Open days, events and visits

Postgraduate Open Day Programme

Browse the programme of activities and register for the Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 13 November.

Postgraduate Open Day Programme

Day Overview

The Postgraduate Open Day includes lots of opportunities to interact with our students and staff, within a range of activities. There will be refreshments from 9:15 - 12:30 and 14:45 - 18:00  in the Informatics Forum.
09:30 - 12:30 Morning activities and talks
12:30 - 15:30 School visits (including lunch) - schedules at the bottom of this page
15:30 - 17:00 Afternoon activities and talks
16:30 - 18:00 Evening reception

Download our Open Day events app and PDF Programme

Download our Open Day events app which provides a detailed programme of the day. It also includes useful information about travelling here, top tips, postgraduate funding, information about our support services and much more. You can also create your own personalised schedule for the day. 

University of Edinburgh Events App

You can also view the printed programme that is provided on the day.

Register

Ticket drop off

You can register online now on the link below

Registration

 You're welcome to bring your ticket on your device. If you forget your ticket, don't worry, we can find your booking on the day.

Check-in desk Informatics Forum  9:15 - 12:30

Opportunities to speak to support staff

Time Activity Venue / Campus map link
9.30 - 12:30 Student Support Services Information Fair: Students' Association, Student Disability Service, Careers Service, Institute for Academic Development, Sport & Exercise, Sports Union, Development and Alumni, Student Immigration Service, Online learning programmes, Edinburgh Global, Go Abroad, Accommodation Services, Centre for Open Learning and Library Services. McEwan Hall Basement

09:30 - 12:30

14:30 - 17:00

Accommodation information point (including room viewing)

A opportunity to view an example of university postgraduate accommodation and speak to the accommodation team. 

Buccleuch Place lane (behind 6 Buccleuch Place)
 9.30 - 12:30

Admissions information point: 

Speak with representatives from College Admissions Offices (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Science & Engineering). Admissions desks for Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences and Business School and the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine will only be available at the School visits (12:30-15:30)

Informatics Forum, G7

9.30 - 12:30

Student Funding information point: University of Edinburgh Scholarships and Funding, University of Edinburgh Fees Team, Student Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS) and Postgraduate Loans Advice from FindaMasters and FindaPhD McEwan Hall Basement
14:45 - 17:00 Student Funding information point: University of Edinburgh Scholarships and Funding, Univeristy of Edinburgh Fees Team, Student Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS) and Postgraduate Loans Advice from FindaMasters and FindaPhD Informatics Forum, Atrium

Talks

Time Talks Venue / Campus map link
Morning talks:
09:30-10:00 Accommodation talk McEwan Hall
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome to the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Community McEwan Hall
10:45 - 11:30 Funding postgraduate study McEwan Hall
11:40 - 12:20 Information for international students (EU & non-EU) McEwan Hall
Afternoon talks:
15:15,15:45, 16:15 How to make an effective application Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5
15:45, 16:15

Making the transition to taught masters 

Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 4
15:45, 16:15 Making the transition to postgraduate research Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 2

Opportunities to speak to current students

Time Activity Venue
14:45 - 16:30

Postgrad Cafe including refreshments.

Informatics Forum, G7
16:30 - 18:00 Informal reception, where current students will be available to talk to. Informatics Forum, G7

Tours

Time Activity Meeting point
10:30, 11:30

Sport & Exercise Tours (60 minutes)

An opportunity to visit our state of the art facilities. A member of Sport & Exercise staff will lead you to the Pleasance Gym to then take you on a tour of the facilities and give you an overview of what they have to offer students. 

Outside McEwan Hall

9:30, 10:30, 11:30

 

George Square Tours (60 minutes)

A current student will lead you around George Square and the sorrounding buildings to help familiarise yourself with the location of our main buildings. The tour lasts an hour.

Outside the visitors centre

9:30 - 12:30

14:30 - 16:00

Library tour and Information desk

A general tour of the University’s Main Library, which highlights the resources, services and facilities that we offer to postgraduate students. Main Library tours begin at the Library Welcome desk in the Main Library foyer. Tours start at 09:30 and will leave every half hour thereafter. The last tour leaves at 16:00.

Main Library

Evening Reception  

Time Details Venue
16:30 - 18:00 Unwind at the end of the day at our informal reception. Continue your discussions with our staff and students, and compare notes with other prospective applicants. Informatics Forum

School Visits

You will have the opportunity to visit your school of interest between 12:30 - 15:30, where you will have an opportunity to meet academics, support staff and current students. Lunch will be provided. More information is available below:

 

 

School of Biological Sciences

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Biological Sciences.

Business School

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the Business School.

School of Chemistry

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Chemistry.

School of Divinity

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Divinity.

School of Economics

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Economics.

Edinburgh College of Art (including Music)

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to Edinburgh College of Art.

Moray House School of Education and Sport

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the Graduate School of Education & Sport.

School of Engineering

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Engineering.

School of GeoSciences

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of GeoSciences.

School of Health in Social Science

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Health in Social Science.

School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

School of Informatics and Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC)

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Informatics.

Edinburgh Law School

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Law.

School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

School of Mathematics

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Mathematics.

Edinburgh Medical School

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the Edinburgh Medical School.

School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.

School of Physics & Astronomy

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Physics.

School of Social & Political Science

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the School of Social & Political Science.

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Postgraduate Open Day programme of events for visitors to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.