We give all possible support to help disabled students secure the accommodation which best suits their needs.

Care and support

Accommodation, Catering and Events recognises that disabilities encompass a much wider spectrum than physical impairments, and that not all disabilities are visible.

We offer a 24-hour pastoral support service through our Wardens and Accommodation Managers in all first year accommodation.

This service is provided for the benefit of all our students, whether disabled or not.


Accommodation, Catering and Events continues to work closely with the Student Disability Service to expand the range of facilities available for disabled students in both catered halls and self-catered residences and flats.

This already includes wheelchair-accessible accommodation and rooms, which have been specially adapted for students with a hearing impairment.

Policy on pets in University of Edinburgh Student Accommodation

The accommodation lease for student accommodation does not allow pets in properties. The exception to this rule is for Assistance Dogs that fall into the definition in the linked document below; in such cases, the dogs will be welcome where suitable accommodation is available.

Contact details

If you would like to discuss the accommodation options available, please contact the Allocations Division.

Allocations Division
Accommodation Services
Reception Centre, Pollock Halls
18 Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

Tel: +44 (0)131 651 2042

For more information on the facilities that the University can provide, contact the Student Disability Service.

Student Disability Service
Third Floor
The Main Library Building
George Square

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 6828
Email: disability.service@ed.ac.uk