New Students: Travelling and What to Pack

Are you a new student coming to Edinburgh this September? No doubt you will be very excited, but also a bit anxious about what lies ahead. At the International Student Advisory Service, we have detailed information on our website and blog to help you with travelling to the UK, choosing accommodation, local customs, visa matters and much more.


New Students – A Guide To Finding Accommodation in Edinburgh

Finding accommodation can be a daunting prospect, especially for new international students, so we’ve put together some handy tips to help you with your search. BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO THE UK It’s important that you arrange accommodation before travelling to the UK. However, unless you secure University accommodation, it may be difficult to find somewhere to […]

New Students: Adjusting to UK Culture

Leaving home and coming to a new country to study can be a stressful experience – here are our tips on how to prepare! When you first arrive in Edinburgh, you might notice differences between the way things are done and what you are used to at home. This can include anything, from the weather to […]

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

Edinburgh Festival Fringe is here! Did you know? Edinburgh is home to 8 summer festivals. During August, our city’s population more than doubles. This year’s Fringe programme contains over 3,000 events. With so much on offer, it can be difficult… Read More ›

Scottish Film Season

It’s Scottish Film Season at the Filmhouse! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of 10 must-see Scottish films. From Mel Gibson’s rendition of William Wallace in Braveheart and Disney Pixar’s animation ‘Brave’ to the cult classic Trainspotting, Scotland has inspired film… Read More ›