New Students

Principal's Welcome Ceremony

Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh welcomes all new students to the University community.

Professor Peter Mathieson

Watch our exclusive Welcome by the Principal

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, with other members of the University community, have recorded an exclusive video to officially welcome all new students to the University of Edinburgh. 

We want you to feel part of our University community

We are so delighted that you are joining us to study at The University of Edinburgh. Wherever you are in the world, whether you are an undergraduate student, postgraduate student or online learner, we want you to feel part of our University community from day one.

We are pleased to invite you to watch our official Principal’s Welcome Ceremony video on the first morning of Welcome Week. You will have the opportunity to hear from the following speakers:

  • Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor
  • Frank Ross, The Rt. Hon. Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh
  • Professor Devi Sridhar, Chair of Global Public Health
  • Ellen MacRae, President, The Edinburgh University Students’ Association
  • Katie Macdonald, President, The Edinburgh University Sports’ Union

Whether you are starting your studies in Scotland or anywhere else in the world, join us together for the launch of this exciting video. 

The video will be approximately 30 minutes. 

If the video is not playing from 09.45 am, please contact induction@ed.ac.uk

Watch this video now (from 9:30 (BST) on Monday 14th September)

Video: Principals Welcome Ceremony 2020
The Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, with other members of the University community, have recorded an exclusive video to officially welcome all new students to the University of Edinburgh.

 

We recommend that you bookmark this webpage to gain quick and easy access to watch it live with all of your fellow new students of the University. The video will be approximately 30 minutes.

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