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University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Edinburgh hides a maze of cobbled streets dotted with boutique hotels offering inexpensive rooms and outstanding restaurants. Many of the city's Gothic buildings house chic hotels with easy access to most of the city’s main tourist sites. For a uniquely Scottish experience, consider staying in the famous old town. Despite being in this historical district, many hotels here feature contemporary decor with lots of glass walls and muted color schemes. They’re also known for offering spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and restaurants serving classic European cuisine, with a modern Scottish twist.
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  • Lots of old world charm at this campus, open to the public. Places to sit in the courtyard. Very lively neighborhood.  more »
  • One of the places on our list was the University of Edinburgh. We had seen pictures online and it looked so pretty. We weren't expecting it to be so close to our hotel, but that was an added bonus. We...  more »
  • The university is really interesting. Many restaurants around the corner. Load of stuff to see with amazing people.  more »
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  • I worked at this university for nine years and eight months until April 2016. At first when I started working here I was as proud as I could have been working at one of the top universities within the UK. However, as time progressed it became absolutely hell to work for this institution. I worked within Central Biological Services within the corporate services. I was an animal research technician, it was my job to look after the animals that were having research done on them. Throughout my time working here I saw many things that should not have happened, including animals being glued to the side of their cage after having their tails cut off, animals not being given food or water for days and almost dying, animals being put into airtight spaces after having major surgery and forgotten about for more than 48hrs and many other things. Having brought some of these situations to managements attention I was threatened with the prospect of loosing my job. After finding some rats with no food and water and in a very sick condition in March 2016 and this being covered up and myself being bullied to keep quiet about it I decided to resign in April 2016. Subsequently the university did an investigation into this after I had left which was a complete whitewash which I in turn then dissected and found that the staff who were interviewed were infact asked loaded questions. This investigation was such a farce that the university then employed an independent QC to investigate, they have as yet declined to share this report with me. I know that in this report other staff have came forward and told of their own distressing situations- including one member of staff being stabbed in the hand with a pair of scissors and being bullied into not reporting it by his manager. There is at least two members of staff that have been so distressed by their employment with this institution that they have came close to committing suicide and are now on very strong anti-depressants - myself being one of them. In my view- this university is more about making money and power, rather than looking after its staff or the animals it does research on.
  • I'm in an online master program (DDPB), it's a waste of money, effort, and time! No matter how much you complain, they just don't care! They only care at time of payment. The number of worthless courses along the program is much greater than the valuable ones! You pay a lot per course and at its end, no value gained! Online learning here is a disaster!
  • Spent a day here on business with a friend (who is a member of faculty). Absolutely wonderful campus - everywhere I explored during my time there was both interesting and impressive. If the staff are any indication of the quality of the university degrees, this is a great place to study (and to work!)... lovely architecture. Timeless.
  • I wish I could study here. It is my biggest dream. I just love it♡♡♡
  • Amazing campus and research environment! A great place for PhD students!