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Guidance for personal tutors and others supporting students

If you are supporting a University of Edinburgh student who is volunteering, it’s important to understand how this activity may affect their health and wellbeing, both positively and negatively.  

For guidance on supporting a student who volunteers, you can visit the Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s Volunteering Service Frequently Asked Questions.  

If you have concerns about a student after visiting these pages that is related to volunteering, please make contact with the Volunteering Service. 

The following guidance from the University’s Careers Service relates to recruiting University students to paid rather than volunteer roles, but may still provide some useful rules of thumb: