Help and Support

Here you’ll find all the numbers and contact details you need at SBC, whether it’s an emergency or your emails are playing up a bit. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, or if you just fancy a friendly chat, come and see us at:

Pavillion 2, Flat 1, Jean Muir Student Village, Galashiels, TD1 3JZ.

Academic Support

For any library related queries contact Jamie McIntyre, Library ManagerJ.H.McIntyre@hw.ac.uk

For any IT problems, contact Border's College Help Desk. Informaiton available in the Library.

For independent advice on taking a break from your studies, late courseowrk submissions or anything else related to your studies, the Advice Hub are available by email, telephone and drop-in sessions every Thursday in the Union Office in the Library. 

Counselling and Support

To arrange counselling, please contact Gillian McLaughlin who will meet with you to discuss your needs. She will then make a referral to the Student Counselling Service.

Gillian McLaughlin, Student Adviser:
+44 (0)1896 892178, g.mclaughlin@hw.ac.uk. You can find her on the first floor of the High Mill Building, 09.30-16.30 Tuesday to Thursday and 09.30-12.30 on Friday. 
 
Further advice and support is availalbe here.
 

Health and Wellbeing

We strongly recommend students register with a GP and dentist. Below are some of the surgeries available in Galashiels. Students can register in person.

Braeside Practice; Eildon Practice; Ellwyn Practice; and Waverly Practice.
Galashiels Health Centre                                                   
Currie Road,                                                     
Galashiels,                                                        
(Nest to ASDA car park)
 
 
Roxburgh Street Surgery
10 Roxburgh Street,
Galashiels,
01896 752557
 

The emergency dentist travels around the borders, and you need to book on the day as it’s for emergency treatments. If you need them, call 0845 300 0930.

Remember, you can get free condoms in various toilets in the Highmill from the Student Union.
Sexual health advice is available at the Galashiels Health Centre (check opening times).

Citizens Advice Bureau

Galashiel's Citizens Advice Bureau is a free advice service who can help with your rights as a person as well as a student. Visit their website here.

Accommodation

Accommodation Officers at Scottish Borders Campus: 01896-892273, bordershalls@hw.ac.uk, Facebook.

Kenia Fowlis: k.e.fowlis@hw.ac.uk

Nikki Inglis: n.inglis@hw.ac.uk

Additionally, SafeGuarding are located in the Gateway Building.