School of GeoSciences

Earth Science

Opportunity to meet with staff and students from our programmes and courses.

Earth Science Post Applicant Visit Days - March/ April 2017

Once you have applied and received an offer to study in GeoSciences, we will invite you to attend a post application visit day.  The dates of these are Friday March 31st, Friday 7th April and Wednesday 26th April. 

The programme for all our visit days include presentations about studying our programmes, accommodation services and student life at Edinburgh.  You will have the opportunity to informally meet with staff from your chosen degree programme, talk with current students about their experiences.  A tour of our lab facilities and the Kings Buildings campus will be given and an optional tour of Pollock Hall (University catered accommodation).  Lunch will be provided, please note any dietary requirements when registering.

Booking to attend a visit day

Follow the links below to book a place on one of our Post Application Visit Days:

PAVD - Friday 31 March 2017

PAVD - Friday 7 April 2017

PAVD - Wednesday 26 April 2017

All our visit days will follow the same programme so please register for one date only please as demand for our visit days is high.  Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

How to get here

Our Earth Science Programmes are based in The Grant Institute at the Kings Building Campus.  The Kings Building Campus is around 2 miles south from city centre.  There are a several transport options available.

Travelling to Kings Buildings

Campus Maps


There is limited free on-street parking on the outskirts of the Kings Building campus.  Please note that time restrictions may apply in some areas. 

Parking on campus is restricted to permit holders only.  Visitors may request a daily scratchcard parking permit on arrival, please note that there will be £5 charge for this.  Parking without displaying a permit will result in an expensive fine.


If overnight accommodation is required please make own arrangements.

Edinburgh Accommodation


Virtual Post Application Sessions

Not able to attend one of our PAVDs in person? No worries! We are also hosting some virtual sessions where you will have the opportunity to speak with our admissions advisors with any questions or queries you may have about the programmes, as well as the opportunity to speak with some of our current students about settling in to Edinburgh and university life in general.

Register to participate in one of our virtual sessions.

Follow the links below to register for one of three virtual post application sessions. All you need to participate in one of these sessions is a screen (laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone) and an internet connection.

Virtual PAVD 1 - Friday 24 February 2017, 14:00 GMT

Virtual PAVD 2 - Wednesday 8 March 2017, 09:00 GMT

Virtual PAVD 3 - Wednesday April 5 2017, 12:00 GMT