Your Essential Top 6 Tasks
Complete these essential Top 6 Tasks to become a student
Each task is explained below with further information about how to complete each one.
These tasks are relevant for all new students.
Before you start your essential tasks, please ensure that you have access to MyEd.
MyEd is the University of Edinburgh's web portal, and the best way to find and access many of the University’s online resources. It gives you easy access to the systems, tools, and information that you will use most often while you’re studying at the University and the area in which most of these tasks can be completed.
You need to register for your University Login before you can access MyEd and other University systems.
Step 1 - Access MyEd
Find the email you were sent which contains your University username (UUN) and a registration password for your account on the University’s MyEd portal.
Step 2 - Access the MyEd login page and select "Set up your University Login"
Step 3- update your temporary password
Follow the instructions in the email to update your temporary password and set up your University Login. Once you have completed the registration process, you will then be logged in to MyEd.
Don’t forget to keep a note of your new updated password (securely), as you will need this to login to MyEd, Learn, and all other systems.
As a new student, your homepage gives you direct access to the content that you will use most often, including Learn, the University Library, and your email. You will also see notifications about important information or tasks you must complete. Look out for the Notifications icon in the top right corner of MyEd.
MyEd gives you access to much more than just the content on the homepage. Explore the other menus to find more support, information and guidance tailored to you.
Studies - everything you need to support your studies, including access to Learn, your virtual learning environment (VLE), and other study tools, timetables, library resources and study spaces.
Accounts - manage your personal details and password, check your card PIN, access your student record (sometimes called EUCLID), and pay for fees, accommodation, printing and catering.
Student Life - news and events, getting around, support services, and information from Edinburgh University Students’ Association.
Careers - help from the Careers Service, and access to MyCareerHub.