School of Informatics

Teaching in the School of Informatics 2020/21

Key information for new and returning undergraduate and postgraduate taught students on teaching, learning and academic support at the School of Informatics in the 2020/21 academic year, as we adapt to the current circumstances.

Welcome to all new and returning students for the 2020/21 academic year. 

We know you may have some questions and concerns about what to expect this year due to Covid-19, but hopefully this page will direct you to everything you need to know. Unless explicitly noted all the content referenced is available to you before you formally matriculate onto your programme. 

Here is some key information for new and returning undergraduate and postgraduate taught students on what to expect during the next academic year. 

Hybrid Teaching 

In response to ongoing Scottish Government guidance, and drawing on the best available teaching and learning practice, the University has developed a hybrid approach for teaching and learning during the 2020/21 academic year. 

Hybrid teaching is a flexible blend of digital learning accessed online complemented by in-person teaching on campus, subject to current physical distancing requirements. 

Ensuring the health and safety of staff and students is paramount, our teaching practices will be oriented to ensuring Learning and Teaching is carried out in a safe manner and in line with Scottish Government and University guidelines. 

We understand that not everyone will be able to join us on campus immediately: that's fine, and we have robust plans in place to accommodate teaching and learning locally or at a distance. Whether you are in Edinburgh or joining us remotely from elsewhere, hybrid teaching is designed to be flexible enough to offer you the best teaching and learning experience possible during the ongoing pandemic.

Matriculation and course selection

Information about matriculation and course selection for 2020/21.


Information on lectures for 2020/21.

Small group teaching

Information on small group teaching in 2020/21.

Laboratories and study spaces

Information on access to laboratories and study spaces for 2020/21.

Academic and student support

Information on support of your studies for 2020/21.

Campus safety

Information on safety measures implemented on campus for 2020/21.

Remote working

Information on preparation for remote working for 2020/21.

Computing help

Information on computing support in Informatics for 2020/21.