Students

Latest communications

A list of the latest updates that have been communicated to our current students.

2024

July
11 July - National Student Survey 2024 results
June
13 June - Invitation to the annual University Court update, Wednesday 26 June
May
31 May - Share your views on changes to the University’s Responsible Investment Policy
24 May - An update on student protests and the University's investments
9 May - An opportunity to share your views on responsible investment
5 May - Protest in Old College quad – guidance for students
1 May - Responding to your feedback
February
29 February - University Race Review: have your say
28 February - Support for all our students

January

23 January - Welcome to the new semester

2023

December
14 December - Support over the winter break
November
21 November - Israel and Palestine: a safe and respectful campus
14 November - Israel and Palestine: a message for our community
October
13 October - Israel and Gaza: a message to everyone in our University community
4 October - How to share your feedback this academic year
September
18 September - Welcome to the new academic year
8 September - Support for you this academic year
7 September - Updates on industrial action and the safety of our buildings
August
10 August - The National Student Survey 2023 results
June
12 June - Marking and assessment boycott: an update on important dates, graduations and progression
1 June - Update on marking and assessment boycott
May
22 May - Finding accommodation for 2023/24 - action you can take now
17 May - Update on marking and assessment boycott
5 May - Update on IT systems outage
1 May - Teviot Row House building works
April
25 April - Extensions and Special Circumstances
18 April - Update on industrial action and how it might affect you
March
8 March - Update on industrial action, March 2023
6 March - Financial support available for students
February

27 February - Pulse Survey results and next steps

21 February - Industrial action paused over the next two weeks

January

27 January - Update on industrial action, February and March 2023

17 January - Welcome back to the new semester

2022

December
19 December - PGR email about support over the winter break
16 December - Support over the winter break
November
29 November - Information about extensions and special circumstances 
14 November - Update on industrial action, November 2022 
8 November - Edinburgh Winter Run: 21 January 2023 
4 November - Online resource to help you with good academic conduct
October 
20 October - Apply to be a Student Orator at our winter graduation ceremonies  
18 October - Studying abroad: Online sessions to help you plan where your degree could take you
11 October - Graduations update: invitation to register  
September 
29 September - Opportunity to volunteer with young people 
26 September - Welcome to the new academic year

11 September - Public and bank holiday on Monday 19 September

10 September - Details of the period of mourning for Her Majesty The Queen

10 September - Travel guidance following the death of Her Majesty The Queen

9 September - Cost of living: Supporting you through your postgraduate research

9 September - Cost of living: Supporting you through tough times 
9 September - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II   
7 September - Spring 2023 graduation invitation 
6 September - Support for you this academic year 
August
24 August - Graduation ceremonies in March 2023 

8 August - An update on our next academic year

July
14 July - The National Student Survey 2022
May
20 May - industrial action: cancellation of marking and assessment boycott
18 May - industrial action update
April
27 April - Student Opportunity Fund
19 April - an update to Covid regulations
March
14 March - Ukraine update
February
3 February - an update on industrial action
January
17 January - PGR students - Welcome to Semester 2
12 January - Taught students - Welcome to Semester 2

2021 

December
17 December - Latest Covid guidance and plans for 2022
2 December - Preparing for the Winter Break and our plans for Semester 2
November
17 November - An update on the upcoming industrial action
October
28 October - Update on on-campus activities
26 October - Important information about our December exams
11 October - Coursework Extensions and Special Circumstances
September
23 September - Welcome to the new academic year: a message from the Principal
August
30 August - Email update for PhD students about the new academic year
30 August - Email update for UG and PGT students about the next academic year
May
24 May - Email update for PhD students about the next academic year
17 May - Email to taught returning students about our plans for the next academic year
April
29 April - An update on Covid-19 for Undergraduates
19 April - Special circumstances around assessments due to Covid-19
8 April - Regular asymptomatic Covid-19 testing now available
1 April - Easter/ Spring break message
1 April - update for Postgraduate Research students
March
25 March - Easter break travel restrictions
25 March - Email to Postgraduate Taught students about on-campus activities resuming from 17th May
17 March - New wellbeing initiatives
12 March - Letter to Rent Justice Edinburgh
4 March - Update on Covid-19 and our plans for the next academic year
3 March - Covid Winter Fund: Additional Covid-19 financial support
February
24 February - Invitation to take part in the Thriving Learners mental health survey
18 February - Updates to the Extensions and Special Circumstances process
17 February - Update on on-campus activities for Postgraduate Taught students
16 February -  Invite to a live Q&A event with the Principal
3 February - Update on graduations
1 February - Assessment: a package of measures to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus
January
28 January - email to Undergraduate students in University-managed accommodation
21 January - Update to learning and teaching email to Undergraduate Taught students
21 January - Update to learning and teaching email to Postgraduate Taught students
21 January - Learning and support in Semester 2 email Postgraduate Research students 
15 January - Supporting you through Covid-19 restrictions
8 January - Update on today’s Scottish Government announcement on Covid restrictions
6 January - New stay at home regulations from the Scottish Government

