Access Programme

Student Life & Support

As an Access student, you will have access to all of the same social, cultural, sporting and support opportunities as the University’s undergraduate students.

Support Services

As an Access Programme student, you will receive dedicated one-to-one and group support throughout the course to help you feel settled quickly at the University. You will also have access to all of the University’s support services and facilities to ensure you quickly feel settled at the University. Support services include:

Support Available via the Access Programme

  • Experienced and supportive course tutors
  • A Personal Tutor to guide you through the programme and provide advice for your future studies

Support Available via the University Support Services

  • Careers Service
  • Childcare Services
  • Computing Services
  • Disability Services
  • Access to our Libraries, IT resources & study spaces
  • Chaplaincy

Support Available via the University Support Services

Students with Additional Support Needs

We welcome enquiries and applications from all students, including students with additional support needs such as disabilities, learning difficulties or health conditions which may affect their studies.

We welcome personal support assistants or aides to our classes. They will not pay a course fee and will not be considered a student.

Please inform us of any additional support needs on your application form at the time of enrolment. If you have any questions about additional support, please email us at or give us a call on 0131 650 4400.

University of Edinburgh Students' Association and Societies

As a student of the University of Edinburgh, you will automatically become a member of the University of Edinburgh Students' Association. They offer host over 260 societies and sports clubs you can join to meet other like-minded students or add additional skills to your CV. They also offer support, advice, social activities, clubs, societies and much more during your time at the University.

Watch their video to find out more about the range of their activities you can get involved in at the University:

Visit the EUSA website

Edinburgh Sports Union

The Edinburgh University Sports Union have over 60 different sports clubs you can join which cater for all levels of ability.

Edinburgh University Sports Union