The Department of Peer Learning and Support at the Students' Association develops and co-ordinates peer learning and support opportunities available at the University of Edinburgh.
We help staff and students set up projects, and provide training and resources for them to use. We also offer ongoing support and training for project volunteers. Our goal is to help develop schemes that are relevant and useful for students, and to offer all volunteers opportunities to develop as creative, empathetic community leaders.
Peer Learning and Support projects aim to create peer-led, safe, confidential and informal spaces for students to get academic and social support from each other and the more experienced student volunteers. All schemes are driven by the needs of the students and run locally by staff and students with our support.
Projects offer senior students the opportunity to develop skills and gain confidence through facilitating the learning and positive experience of junior year students. They encourage cross-year interaction and the formation of communities within Schools.
Explore current projects
and find out about peer support opportunities in your school.