Finding Support

Issues related to equality, diversity and inclusion are experienced uniquely by individuals. The wide range of support services and resources available within and beyond the University allow you to choose what’s right for you.

University resources

University Support in a Crisis

Chaplaincy Listening Service

Health and Wellbeing Services

Support via Personal Tutors and Student Support teams

Racial Harassment and Hate Crime

Edinburgh University Students' Association

Support and advice from The Advice Place

They are a third-party reporting site for hate crime and hate incidents, which means all their staff are trained to support you to safely report crimes to the Police – anonymously or not.

EUSA provide representation via a team of Liberation Officers

Five Liberation Campaigns:

  • BME Campaign; Disabled Students’ Campaign
  • LGBT+ Campaign
  • Trans and Non-Binary Campaign
  • Women's Campaign. 

Membership is based on self-definition, and you can join as many Campaigns as you want. 

You can find kindred spirits through the 350 different student led groups.

One of the societies is Nightline, a listening, emotional support and information service, run by trained student volunteers. You can find out the different ways to access Nightline at  and by searching 'Edinburgh Nightline' on Facebook and Instagram, or @ednightline on Twitter.  

The Students' Association also run peer support networks 

Peer Support Schemes focus on the pastoral and wellbeing side of belonging to a university community. Some schemes hold regular 1:1 mentoring sessions, others arrange social gathering around relevant cultural events. Examples are the LGBTQ+ peer mentoring scheme, Global buddies, WellComm, Mastercard Foundation Families and WellMed.