Executive Recruitment

Accommodation, Catering and Events

Accommodation, Catering and Events provides - either directly, or through their commercial wing Edinburgh First - a wide range of services for students, staff and the general public.

These include residential accommodation for over 9,500 students at over 40 different locations, a wide range of catering services, conference, event and meeting venues, and visitor accommodation.  A wide range of catering services including catering at Pollock Halls for students, summer guests and conferences.  Over 20 cafes, coffee carts and trucks and delivered catering to over 100 buildings. 

Edinburgh First, our commercial brand, offers year round conference, event, meeting venues and fine dining.  Hotels and apartments providing 3 and 4 star accommodation for University Use, conference guests and visitors to the University and the City.  We manage the University's engagement with the Edinburgh Festivals through the Festivals Office. Finally two purpose-built state of the art children's nurseries providing high quality care with over 190 places for children from 0 to 5 for University and local parents. 

Our Vision and Mission

ACE Vision

To support the University in its aim to be a truly global university benefiting society as a whole. 

ACE Mission

To develop an environment in which our people are inspired to be the best and deliver great service to all our students, customers and visitors. 

The above are intended to complement our existing values of...

  • Delivering Excellence
  • Working Positively
  • Supporting Others

Our Structure

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Key Facts and Figures

Here you will find some key facts and figures for the Accommodation. Catering and Events Department.