September is upon us…

Off Grounds Textbooks 2014The smell of fresh ringbinders is in the air and I can hear whisperings of tutorial sign-ups on the breeze. It can mean only one thing—September is here, and the new academic year is about to begin.

Welcome back to the returning students coming into their next year of study at Edinburgh—be you Uni of, QMU, Napier, Heriot Watt or Edinburgh College-ers. And the warmest of welcomes to the freshers, of course!

Be you a fresh-faced first year or a seasoned third year, you might be feeling all sorts of things right about now. Excitement. Apprehension. Nerves. Stress. Wherever your feelings might fall, that’s okay. The important thing is you remember that you’re not alone.

Come Saturday (Sep. 12th), our lines will once more be open between 8pm and 8am every night of term, whether you want to give us a call on 0131 557 4444 or talk to us online at We’re here to listen, no matter how you’re feeling right now. And we’ll be here, all year.

Welcome students—and here’s to 2015/16.

—Your friend,

Nigel Thin