Visit Us

At the School of Engineering we believe it is important for all new students to have the opportunity to visit the University before commencing their studies, whether in person as part of one of our Open Days or online through our Virtual Visits.

Open Days are a great opportunity to come and see the University for yourself. You can find out about student life in Edinburgh from the people who know it best - our students and staff. You can also explore the campus, learn more about the range of degrees available and ask questions about admissions, accommodation and job prospects. Booking will open approximately six weeks in advance of each Open Day.

If you are unable to attend an open day, we offer other opportunities to visit the School.

Current students assisting visitors at a University of Edinburgh Open Day
University of Edinburgh Open Days

We have self guided tours of the King's Building Campus and the George Square Campus available.

We offer a series of virtual visits to the school, where applicants and prospective students can meet with staff in an online setting and chat with the them using audio or text to find our more about the School and the programmes we offer.

A virtual visit is an on-line interactive session where you will get the opportunity to listen to presentations from members of academic staff within the School of Engineering, and the chance to ask any questions that you have. The presentations cover:

  • Life in the city of Edinburgh
  • The University of Edinburgh structure
  • Opportunities for study available in the School of Engineering
  • Accommodation options
  • Details of the programme of study you are interested in

We will send virtual visit invites to students via email.

All participants are encouraged to find out how Collaborate works, and test out their PC and connection by following the steps on the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing instructions.

In 2019 we will be holding Undergraduate Open Days on:

  • Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Saturday 5 October, 2019

Booking will open at least six weeks in advance of each Open Day.

Further Information

We invite all those who have applied to one of our undergraduate degree programmes, and been made an offer, to come and visit the School.

The visit includes:

  • a city tour
  • a visit to Pollock Halls
  • lunch
  • a tour of our facilities.

Please note that these days are by invitation only. Full details will be sent with your offer pack.

We will be holding a Postgraduate Open Day on 13 November 2019.

Our Postgraduate Open Day usually includes events and activities such as:

  • subject-specific activities run by our academic Schools
  • talks addressing the key themes of how to make an effective application, funding and employability
  • an Information Fair featuring stalls from our student support services
  • tours of our facilities
  • panel discussions where you can ask questions of our staff and current students
  • an informal reception, giving you the opportunity to mingle with staff and students

We will be holding our Teacher Education Open Day on 15 November 2019.

Our Teacher Education Open Day usually includes events and activities such as:

  • Talks specifically about PGDE Primary, PGDE Secondary and MSc Transformative Learning and Teaching
  • information about the application process
  • speak to current students and alumni about their experience
  • an Information Fair featuring stalls from our student support services

Further Information