New Students

The start of University

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


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Things to do at the start of University

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As you prepare for Welcome Week and the start of University, we've compiled a list of things to do to help guide you through what you need to do when you start, in priority order.

Get Involved

Being worried about making new friends in Edinburgh is one of the most common concerns for new students. It is important to remember that you are not alone, everyone else is in the same position.

Transition into University (the W Curve)

It is valuable to listen to international students who have moved to Edinburgh and had time to reflect on their transition.

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Your health and wellbeing are really important. Our support and advice services are available to support you during your academic journey with us.