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

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 […]

Starting university can be quite daunting so it’s a good idea to prepare yourself in advance to make the process of settling in as smooth as it can be :)) So here are my top 5 tips of things to do at the start when you arrive! Look at your timetable and sort out a […]

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Note: This is just my experience, others may have different experiences. The courses could also change so make sure to check the website to find out about the current courses! Background I’ll start with a little bit about myself! I took both Computer Science GCSE and A-Level, so I was familiar with the subject – but don’t […]

One of the reasons why I love Edinburgh is because it has a mixture of both nature and city. As an avid walker, I really love walking to different locations and so all of the locations listed below are walk-friendly (or cyclable) from the city centre! Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle So first up is […]

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