Induction 2021 Information

Complete information for Informatics students starting in September 2021

Welcome to the School of Informatics. This page contains important information for the new academic year 21/22. We plan to update the website regularly with the newest information and links. If you feel any information is missing, please contact Student Support Coordinator, Benjamin Bach.

E-mail Benjamin

What happens during Welcome Week?

Welcome Week is the week prior to the first week of the academic semester. Welcome Week will commence from Monday 13 September 2021.

Plan your induction schedule

Download the UoE Events App and search for the Schools Informatics Welcome talks and meet your programme events.

Uoe Events App


Your Essential Top 6 Tasks

You must complete these essential Top 6 Tasks before you start and during your first week, to enable you to begin your studies with us. 

Dates and checkpoints to do

Week 0: induction week 

  • Make sure you have checked the University page for new students (link above)
  • Also check the essential 6 tasks to be completed upon arriving in Edinburgh (link above)
  • Upload Events App (above)
  • Set up your Dice account

Weeks 0-2:

  • Set-up a meeting with your personal tutor. They will help you finalise your course choices, enroll you onto courses and confirm your attendance. Personal tutors will be there to support you throughout your studies in many matters. Don't hestitate to contact them (see links below).

Week 2: finalise course choices

  • Check you have been erolled on to your final course choices. You are unable to make changes to your course options after the end of week 2. (01/10/21)
  • Information about InfBase and InfPals

Help and Support Programmes for the School of Informatics

  1. Informatics student-run pages: Better Informatics
  2. EdHelp, a service bringing together frequently used student services: learning resources, IT help, and paying fees: EdHelp 
  3. Personal Tutors help you with issues related to course inscription, change of study programme, exam resits and filing for special circumstances: Personal Tutors in Informatics
  4. InfBase is a support programme to help with coursework. It has weekly dropin sessions, lead my senior students: InfBase 
  5. InfPALS is a student-led support scheme to organize sessions to help with study: InfPALS (more information coming soon)
  6. Programming Club: Programming Club website
  7. CompSoc Academic Families is bringing a buddy system in place to socialize with senior students: CompSoc Academic families website
  8. Introduction to DICE for Taught Students: DICE for Taught students
  9. Introduction to DICE for Research Students: DICE for Research Students 

Extra Curricular Study Support  Programmes at the University

Short courses provided by the Institute for Academic Development into a diverse range of topics to help you with study: IAD website

Student Skills and Development Sharepoint:

University wide Support Services

Below is a list of services offered by the University to help you with a range of issues related to study and your private life. (links coming soon)