Residence Life University of Edinburgh

🎓Community builders & memory makers in UoE accomm. Here to support you in your home away from home🏠

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4 reasons to apply for the Resident Assistant role!

Flexible working - aside from a few key dates (e.g. training and arrivals), the role is super flexible, allowing RAs to fit it around their studies and student experience. 📚🧑‍🎓

Skills Development – prepare for your own future by developing your skills with regular training through the role and participating in our very own Edinburgh Award. 🏆

Make a Mark – make a difference to residents within your community by supporting them settling into their student home, encourage them to develop connections and help them navigate their own student experience. 🏠💚

Rent Discount - live in our accommodation and receive a 75% reduction of the rent for a standard room in their assigned property, making it more affordable to live in Edinburgh. 🏡💷

There's still a few more days to apply to join our 24/25 Postgraduate RA team! Check out how to apply here;

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Get active & with Sport & Exercise. Students & staff can enjoy free entry to the gym & roped climbing at the Pleasance & the gym at Easter Bush this weekend
EB gym: Thu25 - Fri 26 April
Pleasance: Thu 25 - Sun 28 April


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🌱✨ Let's bid farewell to the ResLife "5 Things Under £3 Cooking Challenge" with some indulgent vegan recipes from Ruth at Hermit's Croft! 🌱✨

🍄 1) Creamy Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Pasta (£2.8)
🧇 2) Vegan Flapjack (£1.8)
🥞 3) Vegan Pancakes (£1.5)
🍊 4) Sticky Orange Tofu Bowl (£2.9)
🌶️ 5) Easy Vegan Chilli (£2.1)

Though these recipes exceed the £3 budget when combined, they're still delightful vegan treats! 😆 Which one will you be enjoying to wrap up this cooking challenge?

Thank you for joining us on this culinary adventure! ✨🌱


University life can be a rollercoaster, so having a solid support system is as crucial as finding that last slice of pizza in the fridge.

Head over to Circuit’s Instagram from the 15th April to find practical self-care tips, positive vibes, plus lots of unmissable giveaways!

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🍽️✨ Calling all foodies!🍴 Kiran from Deaconess has whipped up some budget-friendly culinary delights for us to enjoy! Check out these tasty recipes:

🍌 1) Sweet Banana Sushi Rolls
🍨 2) Dessert Nachos
🍲 3) Curry Bean Soup with Spicy Tortilla Wedges
🍜 4) Protein-packed Curry Noodles
🧀 5) Madras Masala Quesadilla

💡 Total Cost: £2.95 (Counted upon the portions of ingredients, excluding basic pantry items like oil)

Kiran's culinary delights from the "5 Things Under £3 Cooking Challenge" prove that good food doesn't have to cost a fortune! Which of these tempting dishes will you indulge in first? 😉

Keep an eye out for more great recipes from our talented residents. ✨🍽️

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✨ ResLife Round Up 👉

Spring Break is in full swing, we hope all of our residents are enjoying the break! 🌺🌸🌼

Last week lots of our sites enjoyed Eid celebrations and O'Shea and Buccluech both hosted dinners to celebrate. 🥳

The sun has finally made an appearance and the residents at Scienne's made the most of it with a trip to the beach! 🏖️

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🥢 Get ready for the budget-friendly recipes provided by Mike from Beaverbank! ✨

🌶️ Kung Pao Chicken (£0.70)
🥔 Hot & Sour Fried Shredded Potatoes (£0.15)
🍳 Fried Rice with Egg (£0.70)
🍗 Chicken with Chilli Pepper (£0.52)
🥚 Onions & Eggs Stir-fry (£0.44)

💡 Total Cost: £2.51 (Counted upon the portions of ingredients, excluding basic pantry items like salt and oil)

Mike's creations bring authentic Chinese flavors to our "5 Things Under £3 Cooking Challenge"! Which dish are you most eager to try?

Stay tuned for more delicious recipes from our other talented residents. 🍜✨

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Wishing a wonderful Eid-al-Fitr to all our staff and students who are celebrating 🎉. Eid Mubarak!!

