Academic life

Every aspect of supporting you while you are a student at the University of Edinburgh, from your online profile to your personal tutor.

New student support model

The University is creating a new student support model to support students during their time here. It will deliver more consistent support for students, with enhanced teams of staff working alongside academics and other professional services staff to provide guidance and support to students.

The new model moves the University from its current personal tutor system to an adviser system in each School. Student Advisers will become the first point of contact to assist students with their studies.

The model will be rolled out as part of a phased approach. From the 2022/23 academic year, students will have either a Personal Tutor as they currently do now OR an assigned Student Adviser.

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Our new student support model

The University is creating a new student support model to support students during their time here.

Academic support

Study support and information on your Student Advisor or Personal Tutor.

Hybrid teaching

While physical distancing measures continue, you’ll receive your teaching via on-campus and digital learning.

My online resources

Online resources designed around you and your specific needs. Access to MyEd web portal is possible on smart phones, laptops and desktop computers.

Curriculum, assessment and exams

Choosing courses, where to find assessment and exams information, getting advice on academic matters, and information about academic appeals and Special Circumstances processes.

Student voice

How we gather and use your feedback to enhance courses and the quality of our degree programmes, the University Student Partnership Agreement and student representation.

The student contract

Successful study at University stems from a partnership between students and staff, and the University is committed to providing you with a learning environment and student services which enable you to fulfil your potential.

Student conduct

Information on the University's expectations and policies for student conduct, including academic misconduct and fitness to practice.

Adapting Well

Information and resources are provided here to help you adapt well and get the best from your University experience.

How to make a complaint

The complaint procedure is designed to ensure that complaints are properly investigated and are given careful and fair consideration.

Disability support

Support for disabled students is provided by our own Student Disability Service based in the main library. Contact us about additional funding, disability legislation and policy, building access and additional arrangements for exams.

Authorised interruption of study

If you are temporarily unable to engage with your studies, you can apply for an authorised interruption of study. An interruption of study involves taking a complete break from study for an agreed period of time, usually for up to one academic year.

Teaching Matters

Activity and events throughout the University's schools promoting outstanding teaching. Find out what's happening in your academic area.

Discover why our Teaching Matters