I'm an honours student- who can I talk to?

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I'm an honours student- who can I talk to?

  • If you have a question about course content (i.e. you didn't understand something), you should talk to the lecturer who gave that lecture, either via email or their office hours (advertised on their office door and/or website)  
  • If you have a schedule conflict/issue, you should talk to the Course Secretary (psyinfo@ed.ac.uk).
  • If you have a question about course structure (e.g. when exams are, submission deadlines, late penalties, etc.), talk to the Course Secretary (psyinfo@ed.ac.uk) in the Teaching Office. They can also enrol you to courses.
  • If you need a non-academic reference (e.g., for bank or landlord), then you can obtain it from the Student Information Point. Many documents can be requested online, but in some cases you may need to visit their office, which is located in the Old College on South Bridge.
  • If you are having more general, personal or health issues (e.g., you are not sure if you want to stay on the course), you should talk to your Personal Tutor and/or the Student Support Officers (ppls.sso@ed.ac.uk). For more details, see this. Visiting students should start with the Visiting Student Office.
  • If you have general academic concerns – about how to improve your work, about academic progression, whether to change programme or topics of study, you should talk to your Personal Tutor.
  • If you prefer not to talk to your Personal Tutor (for example they are currently teaching you and you are struggling with the course) you can also discuss academic issues with your Year Organiser, or with the Teaching Director (Tom Booth) – or speak to Student Support if the issues are personal (ppls.sso@ed.ac.uk).
  • If you are having problems with your Personal Tutor, you should talk to the Student Support Officers (ppls.sso@ed.ac.uk) or the Senior Tutor (Pavel Iosad).
  • If you have non-academic questions about the practicalities of being a University of Edinburgh student, you can always talk to advisors at the EUSA Advice Place, located just around the corner, at Potterow Dome.
  • If you are experiencing a crisis after hours, and it is too urgent to wait until the next working day, then you can can access support from the University Security 24/7 number 0131 650 2257. Examples of a student welfare crisis might include: being a victim of crime; being hospitalised; loss of accommodation (e.g. due to fire or flood). These may be reported by the student or by the student’s flatmates/friends/family.
  • The Year 3 class rep is Helen Stocks (s1626068@sms.ed.ac.uk). Year 4 reps are Elina Takala (s1557489@sms.ed.ac.uk) and Maggie Szymanska (s1512177@sms.ed.ac.uk).
  • There’s always someone you can talk to – if you can’t work it out, ask your Teaching Coordinator (Kasia for Year 4 or Eva for Year 3)