Student life both in and out of the School of Physics and Astronomy offers you a unique chance to encounter new experiences and make new friends.
During your time at the University of Edinburgh, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor (PT). Your Personal Tutor is normally a member of the teaching staff in the School and is there to help you along your degree path. Students in the School also operate a Buddy Scheme which is a great way of meeting and socialising with other students in the School.
For students on the Broad-based programme, your First Year Pre-Honours courses will be taught mainly in the Central Area, with weekly workshop sessions at the King's Buildings. Teaching in later years is done exclusively in the King's Buildings, comprising a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions (both practical and computer) and workshops, depending on the particular path you choose to follow on your degree. The King's Building campus is conveniently situated just south of the city centre and offers ample computing and sporting facilities, along with a selection of shops and catering options.
Students in the School of Physics and Astronomy get the opportunity to visit the University's Firbush Point Field Centre, providing an ever-popular opportunity for a mixture of excessive recreation and team-building exercises. Opportunities also exist to conduct the Junior Honours Level of your studies abroad as part of the International and ERASMUS Exchange Programmes.
Some of our students recently made this welcome video for new students in our School. It will give you a great taste of life as one of our Physics students!