New Students

Complete introductory courses

All new students are encouraged to complete micro-courses to ensure that everyone has a safe, inclusive and welcoming student experience.

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What you need to do 

You will be directly invited to complete two short (4-minute long) courses on Consent Matters and Active Bystander training. These courses will provide you with a good start to understanding your responsibilities within our community and to help you feel safe and informed on relevant support. 

You will receive a text from UEdinburgh and an email from edinburgh@goodcourse.com to your student email account asking you to complete these courses before you start. Please follow the link in the text or email to complete the course. 

Why you need to do it 

It is important that you are aware of what is expected from you when you join a welcoming, inclusive and respectful community of diverse students. 

When you do it

  • UG students: you can expect to receive the invite link to Consent Matters in Welcome Week and Active Bystander training in Semester 2
  • PGT students: you can expect to receive the invite link to Consent Matters in Week 1 and Active Bystander training in Week 6
  • PGT students: you can expect to receive the invite link to Consent Matters in October and Active Bystander training in November

You will receive multiple reminder emails and text messages if you have not completed these courses within a short time of receiving them. 

How you do it

You will be directed to GoodCourse where you will be asked to log in and view the content. You will not be tested but it will be recorded that you have completed these courses. 

Next steps

We also encourage all new students to take optional online short courses on topics which will help you settle into University with ease. 

Online Short Courses

If you need support or to discuss any of the topics covered in these courses, there is help available within the University:

Finding support 

Do you need help? 

Contact EdHelp