Welcome to Edinburgh!

Year 1 welcome week timetable.

Welcome week

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:

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:

Event App

Welcome pack

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:

How to Register

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.

Card Collection Open Hours

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:

School's Personal Tutoring Statement

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.

University matriculation information

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

Time Venue Event


09.00 - 10.30


Blackboard Collaborate

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

Video: UG 1 Year Organiser's Talk
An introductory video for School of Informatics 1st year students

Friday 18th September 2020

Time Venue Event
10:00 - 11:00 Collaborate
Meet the Director of Learning and Teaching

Bjoern Franke

Video: Meet your Director of Learning and Teaching
Recording of the Meet your Director of Learning and Teaching session with Dr. Björn Franke, which took place on Friday 18th September 2020.

Monday 21st September 2020

Time  Venue Event
14:30 - 15:00 Collaborate
Welcome from the Careers Service

Kyla Atkinson, Careers Consultant for the School of Informatics

Video: Welcome careers service years 1&2
An introduction to the Careers Service and the Careers Compass for Years 1 and 2 from Kyla Atkinson, Careers consultant for the School of Informatics.