Welcome to Edinburgh!
Year 1 welcome week timetable.
Welcome Week is traditionally the week before studies start.
This year it will start on 13th September 2021 and end on 17th September 2021.
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 2021-2022’ 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 13th - Friday 17th 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.
At the meeting, your Personal Tutor will confirm your attendance and discuss your course choices.
Course choices are made via PATH - a support tool for choosing optional courses and building your degree programme.
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 1st October 2021 (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.”
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 1st October 2021 (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 1st October 2021 (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
Monday 13th September 2021
12.00 - 12:30
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
All events will be online accessible via the Learn Course “Informatics Events”.
Principal Welcome Talk
With Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Informatics Undergraduate Welcome
With Jane Hillston, Head of School, Bjoern Franke, Director of Learning and Teaching, Paul Jackson, Senior Tutor, Student Wellbeing, and Ammir (Informatics EUSA representative).
UG1 Year Organiser Talk
With Michel Steuwer, Year Organiser - UG1 and Fiona McNeill, Coordinator - Informatics Connections (UG1).
Wednesday 15th September 2021
11:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 14:30
Meet the InfPALS (for UG1 Students)
Good Scholarly Practice
With Professor Murray Cole, School Academic Misconduct Officer
Friday 24th September 2021
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Q&A Session with the Director of Learning and Teaching
With Bjoern Franke
Informatics Student Societies Presentations
Hear from a small sample of student societies related to Informatics.
- Video: Informatics Student Societies Pre-Arrival 2021
- Meet some of the School of Informatics student societies. Recorded on 9 September 2021.