College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Taught students

Information for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

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

Find more information on who to contact on your school webpages.

The information below will provide additional resources, information, and guidance on how processes work, what is expected of you, and what you can expect of us.

Where to get help

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Information on academic and non-academic support services.

Changing your programme

Other Postgraduate Opportunities
Information on how to change your degree programme if the track you are on is not right for you.

Concessions and special circumstances

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Concessions are variations to your degree progression such as an authorised interruption of study or concessions for exceptional circumstances. Staff requiring guidance on how to submit a PG concession request for a student please contact your school postgraduate office.

Student conduct

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Information on student conduct and expectations.

Student participation in quality assurance

Programmes
The College highly values your participation in quality assurance. There is a range of ways you can get involved at the School, College and University levels. This includes student involvement in Student-Staff Liaison Committees and taking on the role of class or School representative.

Adobe Creative Cloud membership - special deal for UoE students

As a University of Edinburgh student, you can access Adobe Creative Cloud at the highly discounted rate of £60 (subscription until the end of August 2021). This subscription provides full access to the power of Adobe's professional applications for creating print, web, and interactive content.

Guidance on recommended student technology

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The necessary move to hybrid teaching, where you’ll receive your teaching via on-campus and digital learning, will likely mean you have some questions regarding the type of technology you might need to ensure you get the best possible teaching experience, wherever you are in the world.

PVG-Disclosure Scotland

Artist Ed Blazey talking to primary school children about art.
The Scottish Government introduced the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme on 28 February 2011. From this date anyone seeking work with children or protected adults has to apply to join the Scheme in order to be eligible to take up a post either in a paid or voluntary capacity. Some students on Postgraduate Taught Programmes and Postgraduate Research Programmes may be required to join the PVG scheme.