School of GeoSciences

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students

Information and login for current undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

Staying in contact – your student email

Our team in the Teaching Office, Student Experience Team and our academics will always use your University email account to communicate with you, so please check your email regularly.


Login to Learn

All course information and materials for our current undergraduate and postgraduate students is within the platform 'Learn'.  Learn is the biggest Virtual Learning Environment at the University of Edinburgh, supporting more than 5000 courses annually.

For our School, the Learn platform provides access to course materials, assignments, grades, feedback, lecture recordings, resource lists and much more.

Student SharePoint

GeoSciences Teaching Organisation for students - Home

Our dedicated Student SharePoint provides you with information and signposting such as:

  • Student Support contacts and services

  • Health and wellbeing

  • ​​​Student representation and committees

  • Careers connections and resources

  • Information from the Teaching Organisation


Transferring to the School of GeoSciences

If you are considering transferring to The School of GeoSciences, please contact the relevant Student Experience Team at the below email addresses.

Geography degrees

  • MA Geography
  • BSc Geography

Earth Sciences and environmental degrees

  • BSc/MEarth Sci Earth Sciences
  • BSc/MEarthSci Earth Sciences and Physical Geography
  • BSc Environmental Geosciences
  • BSc/MEarthPhys Geophysics (and Geology, Meteorology, professional placement)

Ecological and environmental sciences degrees

  • BSc Ecological and Environmental Sciences
  • BSc Ecological and Environmental Sciences with Management

Research ethics and integrity

Our School attaches great importance to addressing the ethical implications of all research activities carried out by its members, be they undergraduates, postgraduates or academic members of staff. 

Attention to the ethical and legal implications of research for researchers, research subjects, sponsors and collaborators is an intrinsic part of good research practice.

We have produced various information about research ethics and integrity within the School on our intranet.   

You can login to certain intranet pages using your University Login and access information such as:

  • Guidance for ethical research and review 
  • Forms and resources
  • Policies

School research ethics and integrity (secured)

Technical help

Logging into Learn

A graphic design of the University of Edinburgh logo and the word 'Learn'

You can access Learn via a special channel on the 'MyEd' portal.  You can login to MyEd using your University Login.

Or you can login using the website address:

Use the Learn button in the Learn MyEd channel to open a new window and take you to your My Learn page. If you are enrolled on current Learn courses, you will also find direct links to each course. You can also download the Blackboard app to access your courses from a phone or tablet device when you are on the move.

MyEd Portal

MyEd is the University of Edinburgh's web portal. It is a gateway to web-based services within and beyond the University and offers a personalised set of content with a single sign-on to key University services such as Learn and Office365.

Help on using Learn

Information Services - using Learn

Find support and information on how to use Learn

Using Learn as a student

Help!  I forgot my login

Find help on registration, login assistance and other frequently asked questions.

Your University login

Technical requirements

Learn can be used with any up-to-date web browser. You can use the browser checker to check whether your computer has the necessary browser versions and settings.  Most content is also viewable on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. However, there are some limits on what you can do (e.g. discussion posting is tricky on some devices).

Please note: Learn does not work properly on Internet Explorer version 7 or earlier.