Scotcampus, Scotland’s biggest national paper for students, is holding its first ever Freshers’ Festival in Edinburgh.
After a similar event on Glasgow’s George Square in previous years which has subsequently become the largest student event in the UK – attracting more than 15,000 students in 2009 over two days, Scotcampus is turning its attention to the capital

Demand from Edinburgh students for a similar event has led to  a Freshers’ Festival this Thursday and Friday on The Meadows.

Working alongside The City of Edinburgh Council, Scotcampus have put together a free event which strives to be both entertaining and informative.

Students attending can expect . . .

Free Domino’s Pizza all day.

Free Relentless Energy Drinks all day.

Free Vitamin Water all day.

VIP Goody Bags (which include stock worth up to £30 from Urban Outfitters).

A gamerzone will provide attendees with access to all the latest computer games.

Model scouts will be in attendance and are looking to offer the most stylish student a modelling contract.

Some of Scotland’s finest acoustic acts and DJs are set to perform.

Charities like Movember and Depression Alliance are there to give students advice.

Major pubs, clubs, theatres, gyms and shops will be promoting their products and wares.

Amongst the 50+ exhibitors there will be Blackberry, Walkabout, Edinburgh University, Revolution, Vision Express, HMV, PC World, Hawke and Hunter, Revolution and HMV Picturehouse.

Editor of Scotcampus, Chris Hammond, said:- “The Glasgow event is massive and it just made sense to take it through to Edinburgh. I live here, and whilst I’m not a student anymore, it has always been obvious that the city really misses a focal point where freshers’ from across the various institutions can meet and enjoy themselves. Scotland has some excellent universities and some extremely talented students – many of both can be found right here in Edinburgh. I really see this event as a way of opening the eyes of students to the great things on offer in Edinburgh. I also hope that Edinburgh can open its eyes to the great students the city has.”

The event is free entry and will run from 10AM till 6PM.

Music levels will be kept to a minimum and no alcohol is to be served or consumed on the event premises.

The event organisers are hoping to attract between 7000-10,000 students over both days.

The event will be heavily stewarded, there will also be a large team of litter pickers and large refuse bins to deal with any littering.

For more info on exhibitors and previous festivals please visit

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