We understand that university can pose practical problems for our students, and we have measures in place to help you resolve any issues that could arise during your period of study.
You must meet with your Personal Tutor and he/she will enrol you on your courses, confirm your attendance and check your timetable to ensure you have no clashes.
The process for confirming your attendance in second year or above is similar but in addition to the steps outlined above, your personal tutor will check that you are taking the correct courses for the current year. Your Personal Tutor will also check that you have achieved all compulsory credits for the past year. If credits are missing, you will be referred to the Student Support Team. such cases can be rectified by raising a concession or, in some cases, repeating a year on a full or part-time basis.
Please contact Academic Registry if you have any questions about the matriculation process:
Many students do not anticipate taking outside subjects and find it difficult to decide what to study. Your personal tutor will be able to provide academic advice. Most degree programmes offer a free choice in the first year but you should read the degree programme table (DPT) carefully as some programmes will restrict the schedules from which a student can choose.
Please also be aware that some DPTs require you to continue your outside subject into your second year.
As a rule however, there are certain courses which are more difficult to take as outside subjects due to course quotas and limited spaces. These include English Literature 1, Spanish 1A and some Politics and Psychology courses. Information on how to obtain a place on these courses should be available on MyEd but if you are in any doubt, please visit the relevant Teaching Office for advice. We do not recommend language students take a third language as their outside subject.
1st year students must contact Academic Registry as soon as possible to confirm matriculation. You must also contact either your Personal Tutor or the Student Support Team, who will be able to confirm your attendance and ensure you are registered on the correct courses.
The Student Support Team can provide confirmation of status letters for many organisations/circumstances including banks and letting agents. Please complete a letter request form and bring to the Student Support Office in Room 5.05 David Hume Tower or e-mail it to us. Please allow 48 hours for processing.
Please contact your Personal tutor who will be able to provide you with an academic reference upon request.
Please visit your subject area teaching office; they will be able to give you advice and information on your year abroad.
The University aims to ensure that teaching, support services and student union activities provide positive experiences and opportunities for all students.
To achieve this aim it is important that we know what is and is not working. We endeavour to listen to concerns and to ensure thay are dealt with appropriately.
You can complain in person, by phone, in writing, or by email. It is easier for us to resolve complaints if you raise them as soon as you become aware of the issue, and directly to the service concerned. Please talk to a member of staff within the department you are complaining about so that they can try to resolve any problems on the spot.
You MUST contact the Finance Department at the earliest opportunity if you are having difficuly paying your fees in order to find a solution. Further support is available from the EUSA advice Place. The Advice Place will also be able to offer guidance on applying for hardship funds.
Whether you are experienced at living independently or are taking the plunge for the first time, the University Accommodation service are on hand to offer advice and residential support. There is a wealth of information available on their website at:
The Careers Service offer confidential and impartial advice to undergraduates on a variety of topics including career planning and advice and guidance on application and interview techniques.
Visit the Information Services Helpdesk on the ground floor, Main Library, George Square.
From 1st August the Helpdesk is open daily (except Sundays): 9am - 7.50pm, (open Sundays from 15th September)
You can contact the helpline on 0131 651 5151 from 9am - 8am (available 23 hours) every day or e-mail email@example.com
Please see the following Website for details of the University's nursery facilities and available support.
The International Office offers a central point for all non-UK students to go to for assistance, advice and support.
The International Student Centre is managed by international student volunteers and provides a resource for international students in the central University area.
Contact the Student Support Team who will be happy to help:
Room 5.05 (Floor 5), David Hume Tower
John +44 (0) 131 650 3647
Jackie +44 (0)131 650 3673
Michela +44 (0)131 650 6948
This article was published on Nov 19, 2013