Eid-al-Fitr also known as the ‘festival of Breaking the Fast’ marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is a time of celebration and gratitude 🙏.

If you are celebrating Eid, let us know what you’re doing to celebrate in the comments below 👇

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🍴 Exciting News! Norazimah from College Wynd has shared some amazing budget-friendly recipes as part of our "5 Things Under £3 Cooking Challenge"! 🌟 Check out her delicious creations:

🍴 1) Baked Mussels and Croutons (£0.51)
🍌 2) Caramelized Banana (£0.50)
🍝 3) Stir Fried Mussel Pasta (£0.51)
🥔 4) Potato & Carrot Bergedil (£0.50)
🥗 5) Crispy Potato Salad (£0.70)

💡 Total Cost: £2.72 (Counted upon the portions of ingredients, excluding basic pantry items like oil)

Norazimah's delicious dishes prove that you can make tasty meals without breaking the bank! Stay tuned as we share more mouthwatering recipes in the coming weeks. 👀 Which dish are you excited to try first? 🤤

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✨ ResLife Round Up 👉

The sun shone through and Kincaid's Court, College Wynd, Blackfriar's Street, Robertson's Close and South College Street hosted the first BBQ of Spring! ☀️🍔🌭

Scienne's residents have been crafting some tote bags to bring some colour to their reusable shopping bags. 🛍️

Chancellor's Court residents have also been enjoying the perks of their new reusable cups to keep their drinks warm. ☕️

Beaverbank, Murano and Shrubhill residents have been enjoying a variety of study snacks to help prepare for their upcoming exams and Robertson's Close residents loved Nutella so much they've enjoyed a second Nutella Day!! 🍫

Warrender Park residents are making sure they take study breaks with their step count challenge and Haddington Place residents enjoyed a movie night. 🚶

Brae House residents cheered on Scotland Women's Rugby team in their last match against France! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇫🇷

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Get active & with the team from University of Edinburgh - Sport & Exercise. They've got a whole host of ways to get moving this April & May. From outdoor Bootcamps to Yoga, from Learn to Lift Workshops to courses at Firbush, there's something for everybody.


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✨ ResLife Round Up 👉

This week has been all about the Easter!! 🐣

We've had Egg hunts at lots of our sites including Baird House, Brae House and Chancellor's Court! We've also had our Egg lucky dip in the ResLife office, did you stop by and win one? 🥚🐰

The Thistle community got things in full swing with a Ceilidh this weekend. 🕺💃

Beaverbank and Fraser Court have been prioritising self care as we approach the end of the semester! 🧘

Richmond Place have hiked up Arthur's seat to enjoy the Edinburgh Sunshine. ☀️

Pentland residents have enjoyed a tasty Biryani bonanza! 🍛

What have been your semester 2 highlights?


Get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with lively Scottish Ceilidh dancing and band, delicious finger foods, a bar, and great company. Whether you're a seasoned Ceilidh dancer or a newbie, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here's what you can expect on the night:

Date: 30th March
Venue: South Hall, Po***ck Halls
Time: 7 pm - Late
Admission: £5 per ticket

Tickets now for sale - Your ticket includes:
Ceilidh dancing sessions where you can learn traditional Scottish dances with friends.
A Finger food buffet to keep you going throughout the evening.
One free alcoholic or soft drink to raise a toast to the end of the semester and the year.


🍴🌟 Calling all foodies! Join ResLife's "5 Things Under £3 Cooking Challenge" and showcase your culinary skills on a budget! 🌟🍴

👨‍🍳 Challenge: Create 5 tasty dishes with a total budget of £3 or less.
📅 Deadline: 3 April 2024, 23:59
🎁 Prizes: 3 winners will receive £20 gift vouchers for groceries, coffee, and more!

👉 Submit your recipes here:

🔍 Tips:
Only count the portion of ingredients you use towards the budget. Basic pantry items like spices, herb, and oil are freebies!

