Welcome to Edinburgh!

Year 1 welcome week timetable.

Welcome week

Welcome Week runs from Monday 10th - Friday 14th September 2018.

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 undergraduate (UG) 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 2017’ 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 2018 Guide

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

Campus Maps 

Welcome pack

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:

Saturday 8th September 2018: 12:00 - 16.45

Sunday 9th September 2018:  12:00 - 16:45

Monday 10th September - Friday 14th September 2018: 09.15-16:45

Saturday 15th September - Sunday 16 September 2018: CLOSED

Monday 17th - Friday 21st September 2018: 09.15-16.45


Meeting your Personal Tutor, confirming attendance and making course choices

During Welcome Week (Monday 10th - Friday 14th September) you should arrange a one-to-one meeting with your Personal Tutor; please contact the Teaching Organisation if you have yet to have a Personal Tutor allocated.  Information on how to prepare for your one-to-one meeting and how to contact your Personal Tutor is included in:

School's Personal Tutoring Statement

At the meeting, your Personal Tutor will confirm your attendance and discuss your course choices.  Please note: You will not be fully matriculated as a student until you have confirmed your attendance.  You must have arrived and had your attendance confirmed before 17.00 on Friday 28th September 2018 (week 2).  After this date you will be referred to the College Office and you may not be permitted to commence your studies.

University matriculation information

Your Personal Tutor is responsible for registering your course choices; the deadline to register your courses is 17.00 on Friday 28th September (week 2).  You cannot change Semester 1 courses after this date.  You can view your course choices in your MyEd Portal.

Year 1 Welcome events  

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Time Venue Event




Lecture Theatre 5, Appleton Tower

Welcome to Informatics - Taught Undergraduate Students, including Visiting Students

  • Jane Hillston, Head of School and Stuart Anderson, Director of Learning and Teaching

All new UG students including Visiting students.




Lecture Theatre 5, Appleton Tower

Introduction to Informatics 1

  • Paul Anderson, Year 1 Organiser

All new UG students including Visiting students.




Lecture Theatre 5, Appleton Tower

Talk on Blockchains

  • Chris Speed, Programme Director, Design Informatics

All new UG students including Visiting students.

10.45-11.00 Lecture Theatre 5, Appleton Tower

Talk on Robotics

  • Barbara Webb, System Design Project lecturer

All new UG students including Visiting students.

14.30-16.30 50 George Square, Room G.03

Academic Fair

This event gives you a chance to find out more about optional or 'outside' courses. You will get the opportunity to talk with academic staff and current students from across the University's many Schools and subject areas before making your final choices. 

Friday 14th September 2018

Time Venue Event




Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5

Support for Learning and Teaching Session

  • Introduction from the Director of Learning and Teaching,
    • Stuart Anderson
  • Student Support Team and Personal Tutoring in the School,
    • Paul Jackson, Senior Personal Tutor
  • Good Scholarship,
    • Kyriakos Kalorkoti, School Academic Misconduct Officer
  • Support for Learning and Q+A with Director of Learning and Teaching
    • A question and answer session with Stuart Anderson, Director of Learning and Teaching, open to all taught students within the School - your chance to ask any questions about your Informatics studies and facilities.

All new UG students including Visiting students.