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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

Category: First Steps

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 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 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!

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a student at the University, you will be using two important tools called MyEd and Learn Ultra. Understanding how to use each of these tools effectively is important. Read below to familiarise yourself with them!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Computer Science student, Sraddheya, tells us about a typical week in Year 1, Semester 1 in the School of Informatics.

Reading Time: 3 minutes As an Informatics student, having a strong programming ability and knowing how to efficiently learn new languages is essential to success in later years. Here are some tips on how to approach it in the beginning.

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you are under 22 years old and living in Scotland, you are eligible for free nationwide bus travel. Find more about how to apply here.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Muminah Koleoso, Informatics Student, shares how she chose her optional (elective) courses in her 1st year.

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the first things you’ll need to think about when you arrive in Edinburgh will be opening your bank account. This topic might seem very serious and grown up, but the process is relatively straight-forward. Read ahead for more information!

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you are wondering what specifications you need your computer to be for an Informatics degree, here is some advice. 


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