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Postgraduate students

Helpful links for Postgraduate students.

Postgrad wiki

A central source with information for CMVM postgraduate students on student support, reporting, thesis submission, viva examinations, as well as answers for FAQs and links to key documents and forms.

Student representation

Information about the postgraduate committee for each school and/or centre, with details on how and when to contact them as well as what are their responsibilities and what they can help with.

Career services

A multitude of services is available to students through the Careers Service in Edinburgh. However, sometimes, students are not aware what is available to them. These services can vary but could include help with CVs, preparation of interviews (e.g. mock interviews). They are also hold a variety of events throughout the year such as different careers fairs tailored to different disciplines.

Careers service main website:

Health Services

Information on registering with a GP and services available to students.

Official Documents

Occasionally students require official documents such as tax exemption letters, bank introduction letters and certificates of matriculation.


The Institute of Academic Development offers a variety of different courses across different subjects for both undergraduate and postgraduates. A good example would be a multitude of writing courses offered e.g. writing for publication, writing a literature review.

Transportation in Edinburgh

New students might not familiar with how public transportation works in Edinburgh. This can include the types of transportation (i.e. bus, tram) as well as the different types of tickets (one-time tickets, day tickets, monthly passes, student discounts).

Transport for Edinburgh main website:

Information for Accommodation

We thought it would be useful in include links with information on accommodation offered by the university as well as private student accommodation. Finally, it would be useful for students to have access on information about tenancy agreements (and potentially avoid frauds). Students should be aware of the rights and their responsibilities.

Disabilities Services

The disability homepage of the university has information as well as contact numbers.

Counselling/mental health

The university is equipped with a variety of services that offer support.

In person:

Online: Big White Wall:

                SilverCloud: via




Applying for VISAs can often be confusing for new students, including those who wish to travel to nearby countries whilst they study in Scotland. Here are a few links that include information on VISA information.