New Students

Welcome to the University of Edinburgh

You will find the information and resources you need to help you to feel prepared to start University in Academic Year 2023/24.

We are really excited to be meeting you all during January Welcome Week, as well as welcoming back our returning students! 

There will be a number of January Welcome Week events taking place to help support, inform and welcome you to the community.

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Collect a bespoke campus map, follow the trail exploring campus and the city and complete the trail questions when meeting with student services offering you support, advice and guidance throughout your time at the University. 

You can grab freebies along the way and enter the trail prize draw to be in with the chance to win a UoE hoodie! 

The University of Edinburgh Events app is available to download now. It is an easy way for you to browse all of the information and Welcome Week events in one place. It is free to download and you are not required to create an account. Just download and start browsing!

Researching Edinburgh and the Scottish culture before you arrive will help you understand what to expect when you get here.

As you start preparing for studying, the University offers a range of resources to support you at the start of your new student journey and throughout your studies.

Resources to help you prepare

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It is important to know how to protect yourself against fraud.

IT support roles

Make sure you know what technical requirements you need to get set up in advance.

Doctor and patient

 Find out what healthcare you are entitled to as a student in Scotland and how the University can support your health and wellbeing.

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Help your new student transition successfully into University.

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Information for students preparing to start their online degrees.