2020

December
29 December - PGT semester 2 update
22 December - Covid-19: latest Scottish Government guidance
17 December - Useful information and support over the winter break 
16 December - Asymptomatic Covid-19 testing - returning to campus in January
10 December - Update on plans for students returning to campus in Semester 2
9 December - Plans for students returning to campus in Semester 2
9 December - Advice and support if you are sitting online exams
8 December - Plans for students returning to campus in January
8 December - Covid-19 asymptomatic testing – bookings extended to 15th December
2 December - Plans for students returning to campus in January 
November
23 November - Covid-19 asymptomatic testing – booking now open
18 November - Covid-19 testing of asymptomatic students
17 November - Latest Scottish Government Covid-19 restrictions
12 November - Returning home for Christmas
12 November - Response to Rent Justice Edinburgh
4 November - Email blog from Colm Harmon to all on-campus students
October 
23 October - Response to student protest taking place on Saturday 24 October 2020
22 October - Email blog from Colm Harmon to all on-campus students
22 October - Email to all taught students about Special Circumstances and assessments due to Covid-19
21 October - Email to all self-funded students
20 October - Text sent by EdUni COVID to students in private accommodation: "Keep yourself and others safe: we all need to play our part. Check out our Guide and the Uni's regulations for more info http://edin.ac/Good-Citizen-Guide"
19 October - Text sent by EdUni COVID to students in private accommodation: "Follow Scottish Gov's guidelines and book a test if you have Covid-19 symptoms. Let us know if you need to self-isolate: http://edin.ac/self-isolation-support"
15 October - Email to students in University managed student accommodation regarding the voucher scheme
9 October - Email to all students on campus about Scottish Government restrictions 
2 October - Response to open letter about accommodation 
2 October - Response to open letter about student demands 
2 October - Response to open letter about teaching and learning
1 October - Update for students in University managed accommodation
September
30 September - Important update on Covid-19 cases
26 September - Covid-19 cases at Pollock Halls
24 September - New Covid-19 restrictions this weekend
23 September - Welcome to the new academic year
14 September - Email to postgraduate research students
14 September - Email to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students
August
27 August - Email to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students - what to expect when you're on campus 
27 August - Email to postgraduate research students - what to expect when you're on campus
13 August - Email to international students
4 August - Email to PGT students completing their studies on 31 August
July

29 July - Scottish Funding Council: PhD funding email to postgraduate research students

16 July - Email to postgraduate research students

16 July - Email to Online Distance Learners

16 July - Email to postgraduate taught and undergraduate returning students

June 
 8 June - Email to final year undergraduate students
May 
18 May - Email to returning taught students
April 
23 April - Updated exam timetable now available
21 April - Special circumstances: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and industrial action
17 April - Update on the May diet exam timetable
9 April - Changes to May diet exam timetable
8 April - Essential services and support over this weekend's closure
6 April - Student hardship fund
1 April - Update from the Principal (video)
March 
31 March - PGR students update
27 March - Essential travel, student funding and social distancing
26 March - Exams and assessments update
24 March - Lockdown update, building closures and essential services
23 March - Main Library closure and social distancing measures
20 March - Updates on Learning, Teaching and Assessment
20 March - Information for research students
19 March - Update on libraries and services
17 March - Update on remote working, research, teaching and assessment
16 March - Update following the Prime Minister's announcement, a message from the Principal

13 March - Important announcement on remote teaching, assessments and exams

10 March - An update on the latest advice and support
February
25 February - Updated information and advice