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Postgraduate Discovery Days

The Postgraduate Discovery Day event runs three times a year and offers a general introduction to on-campus study at the University of Edinburgh.

Each session was very informative. The speakers and moderators explained things clearly and answered questions thoroughly. The event was well-structured and well-timed. All the staff and speakers were very polite and helpful. It gave me the information and reassurance I needed to bolster my confidence to apply.

Event attendee, 29 March 2023

Who can attend

This event is particularly relevant for those who have not yet applied to an on-campus postgraduate programme at the University of Edinburgh. But even if you have already applied, you will find many of the sessions useful (for instance on funding or Edinburgh life).

Only interested in Online Learning?

If you are only interested in studying a Postgraduate online programme most of the sessions at this event may not be relevant to you. Instead, you can join our mailing list to receive a reminder email when booking opens for our May 2024  Postgraduate Online Learning Open Days

Join us live or watch a recording

The sessions will take place at UK local time , so please check what time the sessions will take place in your local time zone.

You will get the most out of this event by attending the live sessions, as you will have the chance to participate and ask questions.

However, the event will also be recorded. If you register but can't make the live event, you will be send a link to these recordings so you can watch them in your own time.

Next event 

August 2024. Online on Microsoft Teams.

We will give you a comprehensive overview of postgraduate study and life at Edinburgh. This event will include sessions which will give you:

  • a chance to talk to current students and graduates about their experience 
  • a chance to text-chat with our student support staff
  • information on how to apply
  • information on scholarships and funding
  • information on the support services we offer all our students 

When you register, you will be asked which sessions you want to attend. You can find more detail on each session under 'Session details'. 

Sessions run by Schools

As well as general sessions, you may want to attend a programme-specific session on the same day.

You must register for these sessions separately. 

How to take part in online events

When you register, you will be sent an email with instructions on what platform will be used to host the event and how you can access it.   

To get the most out of the event, we recommend: 

  • attending the event using a laptop or desktop computer, rather than a mobile phone or tablet 

  • making sure you have a reliable internet connection 

  • using the Google Chrome browser, or Firefox if you don’t have access to Chrome   

You can find more hints and tips, including information on how to use the main platforms we use to host our events, on the Taking part in our online events page. 

Taking part in our online events - technical requirements and tips