New students' handbook

Information and useful links for new students.

Study overview

An overview of Informatics degrees and what each year of study entails.

Technical information

Information about the technology and systems used within the school and across the University.

Support - Who does what?

An overview of Informatics admin support teams and what they do.


A glossary of Informatics and Edinburgh University terms and acronyms.


The geographic locations of the Informatics buildings.

General Help

Courses and timetables

FAQ for Informatics students - Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

Semester dates - Key dates in the University's academic calendar.

University exam timetable page - Find the date, time and location of your exams.

University Examination FAQ

University course timetable system - Create and bookmark your individual lecture timetable.

Course survey reports - reviews from students of Informatics courses.

Degree Programmes 2021-22 - Formal specification of all degrees offered by the School.

Past exam papers - The library archive of all past exam papers.

Informatics past exam papers - Includes sample solutions for some pre-honours courses.

Computing support

Computing help pages - General Informatics computing support information and advice.

Computing Support Form - Fill this in if you have any technical issue you need to raise with support.

Social Life and Wellbeing

Informatics Social Media Hub - Connect with our existing Informatics social media accounts

Informatics and University-wide Students Societies - List of societies Informatics students are involved with

Centre for Sport and Exercise - The University Gym

Informatics football - Informatics has a football team.

University Services

EUSA - Edinburgh University Students Association.

Accommodation Services - Find student accommodation at Edinburgh University.

Advice Place - Free professional advice from EUSA on all aspects of student life.

Career Services and Presentations - Links to the University's career service and employer presentations.

Disability Services - Providing help and guidance for students with disabilities.

Institute for Academic Development - Offers help with study skills through workshops and online learning resources.

Scholarships for undergraduate students - Information on applying for a UG Scholarship.

Student administration - Information about finances, matriculation, exams, and graduation.

Other links

Informatics videos - Watch our videos featuring our students, researchers and graduates

Student prizes - The Informatics Student Prize Scheme aims to recognize and reward excellent performance across the curriculum.