Get stuck in
Become a leader in your community.
Become an Academic Family Leader
Being an Academic Family Leader is a fun and rewarding way to meet people and get more involved in your school. It can help you to get confidence in your subject area and develop skills that will be really valuable to you and future employers.
Be a Class Rep
As class rep, your role is to communicate the views of your fellow students to your course organisers.
Volunteer to help out on Open Days
The University throws its doors open to prospective students every year. We’d love it if you could share your experience and expertise to inspire and guide our visitors.
Edinburgh University Biomedical Society (EUBMS) is a network of peer support for students studying Biomedical Sciences Courses, providing course specific study and skill sessions as well as general biomedical career advice from internships to fellowships.
Chaplaincy Societies and Groups
Many student societies and groups regularly meet in the Bristo Square Chaplaincy Centre.
Edinburgh University Student Association
There are over 260 societies to choose from at the University of Edinburgh, offering you the chance to develop your interests, network and meet like-minded people.
Scottish Peer Support Network
The Scottish Peer Support Network is a new community bringing together staff and students from institutions across Scotland who have an interest in peer support.
Be a buddy
Buddies is a peer support programme for visiting international students coming to the University of Edinburgh for one or two semesters. We match new exchange students (International Buddies) into small groups with current Edinburgh students (known as Edinburgh Buddies)
What’s in it for me?
The University of Edinburgh recognises excellence in peer support with the Edinburgh University Students' Association Impact Awards, the Edinburgh Award for peer support and the Edinburgh Award for volunteering.