encourage success in your career and your social life. It’s in an ideal location, based just a short commute from most of the university campuses. And a short walk will take you to the heart of the city, where you can enjoy the friendly pubs, a stroll in the scenic parks or dance the night away in one of the many nightclubs.

But there’s much more to explore in the local area when it comes to shops, cafes and bars. Our private accommodation hosts wellness sessions and weekly social events including Masterchef challenges, cultural tours and pop up vintage shops. You’ll find a wide range of fun activities and ways to make new friends in our Novel Student halls.

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The University of Edinburgh

An historical place to study

Dating back to 1583, this is the sixth oldest university in the world, with over 400 academic courses for more than 40,000 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University of Edinburgh is globally renowned for its work in research, development and innovation, winning multiple prestigious awards, such as the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The campuses are also home to some of the world’s most important collections, covering everything from art to musical instruments, as well as natural history, geology, rare books and manuscripts. 

Key stats
 
423
courses
 
16th
in the 2021 QS World University rankings
 
1.3miles
to nearest Novel property
 
32,427
Number of full time equivalent students enrolled at the University
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