📣 Winners will be notified via their University email addresses by 18 April, and we'll share their fantastic ideas with all our residents.

Let's get cooking, saving, and inspiring each other! 🥳 Don't miss out - join the challenge today!

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Ramadan Mubarak to all our staff and students who are observing Ramadan over the next month. May this month bless you with happiness and prosperity.

If you are observing Ramadan this year, what are your essentials?


The Library is holding a Dissertation and Thesis Festival from 11-15 March 2024, aiming to support students to use library resources for dissertation and thesis success.

To create the programme of 20+ sessions, we've collaborated with Digital Skills, IAD, Library Research Support and the Centre for Research Collections, as well as external publishers and other libraries.

Sessions in this instance of the Festival include:
• Copyright and your thesis
• AI tools for literature searching: Opportunities, limitations, and responsible use
• Getting started with NVivo
• Expert searches for systematic reviews
• Discover Overton : the world’s largest searchable index of policy documents
• Searching grey literature for reviews and evidence synthesis

Most sessions will be delivered online and will also be recorded, making them accessible to online-only students and students unable to attend live sessions due to study or work commitments.

In addition, Festival sessions are complemented by modules in the LibSmart online course which can be undertaken at any time to build student knowledge and skills in library-based research.

For Dissertation and Thesis Festival programme details and booking links please see:


As part of University Mental Health Day the Sports Union is collaborating with The Foundation for Positive Mental Health and Heriot-Watt University to deliver an evening of conversation on the topic of Student Sport and Mental Health. The event will take place at the University of Edinburgh Central Campus and will be hosted by Peter Sawkins, Sports President 23/24. The event will hear from a wide variety of views on the challenges of student sport on young peoples mental health, and how we can build supportive networks to create healthier wellbeing environments across our campuses.

Ronnie Millar, Director of University Counselling Services
Dr Alastair Dobbin, GP and co-founder of the Feeling Good App
Chris Sellar, Head of Delivery at Oriam and Board Member of Back Onside
Eilidh Gibson, University of Edinburgh Sport Hall of Fame inductee and former World and European Canoe Slalom Champion
Jade Vincent Borde, Sports Union Health and Wellbeing Executive Officer at Heriot-Watt University
Event details

Thursday 14th March 6-7.30pm
50 George Square (Lecture Theatre G03)

To register to attend the event, and submit questions for the speakers in advance, please sign-up here;

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✨ ResLife Round Up 👉

This week East Newington Place residents have shared their favourite views of Edinburgh with a photo competition 📸

More plant babies have been adopted and have found homes at New Arthur Place 🌿🌱

Salisbury Court residents have enjoyed hot chocolates and got their creative juices flowing with a painting session 🎨

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Could you make a positive impact in your community? If so, we're looking for you to join our team as one of our Undergraduate Resident Assistants (RAs)!

You're just 5 steps away from making your impact and joining our team.

Step 1 - Download and READ our RA role description.

Step 2 - WATCH our RA information session to get all the information you need about the role.

Step 3 - APPLY online before the deadline of 10th March 2024.

Step 4 - If your application is successful, you'll attend an ASSESSMENT DAY with an individual interview and a group exercise. Our assessment days will be hosted on 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st March 2024.

Step 5 - Successful candidates will receive an OFFER of placement in one of our teams w/c 8th April 2024.

Applications are now live, GOOD LUCK!!

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This week is UK Eating Disorder Week, so we’re taking the opportunity to share support for those struggling with eating disorders and their loved ones. We’ll be posting throughout this week, and our first post is about what to look out for if you’re worried that someone you love has an eating disorder.

Remember that everyone’s journey is different and eating disorders won’t always look the same, but there are some common signs that you can keep your eyes peeled for if you’re worried about someone you know. We're sharing some helpful resources that might help you identify some of the common signs of eating disorders.

