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Academic support and guidance

Student support is evolving to ensure we offer the service our students need.

At the University of Edinburgh, your first point of contact for teaching, academic advice and guidance will be within the programme or course you are studying. A range of trained staff will work with you to help make the most of your studies while you progress through your university career.

School and College support

You will be supported by a combination of academic and dedicated student experience and administrative staff who will be able to provide you with or direct you to appropriate support for challenges that may occur during your studies, whether this is directly related to your learning and teaching skills or rising from life situations. You will also have access to a variety of peer-to-peer learning networks as well as student societies. 

Peer networks

The Edinburgh University Students’ Association facilitates student-led learning and support schemes across the University to help you settle into your studies. The Students’ Association also provides professional, independent and confidential advisory assistance to students on a range of matters, including academic issues, through the Advice Place.

Advice Place

Detailed advice

In most cases, your School / Deanery support team will be able to answer your questions, though there may be occasions where you are referred to another source of support.

This might be a University support office, the Advice Place, the Careers Service or a study support adviser, for example.