We provide a wide range of support services, from consulting assistance with your studies, to dealing with accommodation concerns.
Support for adjusting to higher education
University can be a very exciting time in your life, but it can also be a big change from school or college. It is normal to face challenges as you transition from one part of your life to another, from tackling study skills to learning how to pay your bills. By knowing what to expect and having a resource to help you navigate the ups and downs, you’re setting yourself up for success over the next several years.
To help you anticipate, identify and navigate situations that you will encounter in higher education, check out this guide created by the UK's student mental health charity, Student minds:
The Advice Place
The Advice Place is home to Edinburgh University Students' Association's professional advice team offering students free, impartial and confidential information on everything and anything that our members need to know. They provide advice to students on everything from getting grades appealed, dealing with landlord issues, to managing personal issues and much more. The Advice Place is equipped to answer questions on these topics, or at least to point you in the right direction for further information.
Find advice online:
You can receive advice in person or via phone, email, or video call during opening times or by appointment.
The Advice Place has offices, open Monday- Friday during the term based at:
Further information on opening hours and locations is available on their website.
Contact the Advice place:
- via their webpage Contact Us (Advice Place website)
- via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- or by freephone on 0800 206 2341.
Edinburgh University Students' Association
Edinburgh University Students' Association aims to make every student's experience the best it can be through their student-focused facilities across campus, by holding events throughout the year, organising student representation and providing helpful support and guidance, such as The Advice Place.
Student representatives are elected each year to ensure that students’ views are represented within the Students' Association, the University and beyond. Find out who your representatives are here:
The Students' Association coordinate Peer Learning and Support opportunities. These are peer-led student groups who focus on building academic and social communities within the University. Click the following link to learn more:
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