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 must complete relevant building inductions and H&S training in order to be granted access to the relevant Informatics buildings. Detailed information on Building Inductions and Accesses will be communicated to all new students during the IGS welcome and induction session and by email.
For further guidance on compulsory induction you need to complete please see below.
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.
The University's Accommodation, Catering and Events 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.
The Edinburgh University Students' Association can also provide advice on accommodation