New Students

Essential Top 6 Tasks

These essential 'Top 6 Tasks' must be addressed and completed by all new students either before, or when you start/arrive, to enable you to get started at the university.

All of the following tasks require a part of it to be started before you start your studies and part of it to be completed when you start. Each task is explained below with further information about how to complete each one. You should ensure you have started all of them by mid-August.


Register your University Login and login to MyEd

Task 1
Register your University login and login with MyEd to support you during your studies throughout your time at University

Get Started on Office365

Task 2
Activate your Office365 and get free access to the applications/software available for the duration of your studies, this includes viewing your personalised timetable.

Complete the matriculation process

Task 3
Matriculation is the process by which you officially enrol at the University. Every student needs to complete the steps and there is also an additional step for any student coming from outside the UK/EU/EEA.

Pay your fees

Task 4
Without paying your tuition fees, you will be cancelled off the course you have applied to study and you will be unable to access any of the University’s services and/or facilities. You need to arrange payment of your tuition fees, whether self-funded or via a sponsor, grant or loan.

Apply for your University student card

Task 5
The University requires that you have an up-to-date University student card on you at all times. This card serves as your official student ID, your library card and door access control card to university buildings, as well as identification to benefit from various ‘student discounts’.

Register with a local doctor

Task 6
It is important that you register with a GP (General Practitioner) which is your local doctor at a GP practice. We want to ensure that you look after yourself whilst studying, both physically and mentally, and that you how to get any medical assistance if you need it.

Related Links

New Student homepage

Access to Assistive Software/Hardware

If you require access to assistive software or hardware please contact:

Student Disability Service
3rd Floor, The University of EdinburghThe Main Library Building
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
Tel: +44(0)131 650 6828