Advice and information to help you settle as a PGR student at the School of Informatics.
Current students and staff
Only staff and students who have completed the necessary building induction processes and have been given authorised access to the Informatics buildings can enter without an appointment.
New students are expected to complete relevant training/induction in order to be granted access to the Informatics buildings.
IMPORTANT - A follow up email with more information and instructions will be sent to all new students from the Informatics Graduate School.
For further guidance on compulsory induction you need to complete please see below.
More information on the current measures and operational procedures in the School of Informatics buildings answered.
Computing equipment purchased and owned by the School will be issued to PGR students who are able to collect their equipment in person. A follow up email with more information and instructions on requesting and collecting your PGR computing equipment will be sent by the Informatics Graduate School .
You can find guidance and advice on general health and safety issues, relevant training and policies in the website of the University's Health and Safety Department.
The School of Informatics also have a dedicated Health and Safety webpage which includes its own H&S policy to be implemented locally and information on where to direct relevent questions and concerns.
Student Ergonomics - There has been a significant increase in the number of students showing signs of musculoskeletal problems, which can be attributed to poor posture and the use of computers, smartphones, games consoles and iPad-style tablet devices. Free online training and guidance for students can be found below:
You can also find concise Health and Safety related guidance in the document below:
The Student Immigration Service 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.
You can find general and Informatics PGR specific information and updates regarding the University's response to COVID-19 below.
The University has launched a new Covid support service for students who need to self-isolate in private accommodation.