New Students

Parents and supporters of students

Information for parents and supporters of students about the support available to students as they transition into University in 2021.

Our Covid-19 pages are continually updated and should be your first point of contact to find key updates and guidance for staff and students.

Covid-19 Updates for Students 

If you have further questions about your students studying or working with us during the Covid-19 pandemic, please get in touch via the contact details below.

Covid-19 Contact Form 

Communication to parents: 

We have a policy that sets out how and when we will contact a students' parent; this is most obvious in emergency situations or other situations where we have grave concerns about a student's wellbeing. We wouldn't contact parents routinely because a student has reported Covid-19 as that is (in most cases) not going to be an emergency and your student should be able to alert you directly.

Our relationship with parents/supporters


There is further support and information available to you if you are a student with caring responsibilities:

Student Parents

Student Carers 

The University's relationship with students

The University of Edinburgh's approach to our relationship with our students recognises their status as adults—even those who have not yet reached the age of 18. 

Starting University

What to expect when your student starts University.

Supporting your new student

New students will experience many highs and lows as they transition into their new lives as a student, it is important that they maintain their support structures and connections with their supporters.

Career prospects

Employers are looking for well-rounded students, who have made the most of their time at university to develop skills and experiences.

Stay safe and protect each other during the Covid-19 pandemic

Campus safety (Covid-19)

Good Citizen Guide

Related Links

New Students homepage

Semester Dates

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