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Welcome to Edinburgh University Students’ Association! We are an association run by, and for, students, representing over 39,500 members, now including you. It's our job to ensure you feel supported and valued during your time at Edinburgh. 

The Students' Association provides opportunities for you to get advice, try new things, like joining a society, and make changes that benefit students and the community. We have four historic buildings around the city, with great bars and cafes to get delicious food and drink in our venues, plus we host fantastic events and nights out all year round, including the famous weekly Big Cheese at Potterrow!


Sat 8 Sep - Sat 15 Sep


With over 400 events, this year's Welcome Week programme is jam-packed! There's loads to choose from, from big nights out, ceilidhs, live music and comedy, to hundreds of society events designed to give you a taster of what our fantastic societies have to offer. A lot of the events in Welcome Week are free, but if you plan on going to a few of the night-time events it might be worth purchasing an Entertainment Wristband. On top of saving you money, this will guarantee you entry before 11pm into the week's BIGGEST events!



We've pulled out all the stops to programme a really special week for you too. It doesn’t matter whether you want to go wild this Welcome Week and relive your undergrad days or you want to keep things a bit more refined, we have plenty of options for you to let your hair down and meet fellow Postgrads. If you want to head to more than a couple of these events, we have a Postgraduate Wristband, designed to save you money and guarantee you access before 11pm to the largest events.  



Our full Welcome Week programme can be found here. Click the links below to see everything included in the Entertainment and Postgraduate Wristbands - like what you see, you can purchase one today


Benefits of the wristband

  • Save more than £100 with the Entertainment Wristband and more than £50 with the Postgraduate Wristband, if you're planning to heading to more than a few ticketed events!! 
  • Don't miss out! Our most popular nights out in Potterrow and the Welcome Ball sell out, the only way to guarantee entry before 11pm is with an Entertainments Wristband 
  • Get fantastic discounts on tours of Edinburgh provided by the best external tour operators in the city with the Entertainment Wristband! 


Keep up to date on all things Welcome Week by visiting our Welcome Week Facebook event