Application Stage 2 and Appointment

Information on the second stage of the Teaching Support Provider application.

We are in the process of reviewing the content of the Teaching Support webpages

Much of the information here remains correct, but some areas require updating. If you have any questions about current processes, please contact Teaching Support using the button below, or visit the Teaching Support Team on Level 6 of Appleton Tower.

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 You must have submitted Teaching Support form [1] to appear on the applicant database

Once you have submitted application form (1), view the Live Theon Vacancies and fill out the  (2) Teaching Support Application for Work Form; highlighting the specific positions you would like to be considered for.



Only apply to a role for which you are eligible - you are only allowed to be allocated to positions which your cohort is suitable for. To check which role types you may apply to, please read the TSP Cohort Role Eligibility Guide:

Once you have submitted your (2) Teaching Support Application for Work Form, it is sensible to contact the lecturer directly to discuss the post and the contribution you can make as a Teaching Support Provider.     


Permissions required to obtain prior to work
- You must check with your studentship sponsor, grant holder or supervisor to make sure that they are happy for you to undertake this work
Student Visa Holders
Student visas impose strict restrictions on working in the UK. If you hold a Student Visa, you must adhere to these restrictions. Your entry clearance vignette (visa sticker in your passport) or your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) will tell you if you are allowed to work. For more information on the restrictions when working at the University of Edinburgh, please visit our Working in the UK during studies web page.


Appointment Process

If successful, you will only be allocated a Teaching Support role, AFTER your ID and Right to Work checks have been verified

The Course lecturers are responsible for the appointment of applicants to roles, however these will not appear on your timesheets until Teaching Support Admin have been notified.  Once lecturers have made these decisions, they notify the Informatics Student Services Team who record the appointment on the system.  You will receive confirmation of your appointments automatically via email, including details of the hours associated with the particular post. Should you be appointed to more than one role, you will receive an automated email for each post.  If you have not heard whether you have been successful in a particular role, please contact Informatics Student Services in the first instance via email -


Useful Links

For advice on completing Application 1, visit Application stage 1

For a list of the vacancies in Teaching Support, visit Current Vacancies