Department Overview

The Student and Academic Services Group (SASG) consists of a number of departments.

Academic Services

Academic Services activities include the University's academic governance and regulatory framework; academic policy and strategy and managing key University projects for enhancement of academic governance and support.

Academic Services

Careers Service

The Careers Service offers high quality careers advice to matriculated students and recent graduates of the University, assisting them to make informed careers decisions throughout their lives and achieve a successful transition on graduation to a satisfied future.

Careers Service

Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy offers pastoral care for students and staff regardless of their religious affiliation.

Chaplaincy

Communications and Marketing (CaM)

Communications and Marketing (CAM) promotes understanding of, and support for, the University and its work, and facilitates effective communications within the University.

Communications and Marketing

Development and Alumni

The Development and Alumni service provides three main functions to the University and its staff: the Alumni Register, Alumni Services and fund-raising for the University of Edinburgh Campaign.

Development and Alumni

General Council

The General Council consists of graduates, academic staff and University Court members.

General Council

Governance and Strategic Planning (GaSP)

Governance and Strategic Planning's activities include strategic planning, University governance, protocol and public policy.

Governance and Strategic Planning

Human Resources

HR Professional Services and University HR Services provide a dedicated HR service and shape the University’s people management strategies and policies.

Human Resources

Internal Audit

The prime function of Internal Audit is to provide the University with an objective assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of Management's internal control systems.

Internal Audit

International Office

The International Office provides a support service to Colleges and Schools in relation to the advancement of the University's Internationalisation strategy and works closely with the Vice Principal (Internationalisation).

International Office

Pharmacy

The Pharmacy operates like any other high street pharmacy and is open to students, staff, and members of the public for dispensing of prescriptions, sales of medicines and toiletries, and photographic processing.

Pharmacy

Records Management

The Records Management Section is responsible for Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Records Management best practice and compliance throughout the University.

Records Management

SASG Business Unit

The Business Unit supports the Head of the Group and provides a wide range of support services to the Group especially in relation to Finance and Human Resources.

SASG Business Unit

Student Administration

Student Administration provides the University's staff, students, applicants and relevant external agencies with a high quality service in relation to registration, student financial support and fees, examinations and graduations, timetabling and other student administration matters.

Student Administration

Student Counselling Service

The Student Counselling Service provides confidential short term counselling to matriculated Edinburgh University students.

Student Counselling Service

Student Disability Service

The University of Edinburgh is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for disabled staff and students and aims to create an environment which enables them to participate fully in the main stream of university life.

Student Disability Service

Student Recruitment and Admissions (SRA)

Student Recruitment and Admissions provides a range of information to prospective students attending schools and colleges in the UK and to their parents, advisers or teachers.

Student Recruitment and Admissions

Student Systems

Student Systems is responsible for the business support for EUCLID and related systems, and for their ongoing business enhancement.

Student Systems


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