New Students

Get ready for University

As you prepare for the start of university, you will need to do some essential tasks including arranging your accommodation, getting connected to your student email, and browsing optional courses for your personal timetable.

Welcome to study with the University of Edinburgh 2020-2021!

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January 2021 'How-To' Information sessions

Hear from our support teams and learn more information about lots of different topics to help you get ready for the start of University life.

Sign up here to attend live 'How-To' online information sessions

Download the UoE Events app

Download the Getting Started Guide

Join the New Student Facebook group to start meeting your fellow students!

Prepare to move to Edinburgh

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Arrange your accommodation and make arrangements for safe travel to Edinburgh.

Get ready for January Welcome 2021

Information about January Welcome and what to expect, including the fun activities which will help you prepare and be ready to start your studies.

Start your Essential Top 6 Tasks

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You must complete these essential Top 6 Tasks before you start and during your first week, to enable you to begin your studies with us.

Join your community

Find your people by joining various networking platforms for students and alumni, and discover societies, sport and social opportunities at the University.

Prepare for hybrid learning

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We offer study skills support and a range of services to help you transition into hybrid learning and teaching.

Stay safe and protect each other during the Covid-19 pandemic