Join the official New Student Facebook Group
The official New Student Facebook group is for all new students starting at the University of Edinburgh in the Academic Year 2023/2024; to ask questions, to find out information about the University and what to do during Welcome Week, to meet other new students and feel part of the University before you start your student life here!
How can new students join the 2023/2024 New Student Facebook Group
This is a private group which offer-holders must request to join. Look out for a link to the group in your offer letter and in emails you receive from the University prior to starting.
No hate speech or bullying
Make sure that everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated. Any posts or threads that contain abusive, obscene, indecent, degrading or offensive language or media will be deleted.
Irrelevant Promotions or Spam will be removed
The University of Edinburgh cannot take responsibility for incorrect information not shared directly from the University. Any post deemed to not be a relevant promotion to benefit and connect members will be deleted.
Accommodation/Goods Promotion will be removed
The University of Edinburgh cannot take responsibility for incorrect information not shared directly from the University. Any post that promotes renting a property or selling goods will be removed.
Stay safe online
Do not post any personal data e.g., student number, contact details, accommodation address etc. These posts will be removed.
The University of Edinburgh cannot take responsibility for incorrect information not shared directly from the University. Any information shared on other platforms that may be promoted by members through this Facebook group e.g., WhatsApp Groups, Instagram, Snap Chat etc. These posts will be removed.
Be aware that any social media group outwith this official group may not be authentic and you may be more vulnerable to scams.
Be kind and courteous
We ask that members of our community are polite and respectful towards other members. If you would like to report or query any content on this group, please get in touch with email@example.com
The information you provide within this group will be stored by the University to enhance future activities and services relating to new students. Screenshots will be taken of activity (posts, comments or direct messages) that either violate the rules of the group or that will help to inform our work and the resources that we share. We use this information about you because we have a legitimate interest in ensuring the content included on the Facebook group is appropriate and in line with the rules.
The personal data that is stored includes your Facebook profile name (and picture), date of post/comment and content of post/comment.
This information will be stored by the Pre-Arrival and Induction Team for a maximum of 18 months. All content will be anonymised if deemed necessary to share internally within the University. Information will not be shared external to the University.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org