New Students

Welcome week and the start of University

Essential tasks and events for the start of Welcome Week and your first few weeks of study.

Getting started guides

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Join your community

Stay safe and protect each other during the Covid-19 pandemic


Welcome Week events

Welcome Week is more than just being introduced to your new subject area - it is your time to get comfortable with your new surroundings, meet fellow students and try out new things.

Move into your new home

Move in to your accommodation and become familiar with campus safety measures.

Complete your Essential Top 6 Tasks

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When you start University you will need to complete your essential tasks to become fully engaged with student life.

Explore Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is a safe and small city and easy to get around on foot or by bike. It’s full of green spaces; parks, squares, hills and gardens. There’s plenty of room to exercise, relax and to study safely.

Campus safety (Covid-19)

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We are working hard to ensure all of our buildings are accessible and safe for your arrival in September. Please familiarise yourself with the following health and safety measures which will be in place when you arrive.

Access support services and ask for help

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Your health and wellbeing are really important. Our support and advice services are available if you ever need help.