Welcome to year 5

Year 5 welcome timetable.

The 'Introduction to MInf Final Year' welcome session will take on Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Week 1), further details are below.  We highly recommend that you attend the sessions to help you to get started with your final year of studies.

Welcome pack

Personal Tutor meeting, confirming attendance and making course choices

During Welcome Week (Monday 11th - Friday 15th September) or in Week 1 (Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September) you should arrange a one-to-one meeting with your Personal Tutor.  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

Before the meeting, use the online PATH tool to help make your course choices. Once you have selected them you can press a button to send your choices to your PT. At the meeting, your Personal Tutor will confirm your attendance, discuss your course choices, and enrol you on the courses. 

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


Year 5 welcome events

Friday 14th September 2018

Title 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.




Informatics Forum, G.07

Teaching support staff recruitment event

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

All UG3, UG4, UG5, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students welcome. All UG3, UG4, UG5, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students welcome,. Lunch will be provided at 12pm, the presentation will start at 1pm.

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Title Venue Event




Informatics Forum, G.07

Level 9 Induction Session

  • Level 9 access
  • Support - Wellbeing and Student Support Team
  • Careers - Practice industry interviews
  • National Student Survey

All UG4 and UG5 students.




Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 1

Honours Project Talk

Don Sannella, Final Year Project Organiser

All UG4 and UG5 students.




Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 1

Introduction to MInf Final Year

Paolo Guagliardo, Year 5 Organiser

All new UG5 students.

Degree and Course Information

The Degree web page provides links to all the degree programmes available to taught students in the School of Informatics. The Degree Programme Tables are linked from each degree, and are an essential resource to check that your course choices comply with the requirements for your degree.

Informatics Courses: A complete list of all courses taught by the School of Informatics can be found here: Informatics Course List. Details of the course content and assessment can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Course URL’ and ‘EUCLID Code’ links for each course. This will also take you to the course web page where lecture and course work material will be published throughout the year.

Lecture timetable: you can find the days and times for Informatics lectures here.

Computing Facilities

A list of Informatics computing facilities available in Appleton Tower can be found here.


Informatics Computing Support: Contact the Computing Support team if your enquiry is related to a technical problem.

Informatics Teaching Organisation (ITO): contact the Informatics Teaching Organisation (ITO) using the ‘Internal enquiries’ Contact Form if your enquiry is related to course administrative matters, for example if you need to change your course choice, or request an extension for course work. You can also report any building maintenance issues relating to Appleton Tower Levels 4, 5 and 6 to the ITO. If you are unsure who to contact regarding your question, please ask the ITO and we will be able to direct your enquiry.