Literatures, Languages & Cultures

New Undergraduate Students

Welcome to the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC). Here's what you need to know before you join us and to help you settle into life at LLC. We'll keep this information live throughout the welcome period. Enjoy the start of University life!

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Checklist and guide to the next few weeks

A few of the most important things to do when you're starting at university, both before and after you join us.

Welcome Week Events at LLC

Get started properly with the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures by attending our Welcome Talk.

Guide to Degree Programmes and Courses

Getting to grips with your degree programme, its structure and the options open to you, is a worthwhile exercise before you join us. The following information will help, and Personal Tutors and Student Support Officers will be happy to advise you further.

Personal Tutor

Every student is allocated a member of our teaching staff as a Personal Tutor (PT). You'll be given information about your Personal Tutor, including contact details and how to sign up for an appointment, at our Welcome Talk on 14th September.

Key contacts

Key contacts for advice and support in the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures.

How to study at university

Learning and teaching at university may be quite different to your experiences at school. Find out how to get the most out of your study at LLC.

Student-Staff Charter

We believe that the best learning experiences happen when all participants are actively engaged in working together. To help facilitate this partnership, we've developed a Student-Staff Charter.

Read our Student-Staff Charter

Discover a World of Languages

Whether you want to study for credit (as part of your degree programme), or just to learn a new skill, we offer one of the widest range of language courses of any UK university.

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If you're joining us to take a literature degree, or a degree involving a single language, an outside course in a completely different language makes for a great learning experience and demonstrates that you're a good communicator, a resilient problem solver, and someone open to other cultures and new ideas. 

Our courses can open the door to more careers in more places around the globe - employers love to see them on a CV! There are lots of other benefits too, from making the most of student exchange opportunities to enhancing your social life in Edinburgh. 

If you’ve got no language experience, it’s not a problem. Beginners are welcome.

Find out more about language learning options

Connect with the University of Edinburgh

The University's website for new students has lots more information about what to do just before and during the welcome period. The new EdHelp service is your place to ask any questions and the Facebook Group for new students is a great way to connect with people preparing to study on lots of different programmes across the University.