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 Peter Sandison, Library Manager:

Computing Services: 01896 892221,

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, 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. 

Health and Wellbeing

Make sure you register with one of these doctors surgeries:

Dr Johnston and Partners                                
Health Centre,                                                  
Currie Road,                                                     
(Near ASDA)
01896 661360
Drs Ainslie, Wright and Leaver
10 Roxburgh Street,
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 from the Student Union, but if you do need to go to the GUM Clinic, it’s open 09:00 – 13:00 Monday-Friday and is in the health centre next to ASDA.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Next to Borders Telegraph office just past Iceland, the Citizens Advice Bureau are a free advice service who can help with your rights as a person as well as a student: 01896 753889,


Accommodation Officer at Scottish Borders Campus: 01896-892273,

The Head Janitor: 07703 528368

Halls Janitor: 07919 697965