Support from fellow students who have been where you are now!
Our peer support groups are run entirely by student volunteers. The support they provide is subject to change from year-to-year in order to best reflect the needs of the student body at that time. The School is running three Peer Support schemes in 2022/2023.
You can also email the Peer Support volunteers at any time, on email@example.com, and they will be happy to give help and advice.
If you would like to speak to a student who has been in your shoes, you can sign up to receive one to one support from a History or Classics Peer Mentor. Your Mentor will be a student in a higher year in your subject area, who you can arrange to meet as a one off or a few times a semester. Mentors are there to listen to you and help you navigate your time at HCA by sharing their experience. They can also help you identify questions and areas you may want to explore in your studies and wider university experience. Mentors may not always be able to answer your questions but they will be able to signpost you to those who can.
For more information please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow UoE HCA Peer Support on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
As a new undergraduate student in History or a joint honours degree with History, you will be assigned to an 'Clan' for your arrival at Edinburgh. Led by current students in years two and above, your clan is a group of fellow first years available for you to ask questions and keep in touch with. Your Clan Leaders will support you to access your HCA and wider university community, share their experiences and organise social opportunities to meet. Most importantly Clans provide an opportunity to meet your fellow students in settings beyond the formal taught sessions of your degree.
For more information on History Clans contact Dr Alasdair Raffe, Deputy Undergraduate Director
For more information please get in touch at email@example.com or or follow UoE HCA Peer Support on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
The HCA Writing Centre is a resource for students to engage directly with the skills of writing well. At the HCA Writing Centre, undergraduate students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with postgraduate writing tutors. Students meet for c. 45 minutes with a writing tutor from their subject area to work on an essay or assignment, at any point in its progression: to talk through how best to begin mapping out an essay, or to get editing advice, or simply to have an extra set of eyes look over an essay before its submission.
One-on-one tutorials - book here
For more information on the HCA Writing Centre contact Dr Louise Blanke