Welcome events for UG1 students

The programme of welcome events for the School of Informatics UG1 students

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is traditionally the week before studies start. This year, it will start on Monday 11th September 2023 and end on Friday 15th September 2023.

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 2023-2024’ 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

Matriculation and student card collection

Before you arrive, you should have completed the online registration form, which 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 student adviser and cohort lead, and confirming attendance

During Welcome Week (Monday 11th - Friday 15th September) you are required to attend your mandatory school welcome event. The date and time of this event can be found in your School of Informatics welcome email or by searching on the Events App for the name of your degree programme.

This event is your opportunity to meet with your Student Adviser, Cohort Lead and your peers. Confirmation of attendance will take place at this event, so please make sure to bring your student card with you

Please note: You will not be fully matriculated as a student until your attendance has been confirmed by your Student Adviser, this needs to be completed by Friday 29th September 2023 (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 Student Adviser is responsible for registering your course choices; the deadline to register your courses is 17.00 on 29th September 2023 (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 Informatics welcome events  

All Informatics events are in the University Event App, along with University events.

Event App

Thursday 14th September: School of Informatics 2023/24 Welcome Fair for new Undergraduates

11:00-16:00 in the Informatics Forum Concourse

Throughout the week: Meet your student adviser and cohort lead

Meetings with your student adviser and cohort lead will be held throughout the week in Appleton Tower.  The date and time of this event can be found in your School of Informatics welcome email or by searching on the Events App for the name of your degree programme.

Throughout the week: Society activities

Compsoc and Edinburgh Hoppers will be organising activities - check their websites for details.