Meet Us

Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates

If you are a prospective student please see the University’s Covid-19 webpages for up-to-date details, advice and support.

Would you like to know more about studying with us? Are you interested in chatting to our staff and visiting the School of Physics and Astronomy? We offer a range of on-campus and online events, which you are welcome to attend.

Visiting the School of Physics and Astronomy

Open Days

Open Days are open to anyone who is considering undertaking undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh. These events are a great opportunity to learn more about the degree programmes we offer, visit the campus, and meet with staff and current students.

You can meet Physics & Astronomy staff and students at the next University of Edinburgh Open Days.

Find out more about the University of Edinburgh Open Days.

Offer Holder Events 2023

The School of Physics and Astronomy is organising a range of events for Offer Holders . These events are aimed at those who hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study with us.  

On-campus events

Come along to our on-campus Offer Holder Events! You will have the chance to meet our academics and current students, visit the campus and our School facilities including physics labs.

The dates of our 2023 Offer Holder Events are:

  • Wednesday 5th April 
  • Wednesday 12th April 
  • Friday 21st April 

Book your place here. For more information email us: enquiries [at]

Industrial action

Please note that these events are taking place during a period of industrial action, which is taking place across the UK higher education sector. We respect the right of our staff to take industrial action. However, we want to reassure you that our top priority is to minimise any disruption to you where we can.

At the moment, we do not anticipate any impact on the events above, and we are not aware of any strike action planned for the 5 April, 12 April or 21 April but we will let you know if this changes.

Event cancellation

If an event has to be cancelled at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances please note we are unable to accept liability for any costs incurred by attendees (e.g. travel, accommodation). You may wish to consider travel insurance or flexible tickets.

Online events

If you cannot make our on-campus Offer Holder Events, you can still meet us online.  Events include a presentation from a member of academic staff within the School and current students, and a Question & Answer session. Presentations include information on living in Edinburgh, degree structures and courses, and student services. Each session has a duration of around 1 hour and is hosted on Blackboard’s Collaborate Ultra.  All you need is a computer and an internet connection.  You do not need a web cam or microphone as questions can be asked via a text chat box. 

Offer Holder Information Sessions

  • Thursday 16th March 4-5pm (UK time)
  • Tuesday 18th April 4-5pm (UK time)
  • Friday 19th May 4-5pm (UK time)

Meet a Physics & Astronomy Student

  • Thursday 30th March 4-5pm (UK time)
  • Wednesday 26th April 4-5pm (UK time)

Parents Q+A

  • Thursday 27th April 5-6pm (UK time)

For more information email us: enquiries [at]

Book your place here.

Chat to our students

Connect with Physics and Astronomy students and find out about student life. Our students are excited to talk to you!

Chat to Physics and Astronomy students

Individual visits to the School of Physics and Astronomy

Get in touch with us by emailing enquiries [at] if you are interested in studying with us and would like us to organise a one-to-one school visit.

University Online Information Sessions

These sessions provide you with information on the University of Edinburgh, the Scottish Higher Education system, accommodation options and student life. The sessions are live and online and give you the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about studying in Edinburgh.

Online Information Session

Campus Visit

Student-led tours are ideal for visitors to the city who want to find out more about student life and our campuses. You can choose to tour the Central Campus , King’s Buildings Campus, or both. 

Register to attend a Campus Visit

The University of Edinburgh also offers self-guided audio tours of both the George Square and King's Buildings campuses. The audio tour allows you to explore our beautiful campuses at your own pace, at a time that suits you.

Download the self-guided audio tour

Virtual Visit

The University of Edinburgh Virtual Visit  will give prospective students a flavour of what it is like to study here in Edinburgh from the comfort of your own home

Virtual Visit - School of Physics & Astronomy