This competition ended on Wednesday 11 November.

We know you all have been going through a tough time during these ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, therefore we have created a fun competition for our students living in our accommodation that will showcase your creative skills. You will see we have created two competitions, which means students who have either a kitchen or a pantry can enter! We look forward to seeing your creative juices flowing!

Closing date for the competition is Wednesday 11 November whereby 5 entries will be shortlisted to feature on a public poll on Instagram. Poll will close on Wednesday 18 November, with winner announced on @uoeliving social media accounts on Thursday 19 November.

Self-catering accommodation 

Do you consider yourself a culinary wizard? Those who received a self-isolation grocery box can now prove it by showing us your cooking skills and win a three-course, meal for each member of your household from Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kitchin’s gastropub, The Scran and Scallie!

How to enter
  1. Share a video of yourself creating a delicious dish made from the ingredients in your grocery box (seasoning and proteins can be added)
  2. You can use either a recipe from our recipe cards, create your own or even try Tom Kitchin’s own dish (see video below).
  3. These can be posted on either Facebook or Instagram but make sure to tag us via @uoeliving, so we can see your entry.
  4. Simply caption the post with: “This dish of [add name and description of your dish] is my entry for the @uoeliving competition to win a three-course meal from @scranandscallie for my household.”
  5. We want to see your personality come through coupled with some exciting cooking flare!

A shortlist of five entries will be made and these recipes will be placed on a public poll carried out via Instagram stories on the @uoeliving Instagram handle. The winner will be announced via the @uoeliving social media accounts.

Please ensure you are adhering to Scottish Government guidelines and staying safe, protecting yourselves and each other.

Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kitchin’s video showcases what you can cook with some ingredients from your grocery box.

Click here for Tom Kitchin's video

Click here for Civerinos Slice's video

Click here for Larah Bross' video

Pollock and O’Shea Residence Hall 

Even though you do not have the facilities to show us your culinary skills, we didn’t want our Pollock Halls’ students to miss out! We want you to use your story telling skills to win a three-course meal for each member of your household from Edinburgh’s most popular takeaway, Civerinos Slice. This will consist of vegan meatball & focaccia, 20 inch pizza and hot Italian doughnuts with Nutella.

How to enter
  1. Post a 1-min video on either Instagram or Facebook, describing how you would use the ingredients below to create a mouth-watering meal!
  2. Don’t forget to state your name, all the ingredients and a description of the final dish, and tag us @uoeliving.


  • 100g smoked mackerel fillets (skin removed)
  • 250g potatoes
  • 2 large leeks
  • 4 free range eggs
  • 2 tablespoons creamed horseradish

You can still include ingredients such as olive oil, salt, pepper to spice up your meal as long as all five main ingredients are used in the recipe.

A shortlist of five entries will be made and these recipes will be placed on a public poll carried out via Instagram stories on the @uoeliving Instagram handle. 

Please ensure you are adhering to Scottish Government guidelines and staying safe, protecting yourselves and each other.

Terms and conditions

1. Applicable only for those who are in university-managed accommodation only.

2. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter is on this webpage.

3. Closing date of the entry will be Wednesday 11 November.

4. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

5. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

6. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

7. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

8. Winners will be chosen as a result of a popular vote conducted via social media sites.

9. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Instagram/Facebook within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

10. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.

11. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

12. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.