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The latest news from Information Services.

Winners! Edinburgh take home THE Awards Outstanding Library Team Trophy

Our University of Edinburgh uCreate Makerspace team has won the Outstanding Library Team award at the Times Higher Education Awards 2020.

Say Hello to Unibuddy

The University of Edinburgh recently launched Unibuddy, a platform to connect prospective students from around the world with undergraduate and postgraduate student ambassadors

Start Your Journey with Virtual Visit

Students can explore the University of Edinburgh campus from around the world with the recently launched Virtual Visits platform

UniDesk Turns 10!

UniDesk recognises a decade of providing shared information technology services across Higher Education

Curious Edinburgh Black Lives Matter Mural Trail

In response to a recent international outpouring of support for Black Lives Matter, Scotland’s Black and Asian artists are stepping up.

Animal Crossing digital exhibition

Animal Crossing avatar viewing a variety of University artworks.
Engage with Edinburgh’s collections via the Animal Crossing video game.

Ada Lovelace Day 2020

On Tuesday 13th October 2020, ISG teams are running a range of events for staff and students to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2020

The University launches its first Professional Certificate with edX

The University of Edinburgh Business School has launched a new professional development programme in Digital Marketing Fundamentals, offered through edX.

Learn Virtual Learning Environment service disruption

On Monday 21st September 2020,  we experienced service disruption on Learn – our Virtual Learning Environment.

Supporting our new students - short transition courses

A suite of tailor-made short courses to support our new students with their preparations for studying at Edinburgh are now available. 

Edinburgh’s First Admissions Chatbot Launches

The University’s first admissions chatbot has been launched to support potential students interested in studying a Master's in Business Analytics at the Business School. 

Digital Skills Programme – Semester 1, 2020

The Digital Skills Programme for Semester 1 2020 is now live. This year we have adapted our services to align with the University’s hybrid learning approach.

‘How-to' sessions for new students

Information Services Group are offering 70 ‘How to’ sessions for new and returning students during Welcome Week.

Developing Your Data Skills Programme Graduation 2019-2020

Congratulations to the 84 professional services staff, academic staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students who have successfully completed the University’s Developing Your Data Skills Programme.

Free Short Online Course: How to read a novel

Have you ever wondered how a novel is written? What are the building blocks of a good piece of fiction? Or are you just missing the Edinburgh International Book Festival? If so, the University’s highly popular free short course, How to read a novel, might be for you.

Postgraduate Online Learning Myth Buster

Since 2005 our online postgraduate degrees have been taught by lecturers and tutors who are leading figures in their fields.