The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh

IMPORTANT

Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Organisation Details

Address EUSA, The Potterrow, 5/2 Bristo Square
City/County EDINBURGH
Post Code EH8 9AL
Locality South East 
Telephone 0131 650 9225
Website http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk
Email advice@eusa.ed.ac.uk
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Activities
  • Advice/Information
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Self Help/Support
  • Young People
  • Advice Agencies
Description

The Official Edinburgh University Students' Association. Representing students, providing advice and support and hosting the best club nights and events in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) is run by students, for students. EUSA is here to help students get the most out of their time at university.

EUSA provides a professional walk-in advisory service (The Advice Place) for students at Edinburgh University that is informative, independent of the institution and confidential in order to ensure students have the best opportunity to fulfill their potential.

The Advice Place is a team of professional, trained staff, there to help you with any queries or concerns you may have about accommodation, finances, the university, personal health, well-being and anything else you may have concerns with. Advice is free, impartial and confidential. Simply drop in to speak to the team in Potterrow or King's Buildings, call, email, text or Facebook us.

Service details - What we provide:

The Advice Place provides information, advice, and - where appropriate - negotiation, advocacy, and referral in the following key areas:

- Money and Funding.

- Academic – appeals, complaints, course changes and problems, academic misconduct e.g. plagiarism.

- Benefits – income support, job seekers' allowance, housing benefits, council tax, disability, tax credits, employment and support allowance.

- University policies and regulations – complaints, discipline, understanding procedures.

- Accommodation – landlord and tenant disputes, service provision problems, accommodation choices, tenants’ rights, repairs, leases, deposits.

- Personal – health, harassment.

- Employment – Employment rights, tax, and National Insurance.

- City information.

- University information.

- Remote reporting, and reporting crime directly to the police.

- C-Card scheme (free pregnancy tests & sanitary products).

This list is intended to give an overview of our main areas of advice; if we are not able to offer advice in relation to a specific enquiry we will always endeavour to suggest an alternative service.

It is our intention that every student receives an overview of their options and a named contact in the Advice Place to follow up with if necessary.

We also provide free phone and internet use for students where it is deemed appropriate by advisers.

Service users:

The Advice Place serves the following groups:

- All Edinburgh University students.

- Prospective University of Edinburgh students.

- University staff, EUSA Staff.

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