Informatics Student Tips

Informatics Student Tips

School of Informatics students give their tips on studying Computer Science and living in Edinburgh

Year: 2021

I had been planning what I would take as my optional course for quite a while – ever since I started researching different Universities and courses in School. Back then, I was quite set on taking a language. As I pondered over the choices further, I considered options such as psychology, philosophy, and linguistics since I was […]

What is the Advice Place? The Advice Place are a team of professionally trained advisors here to support students during their time at the University. One of the topics I have looked to their website for is accommodation, as I found that the pandemic and being an international student made finding private accommodation for me […]

Starting University can be a scary time for everyone, but even more so for people who are part of underrepresented groups, which is why, as Pride month comes to a close, the School of Informatics wants to share some resources and safe spaces available for the LGBT+ community.   Firstly, we have Hoppers, a society for […]

How to open a UK Bank Account One of the first things you’ll need to think about when you arrive in Edinburgh will be opening your bank account. I know this topic seems very grown up and confusing but here are a few quick tips to make it easier for you:  Start the process ASAP, […]

Want to know what facilities and resources the University has for students who cycle? Listed here are just some of the ones which I think might be the most helpful:  Discounts at local bike shops – To benefit from these discounts just show your student card when making your purchase! Bike parking all around Edinburgh […]

Computer specs  Wondering what specs you need your computer to be for an Informatics degree?   Here’s some advice:  At least an Intel i5 processor or equivalent.  At least 8GB ram At least 256GB SSD memory  Take advantage of students’ discounts like these: HP Student Offers UniDays – Laptops and Tablets Apple University Offer  These are […]

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