Get connected to the University systems
Get connected to access your email, WiFi, coursework, printing and more.
Before you arrive
Activate and access your Office 365 email account
As your Office 365 email is the primary means of contact with the University, it is important to access it regularly. In addition to email, your Office 365 account gives you access to your calendar, OneDrive file storage, instant chat and Microsoft Office tools.
Log into MyEd
MyEd is the university web portal and includes access to your emails, timetables and course learning material. It's also where you can update your personal details, pay your tuition fees and apply for University accommodation.
Connect to eduroam WiFi network
eduroam is the secure WiFi service available all over the University. Follow these steps to set it up on your device, and you'll connect automatically as soon as you arrive on campus.
Become familiar with your Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an online learning platform and Learn is the Primary VLE at the University of Edinburgh. You will receive support and not be expected to have used a VLE in advance, however you will have access to get familiar with the onine course space in advance of you starting University.
When you start
You can print at locations across the University using either your own device or a University computer. We start you off with £4 credit free.
Download a free copy of Microsoft Office
Download your free copy of Microsoft Office, giving you Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook on your computer, tablet or phone.
Timetable on my phone
Setting up Office 365 on your phone or other devices gives you easy access to your course timetables.
Explore the University's Library facilities
The University's Library offers access to books, journals, e-journals and much more. You can find, renew and request books with DiscoverED.
Learn is the primary Virtual Learning Environment at the University, granting access to materials, assignments, grades, feedback for more than 5000 courses.
Protect yourself from IT threats
Make sure your work and your files are protected from viruses, phishing and malware.
Need any help?
If you ever need help with IT and computing issues, please first check out the University Information Services website.
During the first two weeks of term in September and January, you can get help to connect any of your devices to the University systems or network at the 'Get Connected' sessions. These are walk-up sessions and do not require a booking.
Outside of 'Get Connected', you can still find IT support on the Ground Floor of the Main Library with help from the IT Support Desk. This is a drop-in service and does not require a booking.
Access to Assistive Software/Hardware
If you require access to assistive software or hardware please contact: