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Edinburgh Universities Energy Bills

Saving money as a student can be difficult if you're going to enjoy what are commonly known as the best years of your life. We understand that it's a difficult transition to having to manage and pay for all your own bills; however, energy suppliers really take advantage of this and can almost charge you whatever they want. We're glad you've found this page, because now you can start fighting back and save maximum money for minimal effort. All the information you'll need to save hundreds of pounds is right here.

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Key Information

University of Edinburgh

Number of students: 33,609
Ranking: 23rd
Graduate employability: 72.7%
Student satisfaction: 3.85 / 5


 
Edinburgh Napier University

Number of students: 15,691
Ranking: 94th
Graduate employability: 71.4%
Student satisfaction: 4.03 / 5


 
Heriot-Watt University

Number of students: 20,994
Ranking: 29th
Graduate employability: 79.7%
Student satisfaction: 4.13 / 5


How much do energy bills cost?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question as it all depends on your house. The main things are: how big is your house?; how many people live in it?; How much gas and electricity are you using? Most student houses in a three bedroom terrace house are likely to use around 1,000 - 1,400 kWh of gas and 300 - 500 kWh of electricity per month. We understand that this probably doesn't mean much to you like that; however, below you'll see this translated into pounds and pence.

If you have a standard tariff with Npower, which is the type of deal your landlord is likely to put you one, as its the most expensive, would cost you something like:

Monthly usage:
Gas - 1,312 kWh
Electricity - 465 kWh

Npower Edinburgh University energy bills

Monthly cost:
Gas - £58
Elec - £87
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Total - £145

(£48.33 each per month)

Now, if you decide to spend 10 minutes on the phone to us today, you could switch to a deal something like the one below:

Bulb Edinburgh University energy bills

Tariff: Bulb's 'Vari-Fair'

Monthly cost:
Gas - £39
Elec - £64
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Total - £101

(£33.66 each per month)

This £44 a month saving is pretty huge considering the little work needed to make the switch happen (99% of which is done by us). Over the year this will saving your household a massive £528.


Avoid estimated bills

Your energy supplier is only legally obligated to come and read your gas and electricity meters every two years, which means that the rest of the time you are going to be charged based on an 'estimated figure', which is always inflated with students because they know they can get away with it. To counteract this, you can send them a meter reading every month, or even just every now and again (you'll still save money). This will take you around 1 minute: it basically consists of you copying 4 or 5 numbers from your meter and posting it online for you energy supplier. You can find out how to do this for different meter types by clicking the link below.

How to give a meter reading


Key contact information

Some of the customer service facilities in the Edinburgh universities are fantastic, and as such, if you're wanting to contact someone from your uni before contacting us, use the following information.

University of Edinburgh

Student accomodation enquiries (on campus)
- +44 (0) 131 651 2131
- accommodation@ed.ac.uk

Student Union
- +44 (0) 131 650 9225
- reception@eusa.ed.ac.uk

Student Services
- +44 (0) 131 650 2387
- finance@ed.ac.uk

Student services address
Academic Services
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh
EH8 9YL


Edinburgh Napier University

Student accomodation enquiries (on campus)
- +44 (0) 131 455 3713
- accommodation@napier.ac.uk

Student Union
- +44 (0) 131 229 8791
- ensa@napier.ac.uk

Student Services
- +44 (0) 333 900 6040
- Fill in an online contact form

Student services address
Edinburgh Napier University
Sighthill Campus
Sighthill Court
Edinburgh
EH11 4BN
0333 900 6040


Heriot-Watt University

Student accomodation enquiries (on campus)
- +44 (0) 131 451 3385
- halls@hw.ac.uk

Student Union
- +44 (0) 131 451 5333
- info@hwunion.com

Student Services
- +44 (0) 131 449 5111
- enquiries@hw.ac.uk

Student services address
Student Service Centre
Hugh Nisbet Building
Edinburgh Campus
Edinburgh
EH14 4AS