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Before you arrive at Basil Paterson - some useful information

Dear Student,

Greetings from Basil Paterson College, Edinburgh! We are delighted that you have chosen to take a course with us at Basil Paterson, and look forward to meeting you very soon in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

In this part of our website you will find lots of useful information to help you prepare for your stay, including sections on the college and the city, as well as helpful advice to ensure you make the most of your time in Edinburgh. You can click any of the headings on the right for more information.

Remember that the team at Basil Paterson is here to help you have the best possible experience. This means that if you have any questions about your course, accommodation, transport, social activities - or any other aspect of your stay in Edinburgh - please come and see us and we will do our best to help.

On behalf of the whole team at Basil Paterson, I look forward to welcoming you personally to Edinburgh!

Best wishes,

Basil Paterson Team

Click below for more information:

Getting around Edinburgh

  • How to get to the College
  • Transport options in the city
  • Bus tickets/public transport

Your accommodation

  • Host family information
  • University residence details
  • Contact details for any questions

Your English course

  • What to expect on your first day
  • Information about your classes
  • Some important study tips

Exploring Edinburgh & Scotland

  • Our Social & Cultural Programme
  • Top 10 things to do in Edinburgh
  • Arrange a day/weekend trip

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If you cannot find the information you are looking for above, please feel free to contact us.