School of Informatics

Visit us

We run several visit days for potential undergraduate students.

Pre-application visiting days

Should you wish to come to the university and speak to staff and students before you apply, you can do so by attending one of our pre-application visit days.

The University holds three  pre-application Open Days a year, held in June and September, the dates for 2017 are still to be confirmed. For more information about the University of Edinburgh's Open Days please see:

Post-application visiting days

Once you have applied and received an offer you can attend one of our post-application visit days. The dates for 2017, are: 

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Register to attend here

A programme for the day has not get been finalised, but for a flavour of what to expect, see the attached programme for this year: 

Virtual tours

If you can not visit us in person, you can view some of our facilities in our virtual tours:

Virtual tour of the Informatics Forum - The Informatics Forum is used for postgraduate research only.

Virtual tour of Appleton Tower - Appleton Tower is currently undergoing renovations and will not be in use till session 2017/18 at the earliest.

Student-led guided tours

The University offers student-led guided tours most Friday afternoons, which are for students and their families who are unable to attend an Open Day.

Self-guided tours

If you would just like to look around the University, you are welcome to pick up a self-guided tour leaflet from Student Recruitment & Admissions.

Self-guided accommodation tours, which take you round Pollock Halls, the University's main undergraduate Halls of Residence, are also available for visitors.

Informatics Teaching is currently housed in a temporary space in Forrest Hill, while Appleton Tower is  being refurbished (it will be ready for September 2017).  We look forward to welcoming you to our new facilities for our Visiting Days next year!