College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Health and wellbeing

How to stay fit and active on campus, as well as resources and services to support your wellbeing.

cardio gym

The College, along with the wider University, is committed to developing a working environment and practices that help maintain and improve staff and student mental and physical health. 

There are opportunities across all campuses for staff and students to incorporate physical activity into their working day and bike parking for those who like to cycle to work.


Keeping fit and active


Central area

If you fancy an indoor workout, climbing, swimming or access to daily exercise classes, head along to the Pleasance sports complex and gym. Discounted staff memberships and entry available.

Sport and Exercise website


Easter Bush 

You can find exercise classes and workshops at the Easter Bush gym.

Easter Bush gym


Western General

Staff working in the Institute of Genetics and Cancer (IGC) can enjoy free access to the gym.

IGC staff or students who wish access to the gym should contact

Find more details about the IGC gym




Support for students

Crisis Support

The Advice Place (EUSA service)

Student Disability Service

Student Counselling

Chaplaincy Centre


Support for staff

Workplace support at the University of Edinburgh

Health and Wellbeing hub

Support for researchers

Family-friendly policies

Equality, diversity and inclusion website


Other resources

Health and Wellbeing facilities at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Wellbeing resources at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine