Welcome to year 3

Year 3 welcome timetable.

Welcome pack

Personal Tutor meeting, confirming attendance and making course choices

During welcome week (Monday 14th - Friday 18th September 2020) or in Week 1 (Monday 21st - Friday 25th September 2020) you should arrange a one-to-one meeting with your Personal Tutor.  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

Before the meeting, use the online PATH tool to help make your course choices. Once you have selected them you can press a button to send your choices to your PT. At the meeting, your Personal Tutor will confirm your attendance, discuss your course choices, and enrol you on the courses.  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 (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

Year 3 welcome events

For joining instructions download the Events App and search for the event

Monday 14th September 2020

Time Venue Event





Principal Welcome Talk 

Peter Mathieson

All students

Tuesday 15th September 2020

Time Venue Event





 Informatics School Welcome Talk

Jane Hillston, Bjoern Franke

All UG 2/3/4/5 students

Video: Continuing Students Welcome Talk 20/21
Welcome video for the School of Informatics continuing students





Introduction to Junior Honours

Steve Tonneau, Year 3 Organiser  

All new UG3 students. 

Video: UG3 Year Organiser's Talk
In this talk Steve Tonneau, year organiser for UG3 Informatics Students outlines the most important information about arrangements for the academic year 2020/21

Wednesday 16th September 2020

Time Venue Event
10:00 - 11:00 Collaborate

Visiting Students Welcome Talk

Hiroshi Shimodaira, Internships and Exchanges Coordinator

Video: Visiting students welcome talk
Recording of the welcome talk for Informatics visiting students, which took place on Wednesday 16th September 2020.

Friday 18th September 2020

Time Venue Event





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 teh School of Informatics

Video: Welcome careers service years 3-5
Introduction to the Careers Service for penultimate year students from Kyla Atkinson, careers consultant for the School of Informatics.

Teaching Support Vacancies

The School of Informatics is able to offer a wide range of part-time tutoring, demonstrating, marking and related jobs to students who are currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.  Previous employees have reported that this type of work provides a valuable insight for those considering a career in academia and a useful transferable skill for those of you whose future lies elsewhere.  Work on a particular course might also improve your knowledge of a subject area, or open up new research opportunities.  We hope that you will benefit from this exposure to the teaching environment. More information and a list of current vacancies can be found on our Teaching Support webpages:

Teaching Support

We're holding a Teaching Support Staff Recruitment event on the 14th of September (Welcome Week); the session will include a short presentation, an opportunity for Q&A and lunch.