New Students

January Welcome - 10th - 14th January 2018

The University hosts welcome events specifically for visiting and exchange students who are joining the University in January each year.

Starting in January 2018

Visiting students who are joining us in January should plan to arrive on the arrival day (Wednesday, 10th January 2018) to ensure that you can attend all of the welcome events that are hosted to introduce you to the University and your programme.

The first event is a 'Taste of Scotland' on Wednesday evening. Resident Assistants in your accommodation sites will walk you to this event and we hope you will join us! If you are not living in University accommodation please make your own way to Teviot Rowhouse in Bristo Square.

While this event is not compulsory it is a good way to meet new students and it's free! To help us cater for the appropriate amount of people please register via EventBrite: 

https://tasteofscotland18.eventbrite.co.uk

Image of the flyer for the Taste of Scotland Welcome Event 10 January 2018

Compulsory academic welcome sessions begin at 10am on Thursday 11th January (see below) 

Event App

You will be able to find information about all the events being hosted during January Welcome by downloading our app or using your web browser.  More information, including how to access the app, can be found on our January events app page.

The University of Edinburgh Events App (January) page on the New Student Website

 

Key dates 
Important dates for January Visiting student welcome - please download the App for full details
Date Event
Wednesday, 10th January
  • Move into University accommodation
  • Taste of Scotland event - 19:00-21:00 
Thursday, 11th January

Compulsory orientation/induction talks as follows. 

Students joining:

  • The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  should arrive at McEwan Hall, Bristo Square at 10am.  This session will include access to the Student Services Fair and will conclude at 12.30pm.

 

  • The College of Science & Engineering should arrive at Lecture Theatre G.03, 50 George Square at 10am.  This session will include access to the Student Servcies Fair (from 10:45 in McEwan Hall Basement) and will conclude at 11.15am.  Some students will then be required to travel to our King's Buidling's campus  for School meetings /meetings with Personal Tutors (as advised by the College of Science and Engineering Admissions Office and detailed in the Janaury Welcome App).  Our staff will be on hand outside of McEwan Hall at 11.40am to walk you to the bus stop to get the free shuttle bus to King's building campus (look out for our staff member carrying a large red sign!).   Those needing to travel to King's Buildings later on Thursday (for School or Personal Tutor welcome meetings)can find out more about the shuttle bus  here:  https://www.ed.ac.uk/transport/public-transport/buses/shuttle-bus.  Please note that the shuttle will be running a reduced service on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th January. 

 

Our staff will be outside both of these venues, ready to welcome you from 9.45am.  These sessions will introduce important information relating to the specific College you are joining. 

Friday, 12th January
  • Time to get settled - explore the campuses, city and finalise tasks like getting your student ID and attending the international check-in event.
  • Checkout the various tours and events being organised by the Students Association (all listed in the Welcome App) 
  • Students studying in the College of Science & Engineering - you might have meetings with your Personal Tutors today (look out for information from the Colelge of Science and Engineering Admissions Office or your School).
Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th January
  • Explore the city and get ready to start classes - you have the weekend to get settled
  • Checkout the various events being organised by the Students Association (all listed in the Welcome App) 
Monday, 15th January Classes begin!

We also encourage you to follow #EdWelcome on social media and use it to share your experience of joining the University of Edinburgh

 

Visiting students starting in September 2018

 

Visiting students who are joining us in September should plan to attend the University's Welcome Week (arrival weekend begins 8th September 2018 with events beginning that day). During this time the School which you will be studying will host events to introduce you to the academic programme as well as other students.

You should also attend the specific 'Visiting Student' events that are hosted by the Visiting Student Teams in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science and the Admissions Team in the College of Science and Engineering.

You will be able to find information about all the events being hosted during Welcome Week by downloading our app or using your web browser. The app will be available at the end of July.

See what events are specifically for Visiting Students and International Students - simply go to the Events Section of the app and select 'Browse by Audience' then choose 'Visiting Students' or 'International'.