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. Alternatively, you can meet us in your country.

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.

Find out more about the University of Edinburgh Open Days.

Offer Holder Events 2022

The School of Physics and Astronomy is organising a range of events for Offer Holders between April and June 2022. 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 2022 events are:

  • Saturday 2nd April
  • Saturday 23rd April
  • Monday 2nd May

For booking and more information email us: enquiries [at] ph.ed.ac.uk

Online events

If you cannot make our on-campus Offer Holder Events, you can still meet us online.  We are running virtual 

Offer Holder Information Sessions

During these events you will have the opportunity to meet with academic staff and learn more about the degree structure and courses. A Q+A will follow.

  • 23 March 4-5pm
  • 21 April 4-5pm
  • 12 May 4-5pm
  • 31 May 4-5pm
  • 6 June 12-1pm

Meet a Physics & Astronomy Student

Listen from our current students and find out about their experience in the School of Physics & Astronomy. There will be the opportunity to ask questions in a friendly and relaxed environment

  • 20 April 4-5pm
  • 1 June 12-1pm

Parents Q+A

This session is aimed at parents who would like to find out more about teaching and learning in the School of Physics & Astronomy. A Q+A will follow.

  • 28 April 4-5pm

For booking and more information email us: enquiries [at] ph.ed.ac.uk

Online Information Sessions 

These interactive sessions are open to anyone who is considering studying here, or has already received an offer to study with us. 

Events include a presentation from a member of academic staff within the School, and a Question & Answer session. Presentations include information on living in Edinburgh, degree structures and courses, accommodations, 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.

Our next Online Information Sessions are TBC

Book your place here.

Individual visits

Get in touch with us by emailing enquiries [at] ph.ed.ac.uk 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

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