Arrival & induction

Welcome Week, registration, matriculation and other useful information.

Welcome week

Welcome Week runs from Monday 14th - Friday 18th September 2015.

The School of Informatics Welcome events are detailed in the tables below; please attend the sessions as they contain important information to get you started on your postgraduate research (PGR) degree programme.  The University also has its own calendar of Welcome events, including campus tours and a series of events intended for International students. The following link provides further information for new students:

New Students

The ‘September Welcome 2015’ guide is now available to download within the ‘University of Edinburgh Events’ App.  The guide provides information on Welcome Week events, Campus Maps, Social Media and much more.  You can download the free App by following these instructions:

September Welcome 2015 Guide

Maps to help you find your way around the area can also be found online:

Campus Maps

 

Matriculation and student card collection

Before you arrive, you should have completed the online registration form which is will be available via the MyEd portal in the Student Personal Details channel around 4 weeks before your programme start date.  Full information is available on the Student Support website:

How to Register

If you have not already received your student card, you can collect it from the University card collection event at the Main Library, George Square during the following times:

Monday 14th September 2015: 09.15-12.30

Wednesday 16th September 2015: 12.30-16.30

Monday 21st - Friday 25th September 2015: 09.15-16.30

 

Confirming your attendance

After registering with the University and collecting your student card you must register with the School of Informatics to allow us to confirm your attendance and provide you with a introduction to your new place of work.  Please visit  the Graduate School office to register with the School.  You should note it is not possible to register with the School before the attendance date shown in your offer of admission. Once your formal registration has been completed, the Graduate School will direct you to your Institute admin office team, as well as providing you with:

  • a DICE computer username and password if you do not already have one;
  • a key for the room you will be studying in;
  • details about your first scholarship installment [if payment is arranged via the School - you should ensure you bring your bank details to this visit].

Contact details for Informatics Registration and Induction

Information on the DICE computing environment

Welcome week 2015 (PGR students)

Welcome week runs from Monday 14th - Friday 18th September 2015.

The below events should be attended by new Postgraduate Research students.  Please attend the sessions as they contain important information to help you get started with your degree programme.

Date

Time

Venue

Event

Wednesday 16th September

12.00-12.30 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Welcome to Informatics - Research Students

Johanna Moore, Head of School, Nigel Topham, Director of Graduate School, Alex Lascarides, Deputy Director of Graduate School, and Stuart Anderson, Research Personal Tutor.

All new postgraduate Research and CDT students welcome.

For all those that missed it the induction slides can be found here

Induction Slides (182.46 KB)

Wednesday 16th September

14.00-14.45 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Introduction to DICE Computing

TBC, Informatics Computer Officer

All new postgraduate Taught, Research and CDT students welcome.

Wednesday 16th September

14.45-15.00 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Library Information Session

Angela Nicholson, Informatics Library Representative

All new postgraduate Taught, Research and CDT students welcome.

Wednesday 16th September

 15.00-16.00 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Careers Information Session and Opportunity for Q&A

Elizabeth Mortimer, University Careers Service

All new postgraduate Taught, Research and CDT students welcome.
Wednesday 16th September 16.00 - 16.30 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Transferable Skills Training at the Institute for Academic Development

Louise McKay, Institute for Academic Development

All new postgraduate Research and CDT students welcome.

Thursday 17th September 10.00-11.00 G.06 – 50 George Square

Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM) for Non-UK PG Students

All new postgraduate Taught, Research and CDT students welcome.
Thursday 17th September 15.30-16.00 Informatics Forum 4.31/33 ILCC Welcome Meeting
Thursday 17th September 16.00 - 18.00 Informatics Forum - MF2 Welcome to Language at Edinburgh Reception
Friday 18th September 11.30 - 15.00 Informatics Forum 2.33 & MF1

LFCS Welcome Event

  • 11.30 - 12.30     Induction session in 2.33
  • 12.30 - 14.00     Pizza lunch in MF1 on level 2
  • 14.00 - 15.00    Lightning Talks by PhD students for PhD students in 2.33

Welcome week 2015 (CDT students)

Welcome week runs from Monday 14th - Friday 18th September 2015.

The below events should be attended by new CDT students.  Please attend the sessions as they contain important information to help you get started with your degree programme.