BEAT not only provides training courses to help you learn how to spot the signs, but they also provide downloadable resources that explain what you should be looking for and why. You can access their training courses here:

WebMD’s list breaks down each different eating disorder and what to look out for in each one, so you’ll find it easier to pinpoint what you or a loved one are going through:

Finally, the national eating disorder also lists their warning signs by specific eating disorder, but they also list the most common symptoms in two groups: emotional and behavioural, and physical. This way, you can start by looking for the most common signs, then begin to narrow it down:

If you don’t feel you can speak to your loved one about these concerning signs, remember you can access all the support we’re listing in our other ED Week posts.


are introducing The Sports Union Games! 🏉🏀🏆⚽️🏓
This multisport tournament aims to display the university’s multinational community and offer students a free opportunity to represent their nation, get active and have fun through sport.

🗓️Date: Wednesday 20th March
📍Location: Pleasance, Peffermill, and St Leonards Land
8 sports will be running over the day including Badminton, 3x3 Basketball, Boccia, Netball, Pickleball, Squash, Table Tennis, and Touch Rugby.

How to get involved –
Entry is free! Sign up a team here; You can also sign up as an individual to be matched with a team.
All teams will choose a nation to represent and will be encouraged to fly the flag of their own or adopted nation.
When entering, there is the option of providing a donation to the Volunteer Zambia charity.

This will be a great opportunity to play some fun sport, meet other students from around the world, and show off their represented nation. All for free! 🙌


Are you brave enough to take on the dark history of Edinburgh? Join Reslife this Saturday at 3:45pm as we venture down into the Edinburgh Dungeons and learn all the shadowy details of days of yore.
For only £7 you can laugh and scream your way through the darkest times from Edinburgh's History!
You can pay and sign up via this ePay link ( there will be a follow up email to confirm all details.


Have you ever thought about volunteering? 🤔

Why not volunteer with Vintage Vibes?! 🙌

Vintage Vibes are an Edinburgh based charity that is working to tackle loneliness in the over 60s (the VIPs) 👵🏼👴🏾🧓🏽.

They are looking for student volunteers to create 1:1 friendships with VIPs and volunteers.

Vintage Vibes provide full training and cover volunteer expenses.

What you give? Volunteers will spend an hour or so a week chatting to a VIP (this is a companionship, not a carers role).

What you get? Volunteering is good for you and can give you purpose, make you feel calmer, happier and less stressed. This is a great way to meet others, enjoy fun and free nights out and get a great reference for future employers.

For more information visit


Happy Burns Night to everyone! 🥳

Robert Burns is a Scottish Poet celebrated on the 25th January each year, known as 'Burns Night'.

Burns night is a time to enjoy Scottish traditions and many Scots enjoy a tasty Burns supper of Haggis (described as the 'great chieftain o' the puddin' race' by Burns himself), Neeps and Tatties to celebrate the occasion. 🍽️😋

Burns famously wrote of Edinburgh... 'Edina! Scotia's darling seat!
All hail thy palaces and tow'rs,
Where once, beneath a Monarch's feet,
Sat Legislation's sov'reign pow'rs:
From marking wildly scatt'red flow'rs,
As on the banks of Ayr I stray'd,
And singing, lone, the lingering hours,
I shelter in they honour'd shade.'

What will you be doing to celebrate Burns Night?


👮‍♂️Police Talk: Safeguarding Your Student Experience👮‍♀️

Join us for an insightful session hosted by Police Scotland. They're here to empower you with knowledge on scams targeting students and addressing recent incidents in the city.

🗓 Date: 1 February 2024 (Thursday)
🕰 Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
📍 Venue: 40 George Square Lecture Theatre A
🎟 Quota: 200*
🔗 Register by 29 Jan:

Bonus: 100 participants will get a FREE safety alarm keychain! 🚨🔑 Don't miss this chance to stay safe and informed. See you there! 👋

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Pop along to Arthur's on Tuesday, we will see you there! 💪

Check out some events happening this semester below including Quizzes on the 27th Feb, 26th March, and 23rd April! 🥳🥳🥳

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