Preparing for the start of session – Virtual and on-campus help sessions

As plans and preparations for the start of session 2021/22 are ongoing during the summer, our staff are here to support you with getting ready for starting your studies. As well as virtual drop-ins online, we’ll be hosting a number of sessions across our campuses to help you prepare for your course. 

Online Drop-ins 

Once you have enrolled online for your course and logged in to EC online. You can access virtual drop-in sessions via the Student Services Hub on Microsoft Teams. Click the Student Services Hub button on the left-hand tab to drop in and speak to our teams. 

Student Experience Sessions – help with enrolment, funding, wellbeing and learning support 

Enrolment Support 

If you need help with enrolling for your course online, you can book onto one of the below on-campus sessions.


Before coming onto campus, you will be provided with health and safety guidance which must be followed at all times. 

Help sessionDateTimeCampus
EnrolmentTuesday 20 July

Thursday 22 July 
10am – 4pmSighthill Campus
EnrolmentTuesday 27 July 

Thursday 29 July  
10am – 4pm Milton Road Campus
EnrolmentTuesday 3 August 

Thursday 5 August 
10am – 4pm Sighthill Campus

Funding Support 

If you need support with applying for funding for your course, you can drop into campuses to get support. Please see the dates below. 

These sessions do not need to be booked in advance. When on campus, you must follow all health and safety guidance at all times. Please read the guidance below:

Health and Safety on Campus Student Guide
Health and Safety on Campus Student Information

Help SessionDateTimeCampus
FundingMonday 19 July  

Wednesday 21 July
10am – 4pm Granton Campus and Midlothian Campus 
Funding Tuesday 20 July 

Thursday 22 July 
10am – 4pmSighthill Campus and Milton Road Campus
Funding Monday 26 July 

Wednesday 28 July 
10am – 4pm Granton Campus and Midlothian Campus 
FundingTuesday 27 July 

Thursday 29 July 
10am – 4pm Sighthill Campus and Milton Road Campus
FundingMonday 2 August 

Wednesday 4 August
10am – 4pm Granton Campus and Midlothian Campus 
FundingTuesday 3 August 

Thursday 5 August 
10am – 4pm Sighthill Campus and Milton Road Campus
Funding Monday 9 August 

Wednesday 11 August
10am – 4pm Granton Campus and Midlothian Campus 
FundingTuesday 10 August  

Thursday 12 August 
10am – 4pm Sighthill Campus and Milton Road Campus

Learning Support 

If you require learning support, you can call our Learning Support helpline on 0131 297 8123 between 11am and 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You can also email learning.support@edinburghcollege.ac.uk to book an on-campus appointment with the team.   

Wellbeing Support

If you would like to speak to somebody from our Wellbeing team about how you are feeling during the summer, please email wellbeing@edinburghcollege.ac.uk to contact the team. 

IT Sessions – Help with Logging In 

Our IT and Students’ Association teams will be on hand to help you with logging in to college systems for the first time if you are struggling to do so from home. These sessions MUST be booked in advance.


Before coming onto campus you will be provided with health and safety guidance which must be followed at all times.

 Tuesday – 9.30am – 12.30pm Thursday – 12.30 – 3.30pm
Week commencing 19 JulyGranton CampusSighthill Campus
Week commencing 26 July Milton Road CampusMidlothian Campus
Week commencing 2 AugustSighthill CampusGranton Campus
Week commencing 9 AugustMidlothian CampusMilton Road Campus
Week commencing 16 AugustGranton CampusSighthill Campus 

Alternatively, you can contact our IT team by phone on 0131 297 9090 between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, or email itrequest@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Schools College Partnership Support

If you are a Schools College Partnership (SCP) student, you can access help by calling our SCP helpline on 0131 297 8649 between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday throughout the summer. You can also contact the team via email on schools@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.