Updates relating to COVID-19

Here you will find updates specifically for postgraduate students and supervisors.


As all research students will know, the current viral pandemic is exerting extreme pressures across the globe, and is also having a big impact on the University sector. The University of Edinburgh's response to this has been publicised and it is constantly kept under review.  We encourage all research students to keep up-to-date with the University's evolving guidance, which is available  at https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19.   We strongly recommend you visit the site frequently as there are regular updates to guidance and FAQs that are relevant to current students and staff. 

Guidance for current students is available at https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19/current-students

The information provided below is for Informatics PGR students and PGR supervisors and is supplementary to such University and Government guidance, and relates specifically to the conduct of PGR degrees within the School of Informatics.

IGS and CDT Administrative Teams

Please note the Informatics Graduate School (IGS) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) continue to work remotely and can be contacted via email at the usual email addresses as follows:

From 01 August 2021, IGS and CDT admin staff will be working both from home and ffrom 3.42 and 3.43 on a rota basis. As such, from 01 August 2021, there will be regular and daily representation in both offices.  

University / College PGR Communications

University and/or College level communications sent to PGR students are included below.


Other relevant University communications (including those sent specifically to PGR students) are available here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19/emails 

New PGR Student Business

Current PGR Student Business

 PGR Funding Extensions

Phase 1 Funding Extensions

Phase 2 Funding Extensions

Ongoing implications of COVID-19

We know that students may be anxious about the effects of physical isolation and remote working on their research, and the potential effect that reduced productivity might have on fees and scholarships. These matters are still under discussion within the University, and at national level.  We can assure students and supervisors that we will make sure that the particular needs of Informatics PGR students are considered in these University level discussions. We will issue updates as the situation develops. In the meantime, all of us in the School of Informatics and the Informatics Graduate School wish you all well at this difficult and unprecedented time.