Study advice

If you want one-to-one advice and guidance about your studies, there are a number of places you can go to.

Sources of advice in your school of study

If you are concerned about a particular piece of work, it might be best to ask members of staff who teach your course. They will often be able to help. Some subject areas identify particular members of staff who can offer guidance about learning and studying. Check the course information in your handbook or online, your school’s webpages, or ask your Student Adviser or another member of student support staff for details.

Advice from the Institute for Academic Development

You can arrange a 30-minute one-to-one appointment with our Study Development Advisors.

Study Development Advisors are here to help all students develop successful learning strategies and effective approaches to their academic work.

Please note that we don't have the resources to provide a drop-in service and we cannot proofread individual pieces of work or give subject specific guidance.

To get further information and to book go to our consultations webpage at:


Study Development Advisors also run informal and interactive study skill workshops. You can find our list of workshops and further information on our webpage at:

Academic advice from the Students’ Association Advice Place

The Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) Academic Advice team are available to speak with you throughout the year about any issues or concerns you have with your course or academic progress.

You can contact them by phone, email, or drop in to their offices in Bristo Square.