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SRUC Edinburgh Student FAQs

Student Ambassador Jillian Gordon shares advice and useful links for support and campus information for SRUC Edinburgh students, whether you are starting with us in September or you’re a current student.

Where to go if you need some help?

Here at SRUC we have a very friendly team, who are always happy to help. Depending on who you are needing to talk to here are some links for Academic support and  Health and wellbeing support. If you are a bit unsure on what type of help you would like you can always ask your student Representative, lecturer or the education office.

Where to eat at Kings Buildings?

I know you may not currently be on campus, but when you can come to join us in person you can look forward to a

good selection of food. We have a new café within the SRUC arcade that serves a selection of snacks, sandwiches and hot drinks. If you are looking for something different you can nip over to one of the University of Edinburgh’s cafés on the King’s Building campus. You can find out more about the selection available here. If you are just looking for a quick snack you could always nip to one of the University of Edinburgh Student associations Shops and Deli , additionally, if you need some stationary supplies you can also get a small range of these at the shops.

How to get to King’s

King’s Buildings is in a very accessible location, it is around a 30 minute walk from the centre of Edinburgh and is on many bus routes coming into the town. The University of Edinburgh has a wonderful website showing many ways you can get to Kings Buildings you can find this here.


Part of the appeal to Uni life can be the social life, as an SRUC student you have access to so many societies. Directly at SRUC we have a range of course specific societies such as the Animal Science Society. However, you also have full access to the full range of societies and sports clubs available at the University of Edinburgh. You can find out more about these here.

Best ways to take notes in class.

We all have different methods of taking notes in class, some use laptops or tablets, voice recorded or pen and paper. It’s up to you. Take some time at the start to find out what method works best for you. My only recommendation would be making sure you organise your notes well so when you go to revise you can find what you are looking for.

Why is time keeping important?

Now, I am sure at some point in time you will be late for a class, but please do try to avoid this. There is nothing worse that arriving late and having to play catch up for the rest of the day. My top tip would to be at least 10 minutes early to each class giving you time to relax.

Preparation for class

In some situations the lecture may ask you to-do some preparation for the class, this could be a small assignment or perhaps some reading. You have been asked to prepare for the class for a reason, not just because the lecture like to set homework! Take the time to prepare, these small tasks often make a huge difference in your understanding of the topic.

Making the most of student life

Jillian Graduation

Jillian at her graduation

Being a student is a fantastic experience, it’s a time in your life you will never forget!

My one bit of advice would be to make the most of all the opportunity’s you are given be that sports teams, societies or in your academic work. This time will fly by and before you know it you will be graduating so make the most of it while you can.

Most importantly

Enjoy your time as an SRUC student!

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