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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: Student Life

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: 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 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: 3 minutes Donald Jennings, Informatics Student, talks about how to find an internship with a company.

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Advice Place are a team of professionally trained advisors within the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. They are here to support students during their time at the University. 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Starting university can be a scary time for everyone, but even more so for people who are part of underrepresented groups. Listed in this blog are some resources and safe spaces available for the LGBTQ+ community.


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