Almost all of the official University communications will come to you by email or through the student portal.
Before or after arrival we might email you about your degree programme, welcome meetings, further academic or support information, financial matters or about your accommodation.
It is essential you check your university email account and the student portal - MyEd - regularly.
Here are a selection of links to accounts held by central University services and support departments.
A complete list can be found on the Social Media Directory.
Connect with current and potential students on our Facebook communities.
Keep up to date with breaking news and developments from the University by following us on Twitter.
We have our own YouTube channel where we host videos about the University and the city of Edinburgh.
Our videos also include lectures by world-leading thinkers and coverage of our latest news and events.
The channel is constantly being updated and we now have more than 160 videos, including an increasing number in HD (high definition).
The University has an iTunes U channel where we host video and audio files about the University and the city of Edinburgh.
Watch and listen to lectures with world-leading thinkers and subscribe to our podcasts to receive previous and future lectures, seminars and events.
You can download and subscribe to content from iTunes U for free.
This article was published on Aug 28, 2013