Mature students

The Students' Association

When you join the University you automatically become a member of Edinburgh University Students’ Association, an organisation which exists to represent and support you during your time as a student.

As a member, you have access to a range of services and opportunities which you can find out more about on the Students’ Association’s website.

The Students’ Association


Each year, students elect a Mature Students’ Representative to ensure the voices of mature students are heard, within the Students’ Association and University. The Mature Students’ Representative also facilitates events and activities to help build a community of mature students at the University. You can find out who this year’s Mature Students’ Representative is below.

If you would like to know more, or wish to contact the Mature Students’ Representative you can email:

Mature students may also be interested in the Students’ Association’s community for student parents which is led by their elected Student Parents’ Representative. To find out more you can email:

The Students’ Association supports over 200 student-led societies, which help bring students together who have a shared interest or hobby. Whether you’re interested in Acapella, Psychology, Yoga or Harry Potter, there’s sure to be a group for you.

If you’re interested in volunteering in the local community then the Students’ Association’s Volunteering Service have a range of one-off and regular opportunities, from conservation work to organising trips for disadvantaged children.

The Students’ Association’s Mature Students’

Student-led Societies



The Students’ Association’s Advice Place offer free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of topics from housing to funding, childcare to academic appeals.

The Students’ Association also supports over 40 School-based peer learning and support schemes and a buddies programme for international students.

The Advice Place

Peer Learning and Support

Global Buddies


The Students’ Association has four buildings which house bars, shops, cafes, and informal meeting spaces. All these buildings are free to enter, and host a range of events from fairs and poster sales, to ceilidhs and whiskey tastings.

The Students’ Association also organises a range of events throughout the year including comedy nights, quizzes, live music and club nights.

The Students’ Association’s Venues

The Students’ Association’s What’s On