UniversitiesUniversity of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University, Napier University, Queen Margaret University College
Student Population:[From UCAS or individual websites]Under GraduatePost GraduateTotal
University of Edinburgh1295594522095
Edinburgh College of Art161502801575
Heriot-Watt University513030658195
Napier University10745259013335
Queen Margaret University College36809054585
Campus Capacity(9,200)(1,800)(11000)
 Size of Market278001098538785
Drop out rates:University of Edinburgh7%
Edinburgh College of Art14%
Heriot-Watt University14%
Napier University18%
Queen Margaret University College15%
Student AreasAbbeyhill, Bruntsfield, City centre, Corstorphine, Fountainbridge, Leith, Marchmont, Morningside, New town, Newington, Polwarth, Sighthill, West end
Accommodation Officer Contacts:UniversityTelAddressWebLandlord Accreditation Scheme?
University of Edinburgh0131 667 1971Allocations Division
Pollock Halls of Residence
18 Holyrood Park Road
EH16 5AY
Edinburgh College of Art0131 221 6023Student Welfare Services
Lauriston Place
Heriot-Watt University0131 451 3386Accommodation Office
Hugh Nisbet Building
Riccarton Campus
EH14 4AS
Napier University0131 455 4545/4211Accommodation Service
Craiglockhart Campus
219 Colinton Road
EH14 1DJ
Queen Margaret University College0131 317 3311Accommodation Office
Corstorphine Campus
Clerwood Terrace
EH12 8TS
Planned development for cityThe redevelopment of one of Edinburgh New Town's most famous buildings is to cost £60 million. The former post office site is being turned into the capital's biggest speculative office development. Waverley Gate is a flagship development in the heart of Edinburgh's historic New Town.Recycling services in Edinburgh will receive an £83m boost from the Scottish Executive's strategic waste fund. The money will go towards initiatives aimed at recycling an extra one million tonnes of material by 2020. The funding is part of £138m awarded to four councils in Scotland.
Planned development for universitiesUniversity of EdinburghPlans for the £200 million flagship facility for Scotland's biotechnology activities could create up to 6,000 jobs. The biomedical research park will be built at Little France, next to the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Chancellor's Building, the University's Medical School.
Edinburgh College of ArtEdinburgh College of Art has an international reputation as one of the most successful independent art colleges in the UK. The facilities are excellent and staffs are practising artists, designers, architects, curators and writers, many with international reputations.
Heriot-Watt UniversityThe first Beer Academy in Scotland, set up by brewing companies with a view to lifelong learning among consumers as well as people in the trade was to be launched in May 2004.George Philliskirk, the new director for the academy, has a budget of £240,000 donated by Britain's brewers and industry organisations.
Napier UniversityNapier University’s redeveloped Craiglockhart campus will be home to the University’s Business School and has undergone a £25m redevelopment and features the iconic egg-shaped lecture theatre that has already become a landmark in the capital.
Queen Margaret University CollegeThe planning committee of East Lothian Council has backed recommendations to grant outline planning permission for Scotland's first University campus of the 21st Century. Queen Margaret University College (QMUC), in association with architects Dyer Associates, will prepare detailed plans for the 35 acre site at Craighall. Over 4000 staff and students will relocate from existing campuses at Corstorphine and Leith in 2007. The £multi million development will largely be financed by a deal with property developers Persimmon, which will inherit the prime residential site at Corstorphine. Other cash will be raised from the sale of the Leith campus and development fundraising activities.
Campus room rental**:MinimumMaximum
Yield range4.7 – 8.5%
 3 bed house (i.e. 2 bed upstairs + 1 converted other)4 bed house5 bed house6 or more bed house
Entry Price£100,000£155,000£210,000£350,000
Median Room Rate£60£61£58£58
Average Yield B*8.5%7.4%6.5%4.7%
B - Estimated Annual Profit£2,268£2,200£1,454-£2,665
Financial ScoresTotal(out of 10)Capital Growth(out of 5)Yield(out of 5)
Description:Edinburgh is a vibrant and happening city. With the castle overlooking the Princes Street Gardens, and life, as a result of Scotland's relaxed licensing laws, the city is beautiful.However, like all large cities, it is quite expensive. However, many pubs offer happy hours or student discount nights, when drinks are more reasonably priced.

Edinburgh has a variety of interesting museums, and numerous beautiful buildings. This is not to mention theatres. During the Edinburgh Festival the whole city comes alive.

