College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Taught students

Information for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students on how the College supports them.

As a taught student you will primarily be supported by your school as you attend University.

 Link to find School Contacts

The College Academic and Student Administration Office (ASAO) is responsible for oversight of the student lifecycle and co-ordination of academic and student administration in CAHSS.

The ASAO teams support the work of the College Learning and Teaching Deans and Committees, and assist schools in their support of you as our students.


For more help/ information

University policies and regulations can be found on the Academic Services website:

Academic Service Policies and Regulations 

There is always someone in the university who can help. Find out more about the services available to you.

List of Student Support Services 

For staff

The Academic and Student Administration SharePoint Intranet provides School staff with information and guidance relating to College procedures including templates and forms:

Login to the Staff Intranet (restricted)


Student representation, quality assurance and enhancement

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Information on the College Governance, Quality and Enhancement team. Further details about the many responsibilities held by this team, including supporting student engagement and student representation.

The College Taught Student Administration and Support

A scholarship student outside McEwan Hall
This team leads on the coordination of guidance for all matters relating to on-programme administration for all UG and PG taught students across the College. Our team works closely with the College’s Dean of Education, Dean of Students, Dean of Quality Assurance and the College Academic Misconduct Officer (CAMO) to provide assistance and support to schools across the areas of student progression, administration and wellbeing.

Student conduct

A male lecturer talking with a male student in the Business School
Information on student conduct and expectations.

PVG-Disclosure Scotland

Artist Ed Blazey talking to primary school children about art.
Some students on Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research Programmes at University of Edinburgh may be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Scheme - Disclosure Scotland. Find out more and who to contact.