School of Informatics

Teaching quality

The School of Informatics has a first-rate reputation for teaching having received a top ‘excellent’ rating in the most recent Teaching Quality Assessment exercise.

It is also regularly nominated for the Edinburgh University Students Association teaching awards, as nominated by students, and won the award for being the best overall department for teaching provision and administration in 2010.

Support for teaching and the learning environment

As an Informatics student you will not only be taught by some of the leading academics in the field but you will also have access to significant support throughout your study duration.

Services include:


A student helpdesk staffed by Informatics course tutors and graduate students who will provide extra support and advice on all Informatics taught courses.


Personal tutors

An allocated member of staff who will guide and advise you on course and programme choices as well as reviewing your progress throughout your studies.

Personal tutors

The Informatics Teaching Organisation (ITO):

A dedicated administrative team who act as a first point of contact for student enquiries and will help with timetabling issues, coursework and submissions.

Informatics Teaching Organisation

For further information including our ‘Teaching Review’ please visit our quality assurance pages:

Quality assurance