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Who is SocPals for?

The SocPals sessions are open to anyone who is taking Sociology 1a and/or Sociology 1b, regardless of your year and degree.


What's it all about?

SocPals runs study sessions led by 2nd and 3rd-year Sociology students. The sessions give you a chance to discuss the topics of the sociology lectures in more depth, as well as study skills such as how to read and prepare for lectures and tutorials, how to take good notes, write essays and do the end-of-semester exam.

It's also a great way to get to know other students from your course and from other years. It's all very informal and biscuits are guaranteed, so come along!


How can I get involved?

Just come along to any of the sessions – be aware that two sessions in the same week might have the same content, so check the Facebook group to be sure. No sign-up beforehand is needed!


Session times, 2016-17

THURSDAYS, 3-4pm: 
CMB, Meeting room 6 (2nd Feb, 2nd March, 6th April); Room 2.15 conference room (9th, 16th, 23rd Feb & 9th, 16th 23rd, 30th March)


SocPals runs from week 2 till week 11. Special exam and essay sessions will be announced in the Facebook group and via your student email.


Stay in touch!

You can stay updated on the session times in our Facebook group.

To sign up, you need to join the 'Edinburgh community' and use your student email. You're also welcome to use the group to ask any questions, or to post ideas of what to discuss in the sessions.

You can also get in touch via email.



If you cannot find the information that you are looking for, please contact the Peer Learning & Support Team.