Student support

Information on how we support students during their time at University.

There are many roles within student support, and each student is allocated a student adviser and a professional mentor who will provide support throughout your time at University. The professional mentors and student advisers work closely with the cohort leads to ensure you are supported efficiently.

Your Student Adviser

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Student Adviser

Mrs Rhian Peebles

Student Adviser

  • Edinburgh Dental Institute
  • Deanery of Clinical Sciences
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Contact details


Rhian is a graduate in French and Russian (interpreting and translating) with over 10 years’ experience in international marketing and business development roles. She later spent 8 years in leader recruitment and membership administration for Girlguiding Edinburgh. An interest in positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people led to Rhian becoming a training facilitator with the City of Edinburgh Council. Then, after qualifying as a life coach, she joined the University of Edinburgh as a Student Adviser in April 2023.