Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Cohort leads

The Student Support project has been shaping a future Student Support model that will be rolled out across the University in stages. By September 2023 new student support team structures will be established in all Schools and Deaneries. The cohort lead is one of the core roles in this model.

What is a Cohort Lead?

Defining the Cohort Lead role at the University of Edinburgh, plus links to relevant support.

Getting students talking in groups

Ideas for managing group discussions with your students.

Topics for the first meeting with students in your cohorts

The cohort lead role is about induction, transition and community building. Here are a few ideas for topics and activities to help get this started with your groups of students.

Creating community and engagement

A useful selection of blogs, videos and other resources on the theme of creating communities.

Inclusion and widening participation

Resources to help you think about support for students who are marginalised or under-represented in higher education.

Transitions and study skills

Resources to help you support your students to be effective learners.