Online Distance Students at Edinburgh – input sought

hi all,

The University of Edinburgh is doing quite a lot of work around its central support and systems at the moment, with online distance learning, and students, in mind. Your input is being sought in a couple of ways right now:

1. Careers Support for Online Distance Leaners – survey

The Careers Service is reviewing the support it offers to online distance learners at the University of Edinburgh.  They want to ensure that the service they offer is tailored to the needs of odl students.  They have launched a short survey for current students to find out what you think.  The survey is at:

2. Tell Communications and Marketing what you think about University communications!

Distance learning students: take part in some online discussion groups on 15th & 16th April.

The University’s Communications and Marketing Department is running a series of focus groups on student communications. We are really keen to hear what you think about how the University communicates with you via things like the website, email and social media.  This is a great opportunity to shape the University’s student communications strategy, and to help improve the ODL student experience.


The group will last about 1.5 hours and participants will be reimbursed for their time (with a £20 voucher).

Taking part is very easy and no specialist knowledge is required.  The discussion will be facilitated, all you have to do is tell us how you feel about the communications you receive from the University.


The groups will take place on:

7pm (BST), Monday 15th April

7pm (BST), Tuesday 16th April


The groups will be run online. If you are able to take part – we will send you a link to a Collaborate discussion.

How do I sign up?

To take part we will ask you to complete a short questionnaire detailing your programme of study and your availability.

If you are interested in taking part or have any questions please contact