Student Administration

Useful Contacts

Contact your local student support team, university pastoral services, or external helplines.


Student Support Teams


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS)
Business School

UG and PG: Business School Student Advisers UG and PGT (MSc)  are listed on the Business School website



Centre for Open Learning 

Edinburgh College of Art
Moray House School of Education and Sport 
School of Divinity 
School of Economics
Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI)
School of Health in Social Science
School of History, Classics and Archaeology

School of Law

UG and PG students:

Law students studying Diploma in Professional Legal Practice:

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures 
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

School of Social and Political Science
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Visiting Student Office
College of Science And Engineering
School of Biological Sciences
School of Chemistry Student Support Team ( or Student Adviser.
DSTI (Bayes)

School of Engineering for all UG and PGT programmes for all PGR programmes

School of Geosciences  for all PGT programmes for UG Geography programmes for all UG Earth Sciences, Ecological and Environmental Sciences

School of Informatics
School of Mathematics 
School of Physics and Astronomy 
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Deanery of Biomedical Sciences

Deanery of Clinical Sciences 
Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies



BVM&S Year 1:

BVM&S Year 2:

BVM&S Year 3:

BVM&S Year 4:

BVM&S Year 5:

Global Academy of Agriculture & Food Security:


Advanced Clinical Practice:

Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare:

Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics:

Applied Poultry Science:

Clinical Animal Behaviour:

Conservation Medicine:

Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine:   

Equine Science:

Food Safety:  

Global Food Security & Nutrition:

International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law:

One Health:

One Health Models of Disease:   

RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice:  

Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia:

Veterinary Epidemiology:

Edinburgh Medical School

MBChB (Pre-Clinical & Clinical):

Penelope Norris (until 28/01/14)


PGT (PgCert/PgDip/MSc Clinical Education):  

Charles Marley: 

Pastoral Services


The Advice Place

For help completing your application, and for impartial, effective support for anything to do with student life.
Student Counselling Service Free short-term counselling is available to all students.
Disability and Learning Support Service The Disability and Learning Support Service offers support for students with disabilities, learning difficulties or health condition (mental or physical) that may impact their studies.
The Chaplaincy A welcoming space for people of all faiths and none. They offer a free listening service for students who want to touch base on any concerns or anxieties, or are looking for a timely or purposeful conversation. Conversations can be held in a variety of places, and could be over coffee or a walk. They can also link you to specialist sources of help (including faith contacts if you wish.)
SilverCloud Free, self-directed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy courses that help manage anxiety, stress, depression and positive body image. (Available to staff and students.
Togetherall A free, online support network, guided by trained professionals, that you can access 24/7.
Feeling Good App A free, safe and effective programme that is widely used within the NHS in Edinburgh, for increasing wellbeing and recovery from stress, worry and low mood.




Medical help If they are open, contact your GP. Otherwise, telephone NHS 24 on 111. If you're experiencing a medical emergency, dial 999 for emergency services. 
Residence life If you live in halls of residence, please contact the 24-hour helpline if you are experiencing an emergency. 
The Samaritans

A National Service for anything that is worrying you.

Open 24/7

116 123

Edinburgh Crisis Centre

Support for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Open 24/7

080 8010414

LGBT health and wellbeing

Support for issues specific to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Tuesday & Wednesday 12-9pm

0300 123 2523

Beat Adult Helpline

Support for issues around eating disorders.

Daily - 3pm to 10pm

0808 801 0677

Edinburgh Nightline

A service dedicated to University of Edinburgh students.

Nightly - 8pm to 8am 

0131 557 4444 or chat online.

Talk to Frank

Advice about drugs and addiction.

Phone and text: 24 hours Live chat: 2pm to 6pm

0300 123 660 or text 2111

Befrienders Worldwide If you’re not in the UK and need mental health support urgently you can look up crisis lines in your country through Befrienders Worldwide.

Vetlife Helpline offers confidential emotional support to everyone in the veterinary community. 

Open 24/7

0303 040 2551