Health and welfare
University life can bring personal and academic challenges, so we intend to make sure you are fully supported throughout your time here.
If you experience any difficulties in adjusting or have any concerns, you will find plenty of advice available to help you find a solution.
The Advice Place
The Advice Place is the free advice and information centre for all students at the University. The service is run by EUSA and offers independent and confidential advice.
Get in touch if you have questions about University life, from finance and funding, accommodation and tenancy to health and wellbeing. We also have specialist academic advisers, who can offer guidance on issues related to your studies.
Our staff will provide you with help and guidance on how to study most effectively.
We also run a system of peer support in the form of student-staffed helpdesks, information points, academic families, buddying and mentoring.
The Student Counselling Service
Our free, confidential service provides professional short-term help for any personal concerns, whether or not they are related to study.
Our counsellors are experienced and professionally trained.
We offer counselling to help students work through their difficulty, understand themselves better and find ways of managing their situation.
We also offer a range of self-help workshops and literature.
For those of you staying in University accommodation, our Residence Life team will help you in the transition from home to university, and throughout your time with us.
Professionally trained staff are supported by a network of older students who are on hand to deal with any issues you may have.
The Health Centre
The University Health Centre is an independent NHS partnership.
To use this service you must register with the practice and live within the practice area.
The centre offers:
- comprehensive medical care
- contraceptive advice
- antenatal services
- child welfare services
- nursing services
If you do not live within the practice area, you may register with another general practitioner (GP) in Edinburgh.
The Chaplaincy Centre
Our Chaplaincy Centre provides a meeting place for groups and individuals of any religious allegiance. The Chaplain, and our team of multi-faith honorary chaplains, offer support and guidance to all students.
The University’s popular outdoor Labyrinth is in George Square Gardens and gives students and visitors some time to reflect, focus and relax during a busy day.