Websites to advertise on:Local and national student listings: www.student-accom.comCity information for students:

Student pad Edinburgh:

Queen Mary Private sector list:

Information for students:

Residential lettings:

Edinburgh property rentals:

Estate Agents:AddressTelWeb
James Gibb4 Atholl Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 8HT0131 2293481
Grigor Hales135 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH11 1TH0131 3135556
Strutt And ParkerEdinburgh Office, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 7HR0131 2262500
The M G Partnership43 Manor Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 7EB0131 2400970
Letting Agents: AddressTelWeb
FDP Savills46 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 4HQ0131 2473700
Bennett And Robertson16 Walker Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 7NN0131 2254001
Shield And Kyd100 Easter Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH7 5RH0131 6618300
Somerville And Russell2a Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 7AL0131 2203503
Mac Lachlan And Mac Kenzie8 Walker Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 7LH0131 2203336


UniversitiesUniversity of Exeter
Student Population:[From UCAS or individual websites]Under GraduatePost GraduateTotal
Campus Capacity(3300)(700)(4000)
 Size of Market607030759150
Drop out rates:University of Exeter6%
Student AreasNewton, St. James, Pennsylvania
Accommodation Officer Contacts:UniversityTelAddressWebLandlord Accreditation Scheme?
University of Exeter01392 262524Accommodation Office
Northcote House
The Queen's Drive
Planned development for cityA £100m investment in schools in Exeter has been given the go-ahead by Devon County Council. The council has signed a 30-year contract with Mowlem and Innisfree as part of a private finance initiative. All five of Exeter's secondary schools will have new buildings.A £3.5m expansion scheme is being carried out at a Devon airport, creating nearly 100 jobs. A new hangar will enable low cost airline Flybe to expand its aircraft maintenance operations, creating 96 new full-time jobs in the next five years.
Planned development for universitiesUniversity of ExeterThe University have recently launched a Centre for Climate Change Impact Forecasting, in association with the University of Plymouth.The University is also investing a further £35 million in accommodation over the next five years. In the first phase for October 2004 this means a brand new Hall (Holland Hall) and additional purpose-built rooms at Lopes Hall.About 100 new jobs are being created as part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative. The University of Exeter is to move 500 students and all of its Cornwall-based operations to Tremough Campus at Penryn. They will join the 750 students of Falmouth College of Arts, which has owned and occupied the site since 1999.

Falmouth College of Arts and the University of Exeter are to share new buildings, costing £50m, which have been funded mainly by Objective One as part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) initiative.

The final phase, which will open in September 2004, contains laboratories for the University of Exeter and shared facilities such as a library, restaurants and a fitness centre. The two institutions have also paid for a new £18m 500-bed student residence at Tremough.

Campus room rental**:MinimumMaximum
Yield range6.8 – 7.4%
 3 bed house (i.e. 2 bed upstairs + 1 converted other)4 bed house5 bed house6 or more bed house
Entry Price£110,000£140,000£175,000£220,000
Median Room Rate£53£55£55£56
Average Yield B*6.8%7.4%7.4%7.2%
B - Estimated Annual Profit£1,029£1,972£2,465£2,734
Financial ScoresTotal(out of 10)Capital Growth(out of 5)Yield(out of 5)
Description:Exeter is in the heart of the West Country. It's not a big city but it is certainly a beautiful one. According to the EU it has the highest quality of life of any English city and when you get there you can see why.Although, not full of clubs, Exeter does have a few. As many potential students seem to suspect, mainstream and cheese rule the roost but contrary to some reports the city does have a decent alternative scene.
Websites to advertise on:Local and national student listings: www.student-accom.comCity information for students:

Link from University:

Easy roommate:

Estate Agents:AddressTelWeb
Bower & Bower25 Cowick Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 1AL01392 270778
Bradford And Bingley Marketplace Ltd12-13 South Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1DZ01392 274953
Fulfords21 Cowick Street St Thomas, Exeter, Devon, EX4 1AL01392 411255
Your Move79 Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3 HR01392 491418
Letting Agents: AddressTelWeb
CardensThe Octagon, 54 New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EP01392) 433866
Connell Estate Agents8-9 South Street, Exeter, Devon, EX101392 221331
FDP Savills13 Southernhay West , Exeter, Devon , EX1 1PJ01392 253 344
Miller19 Paris Street, Exeter, Devon, EX01392 411917
Whitton And Laing20 Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3SN01392 259395