Meet Us

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. The next Open Day will run between 09.30am - 3.30pm on the following dates:

  • Monday 10 June 2019
  • Saturday 21 September 2019
  • Saturday 5 October 2019

Book your place here.

Offer Holder Day

These days are open to those who hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study with us from September 2020.  During these events you will have the opportunity to meet with academic staff and current students, learn more about the degree structure and courses, and take a tour of some of the teaching and accommodation facilities. Each on-campus event starts at 10am and finishes at around 4pm.

The dates of our next Offer Holder Day are:

  • Monday 17 February 2020 (fully booked)
  • Monday 9 March 2020 (fully booked)
  • Monday 23 March 2020 (fully booked)
  • Monday 6 April 2020
  • Friday 24 April 2020

Book your place here

Planned industrial action

As you may be aware, a large proportion of universities in the UK will experience industrial action in the coming weeks. The Offer Holder Day for the School of Physics & Astronomy  which falls on Monday 9 March coincides with one of the dates where industrial action is planned. These events will still be going ahead, however we would like to assure you that we are working hard to ensure that any impact on your visit will be minimised.

If you would prefer not to attend the offer holder day on a date when there may be industrial action taking place, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to find an alternative date for you: undergraduate [at] 

You can find more information about the industrial action on our Student Administration website.

UCU industrial action

Individual visits

Can't attend our Offer Holder Day or the Open Days? Get in touch with us by emailing undergraduate [at] and we will try to organise a visit to the School for you on a different day.

Online events at the School of Physics and Astronomy

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.

The dates of our next online events are:

  • Monday 20 April 10am and 4pm (UK time)

Book your place here.

University Information Sessions


These on-campus sessions provide you with information on the University, the Scottish Higher Education system, accommodation options and student life.

Information sessions - UK/EU students

Information sessions - International students


Edinburgh Global hold chat sessions twice a month for international students who want to ask questions or learn more about studying here.

Edinburgh Global online chats

Meet us overseas

Our colleagues at Edinburgh Global regularly visit schools and attend exhibitions overseas.  Details of these visits can be found on the Edinburgh Global webpages.


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