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Informatics Student Tips

Informatics Student Tips

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

Author: Dimona Videnlieva

2023 Informatics Communications Intern

Reading Time: < 1 minute Donald Jennings, Informatics Student, gives a tour of Appleton Tower, the building that hosts the School of Informatics’s teaching facilities.

Reading Time: 2 minutes You’ve just moved to Edinburgh from abroad. You are wondering how to get to know Scottish culture better. Here are some of my favourite things that I have tried out as an international student myself in the last few years! – Dimona

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome to the Informatics Student Tips blog where you can find more information on how to get started with studying and living in Edinburgh. Read more here about blog navigation and topics covered.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Developing time-management and organisation is just a small part of becoming a professional. What do we mean by becoming professional? 

Reading Time: 3 minutes It can be quite hard to find internships and software-focused employment in your first two years. However, there are many different types of employment you can get involved in and the University Careers Service has many useful resources on their website. Read ahead for more information on the Careers Service and Donald’s advice.

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a member of the School of Informatics, you will use computing services called DICE extensively throughout your studies. Read more here to find out what it is.

Reading Time: 2 minutes University is an exciting period of anyone’s life; however, it can also be quite overwhelming. It is important that we look after our mental health and wellbeing throughout the academic year so that we can perform at our best. Here are some of Donald’s top tips on mental health and work/life balance. 

Reading Time: < 1 minute Donald Jennings, Informatics Student, shares his experience of his 1st and 2nd at the University.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The School of Informatics has a strong link to industry and student enterprise. Each year there are many tech start-ups that come out of the school, and you can get involved with. In 2020-21, there were 100 start-ups founded by students with help from Edinburgh Innovations – the University’s commercialisation service.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University uses the Common Marking Scheme as guidance for markers when they are determining a grade for a submitted piece of work. This also gives you feedback on how you are doing at each stage of assessment. If you’re wondering what it means for your grades, read ahead!


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