Student Support

University sources of support

Your School’s Student Support Team and your Personal Tutor can signpost you to University support services and external resources where more specialised support can be provided.

You can access any of these services directly.

 

Health, well-being and mental health

Adapting Well - information from the University on coping well with change including adapting to a new culture, building resilience, making the most of your student experience, and learning online

The Advice Place - The University of Edinburgh Students' Association's service offering independent and confidential advice on academic regulations, money, accommodation, crime, harrassment and complaints

The Art of Conversation - a guide to supporting people who may have suicidal thoughts

Big White Wall - an online mental health and wellbeing support network available 24/7, guided by trained professionals: peer support, courses and self-care resources

Chaplaincy - a safe and welcoming space for people of all faiths and none

Feeling Good App - a self-help mental skills training programme teaching how to calm the mind and develop a positive mindset for increasing wellbeing, recovery from stress, worry and low mood, and for greater emotional resilience

Health in Mind Wellbeing Line - a telephone service for young people aged 16-25 living in the Lothians and Scottish Borders to speak about the impact of Covid-19 on their lives; Freephone 0808 801 0614 Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 2pm-6pm, and 11am-3pm at the weekend

Nightline - a confidential and non-judgmental support and inforamtion service run by students for students, open 8pm to 8am

SilverCloud - online CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) programmes for depression and anxiety

Sport & Exercise - information on the University of Edinburgh's sport and exercise facilities, classes, workshops, courses, events, and support for physical activity

Student Counselling Service - support for students' mental health using short-term counselling, workshops, referral to other services, and self-help resources

University Health Service - an independent medical practice: your local doctors' practice 

 

Academic                                        

The Advice Place - The University of Edinburgh Students' Association's service offering independent and confidential advice on academic regulations, money, accommodation, crime, harrassment and complaints

Edinburgh Global - support for international students, advice on visas, infomation on opportunities to study or work abroad

Institute for Academic Development - study and research skills development resources and support for students 

Student Disability Service - support and advice for students with a disability, learning difficulty, or health condition that impacts on study

                                   

Other

Accommodation Services - information on University and private accommodation in Edinburgh

Careers Service - information, advice and guidance on career planning and development and applying for work, offering individual appointments, online resources and workshops

Childcare - information on childcare services and support for student parents

Student Financeinformation on costs and financial support for university study        

 

The A to Z of student services provides a full list of student support services.

A to Z of student services