Welcome to Edinburgh!
Year 1 welcome week timetable.
Welcome Week is traditionally the week before studies start.
This year it will start on 14th September 2020 and end on 18th September 2020.
The School of Informatics Welcome events are detailed in the tables below; please attend the sessions as they contain important information to get you started on your undergraduate (UG) degree programme. The University also has its own calendar of Welcome events, including campus tours and a series of events intended for International students. The following link provides further information for new students:
The ‘New Students 2020-2021’ guide is now available to download within the ‘University of Edinburgh Events’ App. The guide provides information on Welcome Week events, Campus Maps, Social Media and much more. You can download the free App by following these instructions:
Matriculation and student card collection
Before you arrive, you should have completed the online registration form which is will be available via the MyEd portal in the Student Personal Details channel around 4 weeks before your programme start date. Full information is available on the Student Support website:
If you have not already received your student card, you can collect it from the University card collection event at the Main Library, George Square.
Meeting your Personal Tutor, confirming attendance and making course choices
During Welcome Week (Monday 14th - Friday 18th September) you should arrange a one-to-one meeting with your Personal Tutor; please contact the Teaching Organisation if you have yet to have a Personal Tutor allocated. Information on how to prepare for your one-to-one meeting and how to contact your Personal Tutor is included in:
At the meeting, your Personal Tutor will confirm your attendance and discuss your course choices. Please note: You will not be fully matriculated as a student until you have confirmed your attendance. You must have arrived and had your attendance confirmed before 17.00 on Friday 2nd October 2020 (end of week 2). After this date you will be referred to the College Office and you may not be permitted to commence your studies.
Your Personal Tutor is responsible for registering your course choices; the deadline to register your courses is 17.00 on Friday 2nd October 2020 (end of week 2). You cannot change Semester 1 courses after this date. You can view your course choices in your MyEd Portal.
Year 1 Welcome events
Tuesday 15th September 2020
09.00 - 10.30
Informatics Year 1 School Welcome Talk
Featuring talks from Jane Hillston, Bjoern Franke and Paul Anderson.
Programme specific contents related to programme aims, courses, planning tips and Q&A.
For joining instructions download the Events App and search for the event
Friday 18th September 2020
|10:00 - 11:00||Collaborate||
Meet the Director of Learning and Teaching
Monday 21st September 2020
|14:30 - 15:00||Collaborate||
Welcome from the Careers Service
Kyla Atkinson, Careers Consultant for the School of Informatics