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Survey on housing launched to students

Slurp: Students for Action on Homelessness has launched a survey to students. The survey aims to collect information regarding student housing insecurity in order to better understand the extent of the Student Housing Crisis and the quality of the support provided by universities in Edinburgh. The survey is open to all students in Edinburgh, regardless […]

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NO VACANCY: The Student finds that none of Edinburgh’s over 7,000 rooms in private halls are free

Research by The Student has found that as of Saturday afternoon, none of the more than 7,000 rooms in Edinburgh’s private student halls buildings were available. The next date for an open room heard by a reporter was the start of January, with one building’s waitlist standing at over 400 names long. Not all student […]

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Tenants in all Scottish uni-owned halls granted rent freeze, but no guarantee for private halls

Tenants’ rights minister Patrick Harvie has said in parliament that tenants in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) will receive the “same level of protection” from the recently announced rent freeze and eviction moratorium as private tenants. However, it is unclear whether this means that tenants in PBSA will have their rents capped at 6 September levels, […]

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Edinburgh students “living on couches”, unable to rent flats as Freshers Week looms

Many students who study in Edinburgh have been finding it impossible to find accommodation and are facing commutes from other cities, or living on other people’s sofas.  The Student spoke to several students looking for flats in the increasingly competitive and expensive Edinburgh housing market. Mair Thomas, 19, is a student of nursing at Edinburgh […]

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VP Community Beth Simpson on tackling the housing crisis in Edinburgh

When Beth Simpson ran to be the Students’ Association Vice President Community last year, her main interests lied in sustainability and in empowering students to create positive change. However, as she says, the issue of housing quickly came to the forefront and stayed dominant for the whole of her term, which is now coming to […]

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LGBT+ Lifestyle

No place like home? The hidden LGBTQ+ housing struggle

Finding a place to live in Edinburgh is hard. Acquiring a safe and secure living space is akin to running a race in a housing market so competitive and brutal. The difficulty of this is, however, increased for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This claim might raise an eyebrow or two: surely […]

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Keeping your student home warm in the winter months

Whether it be first year in accomodation or a flat that you rent in the following years, during the cold Edinburgh winter, houses can get a little chilly. To protect yourself against the flu, snivels, and any other potential colds, not to mention the general drudgery of feeling darn right miserable come these foreboding months, it […]

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Sport

The Student’s guide to Edinburgh’s sportiest neighbourhoods

While Edinburgh’s professional sports venues are well-known, from the formidable fortress of Scottish rugby that is BT Murrayfield to Hibs’ central Easter Road home, it is less easy for students to know where is best to live in Edinburgh to feed into this sporting community. Luckily for those starting to sweat on the best location […]