New Students

Events for new students

Find out about all of the events on offer when you start University!

The University of Edinburgh hosts many events for new students starting here throughout the year. These include events organised for all students starting for Welcome Week in September each year,  visiting students starting in January each year and Postgraduate students starting mid-semester.  

The events organised for new students are designed to give you the vital information that you need to get started, to help you meet others in your academic area and also socially and give you the opportunity to get to know the city. 

There are three different types of events for new students:

  • University of Edinburgh welcome and information events (details of all events below)
  • Welcome events organised by your school (you will be alerted of this by direct communication from your school) 
  • Students' Association events

What's On page on the Students' Association website

All events can be found on the University of Edinburgh Events app (more information below)

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.

University of Edinburgh Events app (January)

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Download our mobile event app, view it in a web browser, and see what events are planned for new students arriving in January!

Events throughout the year

Throughout the year various offices in the University run online and face to face events for students intended to help you settle into academic and community life here, helping you get the most out of your studies.

Welcome Week - 11th - 15th September 2017

Find out about the events on offer as part of the University of Edinburgh Welcome Week, taking place from Monday 11th September to Friday 15th September 2017

Related links

Arriving in Edinburgh

Semester dates

Students' Association: What's On