1. When can I move into my student accommodation in Edinburgh?
Once your tenancy begins with Downing Students accommodation in Edinburgh, we’ll be ready to welcome you to your brand new home. We’ll make sure it’s perfect for your arrival and help you to settle in so you can get stuck into exploring the city and getting to know your new classmates.
2. What is the average cost of living in Edinburgh for a student?
Average living costs for students in Edinburgh varies a lot, depending on several factors. The type of lifestyle you choose as a student, along with the cost of your rent and any other financial commitments you may have will all alter your cost of living. For an overall look at the general cost of living for students across the UK, figures are estimated to be around £810 a month.
3. Is there parking available at my student accommodation?
Unfortunately, there are no parking options available at any of our student accommodation in Edinburgh. However, there are car parks throughout the city centre that you can use if you need to bring your car to university for a short time.
4. What is student life like in Edinburgh?
Student life in Edinburgh is exciting, with something to do around every corner. The Scottish capital has amazing academic facilities, along with a plethora of shopping and dining out options. You’ll have a great night out here too, with plenty of live events and a buzzing nightlife scene. If you need a break from city life, there is stunning countryside surrounding the capital, and the seaside a short journey away.
5. Is there public transport nearby by student accommodation?
Edinburgh is known as a ‘walking city’ meaning you don’t have to take public transport everywhere. However, Downing Students understands how helpful it is to have key transport links nearby, so New Park is well connected if you want to take a bus or a train further afield.
6. Can I move in earlier than my start date?
Moving in earlier than your start date in your Edinburgh student accommodation isn’t a guarantee, however, Downing Students will always ensure your room is ready by the start of your tenancy. If you do need flexibility in your start date, please get in touch and we’ll try to accommodate your situation.
7. Is Edinburgh safe for students?
Overall, Edinburgh is deemed as a very safe city for students to live and study in, thanks to its low crime rate. So much so, the University of Edinburgh regularly receives very high satisfaction ratings for safety and security in the International Student Barometer survey. However, if you’re ever unsure, feel free to check in with our on-site support for extra guidance.