School of GeoSciences

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students

Information and login for current undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - School of GeoSciences 

Our students and staff are at the heart of all that we do.  In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, our priority is to make sure our students and staff are given the support they need.  We have contingency measures in place that ensure the safety of staff and students in the School community. Please ensure that you abide by all guidance and directions when in the School.

Please ensure that you also continue to monitor the University Coronavirus webpage for official guidance and advice.

Support for managed hotel quarantine costs

We are delighted to announce that the University will provide support for quarantine costs of up to £1,750 for students resident in countries on the UKVI red list. This package of financial support is available for both new and continuing students joining us for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Staying in contact – your student email

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


Your Personal Tutor

The Personal Tutor system will provide you with a named member of academic staff to be your Personal Tutor.  They will support you throughout your time at the University, giving you academic support and a route to pastoral support. 

You can find in-depth information about personal tutoring for the academic year 2021/22 under our Personal Tutoring statement.


Login to Learn

All information 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.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate information hubs in Learn provide you with a wealth of information such as:

key contacts student handbooks student representation and committees
programme and course information programme and course guides research skills and training
noticeboards and announcements key dates and timetables assessment and course feedback
student support health and wellbeing careers connections and resources

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.