New Students

Sign up for 'How-to' online sessions for postgraduate students

Starting your postgraduate degree will be both exciting and challenging and we want to help you get ready so that you can make the most of it. Read more about the 'How-To' sessions on offer for you and register to attend.

You may have many questions or thoughts about joining the University, perhaps about how to meet fellow postgraduate students, how to settle in, or how to get used to academic work at Postgraduate level. Whatever your 'how-to' question is, we are here to help support you as you get started on your Postgraduate journey at the University of Edinburgh.

Join us online for our 'How-to' sessions which are designed to provide you with all the information you need in short 30-minute bite-sized events. Topics will cover the essential tasks that need to be completed before you arrive and when you start, and key information from the support services here to help you settle into university. 

Each 'How-to' online session includes a short 10-15 minutes PowerPoint presentation followed by a chance to get your questions answered in real-time by staff and students. 

We record all sessions so you can catch up

You can choose to attend any number of sessions but do not worry if you cannot attend or miss any, we will record all the sessions and upload them to the On-Demand page before Welcome Week

Watch pre-recorded and live recorded sessions on-demand in your own time 

Book onto How-to sessions

You can view the event details and book on to the sessions that interest you below. Please note PG indicates postgraduate.

The sessions are split into 4 themes, highlighted in the events calendar below. When you book onto a session(s) you have the option to search by theme by using the 'Filter by Tag' dropdown. More information about the themes are highlighted on the registration form:

Click here to register onto the How-to sessions you wish to attend