Linguistics and English Language

New undergraduates

What to do when you arrive


Matriculation is the process by which you are formally admitted to the University. There are two stages to this process:

1. Registration

In most cases, you will be able to do this before you arrive at the University.

How to register as a student

2. Course enrolment

The School of PPLS' Undergraduate Team will enrol you on your courses and confirm your attendance 

To enrol, bring your student card and visit room G32, Psychology Building, 7 George Square at following dates and times;

Wednesday 12 September 10am - 4pm
Thursday 13 September 10am - 4pm
Friday 14 September 10am - 4pm

Welcome Week (10 - 14 September)

Welcome Week takes place one week ahead of start of the academic sememester and is an important and fun week to help you prepare for your studies.

UoE Events App

Download the University's app to view all Welcome Week events and create a personalised timetable.

Includes essential academic events as well as social events from the School of PPLS.

More information and links to download the UoE Events App

Helpful tools for new students

The University's Essential Getting Started Guide

Meet with your Personal Tutor (PT)

All new students should meet with their PT during Welcome Week. Login through MyEd to find contact details for your Personal Tutor.

MyEd Portal Login

Some PTs will have a sign up meeting request list pinned to their office door, if not, you can request a meeting through MyEd. 

It is best to meet with your Personal Tutor after you have registered for all your courses, but if you need more advice on course choices, your Personal Tutor can advise. 

Choosing outside courses

The following information about choosing outside courses is contained in the welcome letter for new students sent during the summer and is provided here for reference.

During the enrolment process, students have to select a number of outside courses that they feel will complement the degree programme they have enrolled on. Please remember that students are solely responsible for their choices and no one else can do it for them.

However, there are a number of helpful resources to assist students in making their choices:

  • The University’s Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study (DRPS) lists all courses available with detailed course information.

       Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study

  • Ask your Personal Tutor for advice on choosing an outside course. Ensure that your overall curriculum is within the limits allowed.
  • Speak to a PPLS Student Helper (identifiable by their teal 'PPLS Student Helper' t-shirts) at the confirmation of attendance and course enrolment session.

Arriving late

We understand that in certain instances you may not be able to attend welcome week.

It is vital that you contact Student Administration as soon as possible to confirm your matriculation.

You also need to come in to see us at the PPLS Student Support Office so we can confirm your attendance and ensure that you are registered on the correct courses.

You are also required to make an appointment to meet with your Personal Tutor.

Student Administration

School Student Support Office

Advice from students

Stella, a PPLS psychology undergraduate, talks about what it is like to be a student at the University of Edinburgh.

Getting started at Uni

What's it like to study at Edinburgh?

Picking your outside courses


Student Support Office

  • School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Contact details



Room G.03
Dugald Stewart Building
3 Charles Street

Post Code


  • Monday - Friday
    9am - 1pm, and 2.15pm - 5pm (drop-in)