Date

Time

Venue

Event

Wednesday 16th September

10.00-11.00 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Introduction to Taught Masters

Paul Jackson, MSc Year Organiser and Kyriakos Kalorkoti, School Academic Misconduct Officer (SAMO)

All new postgraduate Taught and CDT students welcome.

Wednesday 16th September

12.00-12.30 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Welcome to Informatics - Research Students

Johanna Moore, Head of School, Nigel Topham, Director of Graduate School, Alex Lascarides, Deputy Director of Graduate School, and Stuart Anderson, Research Personal Tutor.

All new postgraduate Research and CDT students welcome.

Wednesday 16th September

14.00-14.45 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Introduction to DICE Computing

TBC, Informatics Computer Officer

All new postgraduate Taught, Research and CDT students welcome

Wednesday 16th September

14.45-15.00 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Library Information Session

Angela Nicholson, Informatics Library Representative

All new postgraduate Taught, Research and CDT students welcome.

Wednesday 16th September

15.00-16.00 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Careers Information Session and Opportunity for Q&A

Elizabeth Mortimer, University Careers Service

All new postgraduate Taught, Research and CDT students welcome.
Wednesday 16th September 16.00-16.30 Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A

Transferable Skills Training at the Institute for Academic Development

Louise McKay, Institute for Academic Development

All new postgraduate Research and CDT students welcome.

Thursday 17th September

10.00-11.00 G.06 – 50 George Square

Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM) for Non-UK PG Students

All new postgraduate Taught, Research and CDT students welcome.

Thursday 17th September

13.00-14.00 Informatics Forum, Mini Forum 1

EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) Welcome Lunch

Welcome Lunch for all new CDT students and staff.

All CDT students welcome

Thursday 17th September

14.00-16.00  

EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Welcome Meetings Parallel sessions as follows:

     CDT in Data Science

     Informatics Forum, Room 3.02

     CDT in Pervasive Parallelism

     Informatics Forum, Room 1.16

     CDT in Robotics & Autonomous Systems

     Informatics Forum, Room 1.15

The meetings will likely end earlier than 16:00, in which case students may take an optional tour of the Informatics Forum and surrounding area.

All new Centre for Doctoral Training students required to attend

Thursday 17th September

16:00-17:00  

EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training Welcome Receptions

Parallel Sessions as follows:

CDT in Data Science Welcome Reception Informatics Forum, Mini-Forum 1

CDT in Pervasive Parallelism Welcome Reception Informatics Forum, Room 4.31/4.33

CDT in Robotics & Autonomous Systems Welcome Reception Informatics Forum, Ground Floor, Atrium & Café

New CDT students & Affiliated Current Students - By Invitation

Teaching support vacancies

The School of Informatics is able to offer a wide range of part-time tutoring, demonstrating, marking and related jobs to students who are currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.  Previous employees have reported that this type of work provides a valuable insight for those considering a career in academia and a useful transferable skill for those of you whose future lies elsewhere.  Work on a particular course might also improve your knowledge of a subject area, or open up new research opportunities.  We hope that you will benefit from this exposure to the teaching environment. More information and a list of current vacancies can be found on our Teaching Support webpages:

Teaching Support

We're holding a Teaching Support Staff Recruitment event on Wednesday 23rd September (Week 1); the session will include a short presentation, an opportunity for Q&A and lunch. 

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

 

13.00-14.30

 

Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A and Atrium

Teaching Support Staff Recruitment Event

Information on the wide range of part-time tutoring, demonstrating, marking and teaching assistant posts available to postgraduate students in the School of Informatics. Lunch will be served.

All UG3, UG4, UG5, postgraduate Taught and postgraduate Research students welcome.

Further assistance

General advice

This University guidance page is intended to help new students through the early stages of life in Edinburgh, including useful advice on money, health, events etc.  

New Students Homepage

Accommodation Services

The University's Accommodation Services team provides housing and catering services to over 6,500 students in University owned accommodation, and may be able to help with finding and renting privately-owned accommodation.

Accommodation Services

International students

The International Office provides help and guidance for all new and continuing students who come to Edinburgh from outside the UK. A pre-arrival guide is available on-line which contains lots of useful information, advice, and guidance on a range of topics, including assistance with opening a UK bank account.

International Office