School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Safety measures in the William Robertson Wing

Guidance for controlling the risk from COVID-19 in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Accessing the William Robertson Wing


Only students with a pre-booked appointment or timetabled teaching should enter the building. Students should access our local Student Support service and Graduate School Office by email in the first instance. Student meetings can then be set up on campus by appointment if required.

Student Support Office 

Our student support team are working 9-5, Monday to Friday as normal. They also have dedicated time throughout the week to set up an appointment with you if your query cannot be resolved by email. In order to resolve your query quickly appointments will be online, unless there is a particular need to hold them on campus. Online appointments will be arranged via Microsoft Teams.


Student Support contact information 

Graduate School Office 

Our Graduate School Office staff are working 9-5, Monday to Friday as normal. If your query cannot be resolved by email they will set up an online appointment with you. Online appointments will be arranged via Microsoft Teams. The Graduate School Team also have dedicated time throughout the week to set up an in-person appointment with you on campus if your query cannot be resolved by email or via an online meeting.



Only staff who need to be in the building for teaching, student and staff facing roles, or by prior agreement will be granted access.


We ask that you use the stairs if you are able, leaving the lift free for those who cannot.  All disabled lifts within the building will be operational.


We would ask you to use the hand sanitiser available and to wash your hands often.

Face coverings

Whist face coverings are no longer required by law, the Government strongly recommends the wearing of face coverings in certain indoor places, especially where significant numbers of people are present. In line with this the University encourages their use in an indoor setting.

Academic offices

In person meetings with academics will only be available by pre-arranged appointment.

Teaching rooms

Caps that had been put in place on meeting room capacities will now be removed. For summer learning and teaching activity (for example PGT and pre-sessional) we can move to standard room capacity for learning and teaching as is the plan for the next academic year. Ventilation has already been tested against the full room capacity and the University will update the guidance/risk assessment.

School Reception

School of History, Classics and Archaeology

  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Doorway 4
Teviot Place

Post Code


  • Reception is open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Fire exits

In the event of a fire alarm, please follow the green fire exit signs to leave the building immediately by the nearest fire exit


The University has taken all reasonable measures to ensure the health and safety of the occupants of all buildings. However, if you have any concerns students should contact EdHelp for any enquiries relating to student services and Covid-19. Staff should contact their local area, service or department that their topic is relevant to and, if the enquiry is relating to Health and Safety specifically, to

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