New Students

Top 6 Tasks

There is a lot to do before you start university and we have highlighted the top 6 tasks which all new students should do in advance of starting studies.

These top 6 tasks are simple, achievable online and relevant for all new students starting with us this September to do. 

You can start most of these tasks approximately 4 weeks before your programme start date. 

Before you start your essential tasks, you will need to register for your University log in to access MyEd and other University systems.  

Register as a student

Task 1
Registration is the first step of the matriculation process and is required for all new and continuing students each year, including online learners.

Register how to pay your fees

Task 2
Planning how you will pay your fees and letting us know how you intend to pay is required before you make any payments.

Read your emails

Task 3
Reading your emails on a regular basis and taking necessary actions is important to help you get prepared and to stay informed throughout your studies.

Apply for your student card

Task 4
Applying for your student card before you start ensures that it will be ready for you when you start.

Complete introductory courses

Task 5
All new students are encouraged to complete micro-courses to ensure that all our students have a safe, inclusive and welcoming student experience.

Download the UoE Events app

Task 6
The University of Edinburgh (UoE) events app is an exclusive space for new students to find the right events in Welcome Week, keep organised and interact with other new students.