Anna Duncan is a Student Adviser at the Edinburgh Futures Institute and serves as a consistent first-point of contact for students seeking support or guidance for a range of matters relating to their studies or personal wellbeing.
Her role involves supporting students to navigate university policies and procedures, such as programme structures, credit load requirements, extensions and special circumstances processes and student immigration requirements. Student Advisers also provide enhanced pastoral support during periods of mental or physical ill-health, and link in with other services such as the wellbeing and counselling teams to ensure a joined-up approach.
As the Edinburgh Futures Institute has flexible learning at it’s heart, and offers the opportunity to study online or on-site, Student Advisers regularly work with students and academic staff to develop plans to suit individual circumstances.
Prior to working at the Institute, Anna had a varied working life. She spent nearly a decade in the NHS working as a Specialist Podiatrist and Independent Prescriber. She holds an MSc in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery. She also worked at the European Commission in both the Cabinet and Director General’s office for the then Directorate of Justice. She speaks Italian and French. She spent some time working at an Interaction Design institute based in Italy and other experience includes some time in teaching and also in learning and development for a management consultancy.