Postgraduate study

Register for our student service and admissions online information sessions

Details, including how to register, of our forthcoming online sessions allowing you to meet the experts and get your questions answered about postgraduate study.

We offer regular clusters of online information sessions on the last Wednesday of every month; some of our sessions include interactive presentations, others involve question and answer sessions.

Some sessions may be recorded to allow participants to review them at a later date. Previous sessions are available via the University's media storage service, Media Hopper.

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Next set of sessions - Wednesday 25th July 

Time (GMT) Session title and description Host(s) Format
09:30-10:30
Careers Service: support for postgraduates
Guidance for taught and research postgraduate students on career options, job searching and application strategies, as well as details of further support from our Careers Service.
Steve Norman (Careers Service) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio
10:00-11:00
Practical information on getting started at the University of Edinburgh 
Guidance for taught and research postgraduate students on settling in at the University, making the most of your time as a  student, and important topics such as finance and accommodation to help new students on their arrival.
Ravinder Panesar (Pre-Arrival and Induction) PowerPoint presentation, followed by a question and answer session with audio
10:00-11:00
Institute for Academic Development: supporting you with your studies
Staff from our Institute for Academic Development (IAD) will provide information about the resources and courses available to masters students, what masters level study is like and some of the key skills necessary to succeed at postgraduate level.
Emily Woollen (Institute for Academic Development) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio
10:30-11:30
Ask our students panel
Current Masters and PhD students in Law, Chemistry, Psychology, International Relations and Development will take centre stage to share their particular experiences, ready to answer any questions you may have about postgraduate life. If you have any further queries about applications, staff from Student Recruitment & Admissions will also be on hand to chat to you.
Clara Pirie (Student Recruitment & Admissions) Question and answer session with audio
10:30-11:30
Accommodation options for postgraduates 
Information on different accommodation options for postgraduate students, with a chance to ask questions about applying.  
Craig Hunter (Accommodation, Catering & Events) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio
12:00-12:30
Edinburgh University Students' Association
A short presentation with an overview of what the Students' Association provides during your postgraduate studies.
Sarah Moffat (Edinburgh University Students' Association) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio
13:00-14:00
Online Learning: what's it like to study online?
Join this session to find out what studying for a postgraduate qualification online is like, including how you learn and what a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) looks like. You will then have a chance to ask any questions you may have.
Lauren Johnston-Smith (Learning, Teaching and Web Services) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio
14:00-15:30
Admissions: College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Speak with admissions staff dealing with applications for the following Schools: Edinburgh College of Art; Education; Health in Social Science; History, Classics & Archaeology; Law; and Literatures, Languages & Cultures
Corin Taylor-MacArthur (CAHSS PG Admissions) Text-based question and answer session
15:00-16:00
Admissions: College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Speak with admissions staff dealing with applications for Edinburgh Medical School & Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies. 
Jamie Alexander (College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine) Text-based question and answer session
15:00-16:00
Accommodation options for postgraduates (repeat) 
Information on different accommodation options for postgraduate students, with a chance to ask questions about applying.  
Michelle Tait (Accommodation, Catering & Events) PowerPoint presentation followed by question and answer session with audio
16:00-17:00
Admissions: Applying for a taught postgraduate programme in the College of Science and Engineering
Speak with admissions staff dealing with applications for masters study in the Schools of: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Engineering; GeoSciences; Informatics; Mathematics; and Physics & Astronomy
Sarah Forbes, Lizzie Mann, Lorna Howat, Carla McShane, & Iseabail Cameron (CSE Admissions) Text-based question and answer session
16:00-17:00
Practical information on getting started at the University of Edinburgh (repeat of morning session)
Guidance for taught and research postgraduate students on settling in at the University, making the most of your time as a  student, and important topics such as finance and accommodation to help new students on their arrival.
Ravinder Panesar (Pre-Arrival and Induction) PowerPoint presentation, followed by a question and answer session with audio

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Edinburgh Global sessions

Edinburgh Global staff will be online to talk to students from overseas who want to ask questions or learn more about study opportunities. Sessions run twice a month, on Wednesdays, at either 12:00 or 16:00 (BST).

Register for Edinburgh Global sessions

Subject-based events

We also run sessions throughout the year focusing on specific programmes or subject areas, affording you the chance to speak to academic staff about your particular interests.

Timetable of Subject-based events