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.
There are lots of University groups on Facebook, and Edinburgh themed streams on Twitter. Here are some you might find useful.
This article was published on May 3, 2013