Coming up in October 2020

Our Highlights and Opportunities posts highlight various opportunities available from around the University of Edinburgh for Taught students.


Highlights and opportunities for…

Undergraduate Students

Study Skills Consultations

The IAD offers 30-minute one-to-one consultations with a study development advisor. They can help you develop effective study strategies and enhance current skills.

Peer Learning Schemes (PALS)

If you want to ask questions about your course, then asking your peers is a good place to start. Most schools have a Peer Learning Scheme (PALS). In PALS, trained volunteers in second year and above plan and run study sessions for other students.


Postgraduate Students

Short Course – Support for Taught Postgraduates

The Taught Student team has been involved in the development of several new online courses to help students as they start their studies.  One of these courses is specifically aimed at PGT students, and combines academic skills development with career planning.  Students can self-enrol on Learn, and can work through the materials at their own pace.

Graduate Writing Centre Appointments

English Language Education (ELE) offers one-to-one academic writing tutorials for all postgraduate students (PGT and PGR). These online sessions are approximately 45 minutes long and are designed to give you the opportunity to discuss specific areas of academic writing with an English for Academic Purposes expert.

Masters Careers Webinars

The Careers Service have developed a series of short webinars designed to support and enhance your career development, covering the career essentials and more topical issues like managing change and building resilience. For more information and to book a place log in to MyCareerHub using the link above. 


All Taught Students

Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and commemorate the individuals and events which have shaped African and Caribbean communities, as well as our collective history. It also provides space for Black students to explore and articulate their own experiences, and a focus for the whole university community to discuss and address the on-going challenges facing Black communities in Britain and around the world. Please check the EUSA what’s on pages for related events.

Careers Week – 06th and 07th October

The University of Edinburgh Careers Fair is traditionally one of the largest recruitment fairs in Scotland. In 2020, the event will run on a virtual fair platform on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th October, as part of our Careers Week. Careers Week offers a variety of ways for employers from all sectors to connect with students from a wide range of disciplines.


The Chaplaincy is a safe and welcoming service for people of all faiths and none. The team covers a wide variety of beliefs, including Humanism, Daoism, Paganism and all major world religions. You don’t have to be religious or spiritual to attend events at the Chaplaincy or use their services.

Engage – Student engagement through hybrid teaching: sharing ideas and practice

The Edinburgh Network: Growing Approaches to Genuine Engagement (ENGAGE) aims to bring together students and staff interested in creating genuine and meaningful interactions between students and staff focused on learning, teaching and assessment.

The first meeting is “Student engagement through hybrid teaching: sharing ideas and practice”.

EUSA Events

The Edinburgh University Students Association run a wide range of events and activities all year round.

Global Health Academy – Talks for Life

The Global Health Academy has a series of talks which explore what it means to be part of our University community – the local and global nature of our learning and work together, especially in this world changing time.


The range of opportunities for skills development at university is vast. MyDevelopmentHub has been created to make it easier for students to search for opportunities from across the university to suit their needs and fit their circumstances. It covers a whole range of skills and signposts students to resources and opportunities such as the Study Hub.

Support for Physical Activity

The Support for Physical Activity Programme is a short online course available to all students, designed to help you set and achieve your goals for increasing your physical activity.