New Students

Live online ‘How to…’ sessions

From Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September, we hosted over 30 live online sessions! Watch the recordings to help get you started.

Staff from across the University presented on a fantastic range of topics that we know are useful to you as you start your University journey.

Thank you to everyone who joined us, it was great to see so many of you in attendance. But if you couldn’t make it on the day, or would like a re-cap of anything that was covered, you can watch the recordings from all of the sessions.

Find out 'how-to-do' essential tasks like accessing your timetable, hear top-tips for staying safe online and recommendations for getting involved in the local Edinburgh community, plus so much more! 

 

Live online 'How to...' session recordings

Student Ambassadors wearing brightly coloured t-shirts

The title of each recording will indicate whether it is aimed at undergraduate, postgraduate or relevant for all students.

Each recording has been assigned to one of the following categories: accommodation, discover something new, getting started, safety and security, support and wellbeing and support with your studies.

Every effort has been taken to produce accurate subtitles, however there may still be some errors.

Please note, you will need to log-in to MyEd to watch any/all of the recordings.

 

Scroll down to watch the recordings in each playlist, or alternatively you can access all of the recordings at the following link: 

'How to...' live online session recordings 2023 channel

Accommodation

Session recordings included in this playlist are:

  • How to... Get support in University-managed accommodation from Residence Life (ACE) (UG/PGT/PGR)

Click here to watch the 'Accommodation' recording

Discover something new

Session recordings included in this playlist are:

  • How to... Stay Active at Edinburgh (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Get involved in the local community (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Live sustainably in Edinburgh (UG/PGT/PGR)

Click here to watch the 'Discover something new' recordings

Getting started

Session recordings included in this playlist are:

  • How to... Prepare for your postgraduate studies (PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Access online library resources (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Access Online Resources for Courses (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Travel around Edinburgh (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Prepare for University (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Access your timetable (UG/PGT/PGR)

Click here to watch the 'Getting started' recordings

Safety & Security

Session recordings included in this playlist are:

  • How to... Be a digital citizen and stay safe online (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Stay Safe and Secure at University (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Sessions: Why information security is important (UG/PGT/PGR)

Click here to watch the 'Safety & Security' recordings

Support & Wellbeing

Session recordings included in this playlist are:

  • How to... Get Counselling at the University (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Access support as a mature student or student parent (UG)
  • How to... Access support as a student with refugee or asylum status (UG)
  • How to... Tame your inner critic and sense of imposter syndrome as you start your University programme (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Get support from the Disability and Learning Support Service (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Access support as a care-experienced or estranged student (UG)
  • How to... Access support for student carers (UG)
  • How to... Sessions: Student Wellbeing Service (UG/PGT/PGR)

Click here to watch the 'Support & Wellbeing' recordings

Support with your studies

Session recordings included in this playlist are:

  • How to... Develop your Digital Skills (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Gain academic confidence (UG/PGT)
  • How to... Develop your Academic Language skills (ALLIS) (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Get off to an effective start with your postgraduate research degree (PGR)
  • How to… Make the most of your postgraduate studies (PGT)
  • How to... Get help and support from the Careers Service (UG)
  • How to... Manage your reading (UG/PGT)
  • How to... Find Academic Literature (UG/PGT/PGR)
  • How to... Develop your study skills (UG/PGT)
  • How to... Get resources you need but which the Library does not have (UG/PGT/PGR)

Click here to watch the 'Support with your studies' recordings

Watch now - Course Options Information and Q&A Live Online Session (UG)

In addition to the 'How to...' live online sessions, on Thursday 31 August,  we hosted a further online session specifically for new undergraduate students, providing general information about course options. The session covered the following key questions:

  • Why do I need to choose courses?
  • What might my choices look like?
  • How do I request those choices?
  • When will my choices be confirmed?
  • What happens if my choices are fully subscribed?

In case you couldn't join us on the day or would like a re-cap of what was covered,  you can watch a recording of the session by clicking the link below (MyEd log-in required):

Watch the Course Options Information and Q&A Live Online Session (UG) recording

Take advantage of everything that our 'How to...' 2023 series has to offer!

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