1. You feel like you're in a Harry Potter movie View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @giannapanagakou Studying in these beautiful historic buildings can easily make you think you're in Hogwarts - especially if you throw in a visit to watch our Quidditch team Holyrood Hippogriffs in action or join the Harry Potter society. 2. Arthur's Seat is amazing…but you’ll probably only climb it once View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @jkkkki Climbing to the summit of Arthur's Seat and seeing the spectacular views is on everyone’s list when they come to study in Edinburgh and it is totally worth it, especially at sunrise! However even though it's totally stunning, you’ll likely never get around to doing it again. At least it's always a good landmark so you know where you are in the city! 3. There’s a bar...in a library View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @hannahcparsons How many other student unions can claim to have this? Teviot’s Library Bar with its beautiful old bookshelves and very Instagrammable spiral staircase is the library of your dreams. 4. Teviot Nachos are a lifesaver View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @saaraaahelizabeth Whether you're recovering from a night out or just looking for something cheap and incredibly tasty, it’s hard to beat the ultimate nachos on offer at Teviot Row House. YUM. 5. Library Cat View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @blackwelledin Jordan a.k.a Library Cat was a constant regular at the library who gained many adoring fans and even had a book written in his honour! However poor Library Cat hasn't been seen since March...make sure you have tissues at the ready before mentioning to any other students. 6. Rubbing a statue’s toe is good luck View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @peacock_feet Our philosophy students are wise enough to know that when they have exams coming up, the only thing to do is go to the Royal Mile and rub the big toe on the statue of philosopher David Hume for good luck. With non-philosophy students and tourists now getting in on the action too, here's hoping there's enough luck to go round! 7. You will be surrounded by some of the world's best comedians in August View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @edfringe Edinburgh has no shortage of incredible festivals all year round, but there's nothing quite like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Every August hundreds of dancers, writers, actors and comedians swamp Edinburgh and perform in every nook and cranny of the city. You know it's chaos. You know you'll have to be brave to even attempt to walk down the Royal Mile. And you know there's really nowhere else you'd rather be. 8. Everyone secretly loves the Big Cheese View this photo on Instagram Via instagram.com Admit it. Everyone needs a place they can sing their hearts out to S Club 7, and the legendary Students' Association Saturday night cheesefest will always hold a special place in your heart. 9. You get to relax at Christmas while your friends are busy revising View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @brittany_hockley / Via instagram.com One of the best perks of being at the University of Edinburgh is that you have your exams before Christmas, so you can enjoy the holiday period and feel for your friends at other unis who still have work to do...or do a small evil laugh behind their backs while you glug Glühwein. 10. Student flats are in the middle of a UNESCO world heritage site View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @rowanleckie / Via instagram.com Okay, this often means there isn't double-glazing, and the high ceilings and draughty corridors mean you'll have to be prepared to double up your duvet in winter, but come on...it's totally worth it to live in stunning flats like these!