Linguistics and English Language

New undergraduates

What to do when you arrive

Please note this information refers to entry in 2017. Information for new students arrriving in September 2018 will be made available in the summer.


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

1. Register

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

How to register as a student

2. Confirm your attendance and sign up for outside courses

​You must have your attendance confirmed by a member of the school. 

You can do this in room G32, Psychology Building, 7 George Square at following dates and times;

Wednesday 13 September, 1pm - 4pm

Thursday 14 September, 10am - 4pm

Friday 15 September, 10am - 4pm

Remember to bring your student card.

PPLS Welcome Week (11 - 15 September)

There are lots of important events in Welcome Week that you must attend.

Helpful tools for new students

The University's Essential Getting Started Guide

UG Technology Handbook 2017/18 (in preparation)

Meet with your Personal Tutor

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

MyEd Portal Login

Some Personal Tutors 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 blue shirts) at the confirmation of attendance and course enrolment session.

Documents to help you choose outside courses

If you miss 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


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

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