How Close is the University?
The University of Edinburgh is a 3 minute walk.
Do I Have Contents Insurance?
Yes! As standard, all Derwent's students are automatically covered by the #1 Student insurer, Endsleigh. However this cover may not be sufficient for your needs, for example if you have expensive computers and smart phones so we strongly recommend you review your policy and upgrade your cover if you feel you need it. Go to endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover to check your policy details and enter your policy number
How Far is the City Centre?
The city centre is only 0.6 mile away.
Where is the nearest supermarket?
There are a number of supermarkets in close proximity, Tesco Metro is a short walk as are Lidl and Farmfoods.
Is there a medical centre nearby?
The Richard Verney Health Centre is on your doorstep
Where is the nearest cashpoint?
There is an ATM on Nicholson Square less than a minute from our front door.
Where is the nearest post office?
The post office on Clerk Street is a 5 minute walk.
Where is the nearest gym?
The University of Edinburgh has a large sport centre, there also a Pure Gym a 9 minute walk away.
How far are the bus/train stations?
The Potter Row bus and coach station is located just outside the property.
Where's the nearest bus stop?
On Potter Row; less than a minute walk from the front door.
What's in my room?
Our En Suite rooms offer comfortable 3/4 size beds, with storage space and a desk area. You'll have your own shower room with a toilet and sink, and you will have shared kitchen facilities. Our studios offer larger beds and more room, with kitchen facilities included in your studio.
What is included in the kitchen
Toaster, Cooker electric, microwave, Fridge/freezer
Who cleans my flat?
It is up to residents to maintain cleanliness of the flat. Cleaning equipment is provided.
Can I bring a pet?
Sorry, pets are not permitted on any Derwent Students properties.
Where can I do Laundry?
Washer/dryers are included in the flats.
Can I personalise my room?
Yes-must use white tack for pictures, No alterations to furniture or fixings, painting the room.
Can I have guests to stay?
Yes - Student accepts responsibility for all their guests on site, damage & costs billed to student caused by their guests.
Can I bring my car?
No parking available - Pay & display within the local area.
Is there anywhere I can store my bike?
We do not have bike storage facilities.
where do I collect my post from?
Personal post boxes or parcels from reception.
How do I report maintenance issues?
We now have our very own Repair app. Download the ‘Main Manager’ app onto your smart phone or tablet and then get the site code from Reception. Enter the code into the app and then you can log any problems you’re having with your accommodation.
Can I change my room?
We don't usualy allow residents to change rooms however, it will be considered under extenuating circumstances - Speak with site manager.
Do I need to have a TV licence?
Yes - Please refer to the BBC website on policy
What events do you arrange on the site?
We have weekly events, to keep you invovled.
What facilities are there on site?
Reception area with sofas-Tv/freeview
Can I store my possessions in the summer?
We don't allow residents to store possessions over summer.
Can I book for summer?
Yes, please contact reception or call 0131 667 6591.
Can I arrive early?
We don't allow early arrivals.