University Support Services
The University provides a wide network of support, in addition to the School's own Student Support service.
The Advice Place
The Advice Place is the free advice and information center for all students at the University. The service is run by EUSA and offers independent and confidential advice.
Get in touch if you have questions about University life, from finance and funding, accommodation and tenancy to health and wellbeing. We also have specialist academic advisers, who can offer guidance on issues related to your studies.
Student Counselling Service
The student Counselling service offers free, confidential, professional, short-term help for any personal concerns, whether or not they are related to study.
They offer counselling to help students work through their difficulty, understand themselves better and find ways of managing their situation.
They also offer a range of self-help workshops and literature.
For students staying in University accommodation, the Residence Life team will help you in the transition from home to university, and throughout your time at University.
Professionally trained staff are supported by a network of older students who are on hand to deal with any issues you may have.
The Health Centre
The University Health Center is an independent NHS partnership.
To use this service you must register with the practice and live within the practice area.
The center offers:
- comprehensive medical care
- contraceptive advice
- antenatal services
- child welfare services
- nursing services
If you do not live within the practice area, you may register with another general practitioner (GP) in Edinburgh: see NHS Lothian: find a GP
The Chaplaincy Centre
The Chaplaincy Centre provides a meeting place for groups and individuals of any religious allegiance, or none. The Chaplain, and their team of multi-faith honorary chaplains, offer support and guidance to all students.
The University’s popular outdoor Labyrinth is in George Square Gardens and gives students and visitors some time to reflect, focus and relax during a busy day.
Careers and employment
The University of Edinburgh’s award-winning careers service can help with career planning and employment queries.
The University of Edinburgh offers an inclusive environment for all students.
Student Immigration Service
The Student Immigration Service offers all non-UK applicants and students assistance, advice and support.
Information on computing, library and e-learning resources for University of Edinburgh students.
At the University of Edinburgh you will have access to one of the largest and most important academic libraries in the world. It holds many treasures and over 2.25 million volumes.
Mental Health Mentor
From September 2015 a Mental Health Mentor will be available at New College one day per week. To make an appointment contact the student Disability service:
Sport and exercise
Our University sport and exercise facilities are ranked among the very best in the UK.
Big White Wall
The University provides free access for all students to, The Big White Wall, an online support network for anyone needing help with emotional wellbeing: