Informatics Student Tips

Informatics Student Tips

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

Category: Student Life

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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