Coming up in November 2020

Mental Health and Wellbeing BannerOur 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 adviser. They can help you develop effective study strategies and enhance current skills.

Pear 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

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.


All Taught Students

Careers Service – Where to look for part-time and vacation jobs

The current COVID-19 situation has resulted in a reduction in the number, and variety, of part-time jobs available, especially in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and retail sectors. On the other hand, the need for staff in part-time roles in healthcare support and logistics has increased. The Careers Service have information on where to look for part-time and vacation work.

Chaplaincy Events

The Chaplaincy is a safe and welcoming service for people of all faiths and none. The team offers a variety of events throughout the semester, including weekly classes and meetings, annual events and special occasions.

Digital Skills and Training

The Digital Skills and Training team help to develop the digital and information literacy, desktop and IT productivity skills of University staff and students to help them work, research and study more effectively and to support continuing professional development.

Dissertation Festival 2020

Dissertation Festival offers a series of live online events exploring how the Library can support students to make the most of their dissertation experience: from exploring what library resources are available to support a research question, to managing the bibliographic and research data students find.

EUSA Events

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

How to focus on pre-recorded lectures (Video)

Are you finding it difficult to focus on pre-recorded lectures or other activities? In this short video, Dr Sarah Ivory talks about how to stay focused in pre-recorded lectures, and at other times like reading articles or books.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Week

1 in 4 of us will struggle with our mental health each year and many more will be affected by the stigma surrounding mental illness, but lots of us struggle to find the words to talk about how we’re feeling.

That’s why, each year, EUSA organise a programme of events and activities focused on mental health and wellbeing. Mental Health and Wellbeing Week 2019 took place from 11-15 November, with over 45 events and activities for students and staff. This year it will be a three-week long programme running from 9-27 November.

Student Villages

The University has created new spaces throughout the Edinburgh campus for students to be able to interact safely between their studies.

The spacious venues, for University of Edinburgh students only, have been carefully designed to provide students with extra space, as capacity in existing buildings has been greatly reduced. This has been part of a range of measures to safeguard the wellbeing of students, staff and the local community.