Informatics Student Tips

Informatics Student Tips

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

Author: Donald Jennings

3rd Year Informatics student | Informatics Communications Intern
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How your week could look if you were to study on one of our degrees Computer Science student, Sraddheya, tells us about a typical week in semester 1 of 1st year in the School of Informatics.: Timetables and courses do change. This timetable is only intended to give you an idea of how your time […]

One thing you will soon realise as a student is that we have a lot of work to get through in a week. Staying on top of your workload is important, so you can perform at your best and not fall behind on with your studies.  It is very easy to ignore certain things happening or relaxation […]

Do you ever feel like you are just mindlessly re-reading your textbooks, watching lectures, and highlighting key points but none of it is going in. There may be many reasons why this is, but it is likely to do with how you are studying. Being able to study efficiently is a critical skill to develop […]

As an Informatics student, having a strong programming ability and knowing how to efficiently learn new languages is essential to success in later years. It can be difficult to learn new languages at the start of your programming journey as you might find yourself stuck going in circles with the numerous tutorials on YouTube or […]

From the 31st January 2022, everyone under the age of 22 will receive free bus travel across Scotland. In order to use the free bus travel, you must have a National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC).   How to apply You can either apply online at Get your […]

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Introduction I remember when I was beginning my first year, I had some trouble reading textbooks. The trouble wasn’t with the actual reading (albeit the language in textbooks can be complicated). Instead, the trouble was with absorbing the information to remember it. I often felt as if I was just reading to a certain page […]

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Hey everyone! My name is Donald Jennings, and I am entering my 3rd year of the MInf Informatics programme. I grew up in a small town in the North-East of Scotland called Fraserburgh before moving to Edinburgh in September 2020 to start my studies. I am going to be developing this blog about my student […]

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 […]

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