Part-Time & Evening Student Handbook 2019

Being a part-time or evening class student can feel very different to a full-time student. First of all, you may be coming to class later in the day when your campus is quieter and there are less people around. Second of all, you might only be coming in once or twice a week, with less opportunities to speak to someone. To help, we’ve put together a handbook with all of the important information you might need.

Download the Part-Time & Evening Student Handbook here.

Student Services

Guidance staff run drop-ins every day from 11am-3pm at each campus. If you aren’t in College during those times, you can talk to someone remotely by email. Full details are found in the handbook.

College Libraries

Our libraries are open from 8.30 to 16.30 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and open 8.30 to 18.30 on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can also access computers on campus until 20.45. At home, you have access to Microsoft Office. Full details are in the handbook.

Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA)

ECSA is here to represent all students. They help students with any issues they may be having at College, including support with bursaries, funding, academic and international issues. While their office may not be open in the evening, you can still get in touch with them for support. Contact details are in the handbook.


There are various funding options that part-time students may be eligible for. Visit the Funding Tool on the College website to find out more.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

If you are struggling with your mental health at College then there are plenty of places you can go for help. The part-time student handbook explains all of the options available to you and how to get in touch. Full details available to download here.