I decided to make a list on things I found useful both prior and after moving to Edinburgh.
- edinburghstudentpad. This is a page specifically directed at students. It also has a messageboard for people letting their rooms or people looking for prospective flatmates which can be very useful when finding a flat.
- EdinRoom facebook group
Most of the flats are only let as a whole, which makes it difficult if you come here not knowing anyone. Edinburghstudentpad and the Edinroom facebook group can be helpful to team up with other people or just find a single room in a pre-existing flatshare – but of course, the general rules of caution apply! Don’t pay any money unless you’ve seen the flat and signed a contract.
Advice on houseing, general wellbeing, money, funding, etc
Other university stuff
- Edinburgh Neuroscience: their homepage, twitter and facebook accounts to follow recent things.
- the MScR Integrative Neuroscience twitter and facebook accounts
- IAD – the Institute for Academic Development. The offer course to develop transferrable skills.