Visitor policy

Informatics policy on School visitors.

Visitor definitions

The University’s Visiting Student Policy has been revised, effective 1st August 2014: University Visiting Student Policy

Additional School advice on the admission and fee status of visiting students is available at:

UG Visiting Student Policy

PGT Visiting Student Policy

PGR Visiting Student Policy

Additional School advice on the Room and Desk allocation of visiting research students and research staff is available at:

Room Allocation Policy

Supporting College Office advice on the administration of PGR Visiting Students is available at:

https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/CSEPGRS/Visiting+Students

Strategy Committee has agreed to interpret the Visiting Student Policy in the following way:

Visiting researchers

A visiting researcher is someone who is not a member of University staff or a student at another institution, but is working for a short period of time in collaboration with an Informatics Research Institute or Research Group.  In order to gain proper recognition as a Visiting Researcher, they must be registered on the University Visitor Registration System and be sponsored for a fixed period or time by a member of Informatics academic or research staff. 

Eminent visiting researchers

An eminent visiting researcher is someone who is not a member of University staff, but is working for a short period of time in collaboration with an Informatics Research Institute or Research Group. In order to gain proper recognition as a Visiting Researcher, they must be registered on the University Visitor Registration System and be sponsored for a fixed period of time by a member of Informatics academic or research staff. The School has agreed that, where possible, these visitors should be allocated to dedicated visitor room and desk space for the duration of their visit.

Visiting interns (grant funded, and non-funded)

A non-graduating UG from another institution may undertake an internship in the School of Informatics for a fixed period, under the sponsorship and supervision of a member of Informatics academic or research staff. The work undertaken by an intern is expected to contribute to the School, typically in relation to an ongoing research project. Interns are considered to be visiting researchers, and need not be registered on EUCLID, but must be recorded on the University Visitor Registration System. Visitors who are postgraduate students in another institution may not be recorded as a visiting intern and instead must be treated as a visiting PGR student

Visiting PGR students

All visiting PGR students  who are in attendance at the University for more than two weeks must be registered on EUCLID. This means that it is now no longer possible to host a visiting PGR student from another institution, for more than 14 days, without matriculating them with the University of Edinburgh.

 

Policy Approved by: Strategy Committee 25/06/2014, 2905/2019.