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MED e-ZINE College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Postgraduate online magazine

Welcome To The University of Edinburgh PhD/Mres Offer Holders-August 2011 Join Your Social Media Community

Induction Information

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Find out more about our new website just for New Students!

Latest News From the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine Follow Our Student Ambassadors

Guidance and Support

Congratulations on your offer! Its now very close to the start of your studies and we hope you are excited about starting your new programme. This new e-Zine will provide you with the latest updates as well as useful information before you enrol with us. We are here to provide any advice and support that we can to make sure your journey to the University of Edinburgh is a pleasant one. If you have any queries or require any advice please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you to the University and City of Edinburgh

Kind Regards Barry Connolly Customer Relationship Manager Postgraduate Office College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine The University of Edinburgh


Registration. Matriculation and Enrolment The University Registry will send you University registration documents approximately a month before you are due to start your programme, and you will need to complete these and return them in order to register as a student with the University. For full details of the process and what we require of you please visit the “How to Matriculate” section of the Registry webpage. This will give you a full breakdown of the matriculation process and also give help with the most Frequently Asked Questions. How to matriculate Matriculation is a three stage process, and you will need to complete all three stages before you are matriculated and therefore able to use all the University’s facilities. The three stages are as follows: Registration You will need to register with the university registry. Confirmation of attendance You will need to have your attendance confirmed at the school in which you will be studying. Being fully admitted This is done automatically by the College when the other two steps have been completed except for those students for whom English is not their first language and their total IELTS score is lower than 7.0 (or TOEFL 600 or TOEFL-iBT 100). These students are required to sit a Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM) at the University as part of their matriculation. This does not apply to online distance learning students. This is not a pass or fail test, but students needing a TEAM test cannot be matriculated until they have taken it and come to the College postgraduate office with the TEAM “ticket” given to all those who have sat the test. If you have a total IELTS score of less than 7.0 (or TOEFL 600 or TOEFL-iBT 100) then please look at the TEAM web page below and arrange to undertake the test when you arrive. Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM)

Registration. Matriculation and Enrolment University student card The University card is your student ID card that you are required to carry if on campus. The card is also your library card and door access control card, so you will need it to access the library and other University facilities. You will also need to display it when sitting exams. For more information about the card, and how to obtain one, go to the following link. Applying for a student card Tuition fees and additional programme costs Details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the University's main website. Postgraduate tuition fees Tuition fee payment Please remember that some schools may require you to make an additional annual contribution to the costs of your programme or research work. The amount is specified in your offer of admission and you should pay this when you pay your fees. All students can access and view their own accounts via the ‘Finance’ channel within the MyEd system. Student Electronic Mail service (Email) The University will send you your password for accessing the University’s computing systems and e-mail along with your application for a University card. You can therefore access these systems prior to arrival in Edinburgh. If you do not receive this information by post, please contact the Card Services Desk during your first week. Please note that your University e-mail address is the way the University of Edinburgh will contact you throughout your time of study, so it is important you check this regularly or place a forward from this address to any personal e-mail you wish to use.

Registration. Matriculation and Enrolment Codes of Practice There is are Codes of Practice for postgraduate taught and research students. These provide guidelines on good practice and set out standards which the University expects students to maintain. The University assumes that each student will have read the relevant Code of Practice for his/her degree. These Codes of Practice can be viewed at the following link: Codes of Practice Further Information For more detailed information on arriving in Edinburgh, including visa, accommodation and matriculation information please visit the New Student webpages on the University website. New Students

Programme Induction

Details regarding your induction timetable can be found at The below link. If your programme is not on the list below please check again at a later date as the page will continue to be updated. Programme Specific Induction Timetable

International Office If you are an International student and require further immigration advice, guidance and student support activities, please click on the screen shot (right) to go straight to our International Office’s home page

Latest College News Diesel particles pose heart risks Tiny chemical particles emitted by diesel exhaust fumes could raise the risk of heart attacks, research has shown. University scientists have found that ultra fine particles produced when diesel burns are harmful to blood vessels. They can increase the chances of blood clots forming in arteries, leading to a heart attack or stroke. Read More Study offers clues on memory puzzle Scientists have shed light on why it is easier to learn about things related to what we know than to learn about unfamiliar things. The team says this is a paradox, as very different things are arguably more novel, yet adding to what we already know is so much easier. Researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Tokyo have found that building on existing knowledge activates a key set of genes in the brain. These ‘plasticity’ genes do not respond so well to subjects about which we know very little, making it harder for us to form new memories about unfamiliar topics. Read More.

Vet Libraries move to New Vet School Easter Bush Veterinary Centre Library and the Veterinary Library at Summerhall closed at 5pm on Friday 15th July in preparation for the move to the New Veterinary School at Easter Bush. Read More

Latest University News Princess Royal views library treasures Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the University ahead of her installation as Chancellor in a few weeks’ time. The Princess Royal toured the A-listed Main Library in George Square, which is undergoing a £60 million redevelopment due to finish next year. With three-quarters of the work completed, visitor numbers are up 90 per cent since 2009. The development of the library is one of many projects supported by the Edinburgh Campaign. Read More Edinburgh on screen Cinema fans have caught a glimpse of the University, with Edinburgh starring in dozens of films and TV programmes. Locations throughout the University have appeared on television in Britain and around the world. Here we feature some highlights. Read More Edinburgh’s world famous festival season just begun. As the city swells to twice its size with performers and arts lovers from around the world, the University once more plays its part. The University is heavily involved in almost every festival - providing venues and participants. Read More.

Life in Edinburgh






Find out why Edinburgh is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

Online Social Communities Keep up to date with all the latest news from The College, as well as Induction and Enrolment information from our Social Communities University of EdinburghMedicine /Vet Medicine Taught MSc Offer Holders 2011

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New Students Website/University APP We have created a brand new website, just for new students such as yourself who are about to enrol with us in September. Here you’ll find arrival information as well as some tips and advice. Click on the screen shot (right) to learn more.

New Mobile University of Edinburgh APP U@Ed is a mobile application for students, which gives access to a range of personalised information direct to mobile devices. It enables students to stay informed with the ease and convenience that mobility brings. University of Edinburgh is the first of a group of leading universities in the UK to roll out a student mobile campus, helping students access comprehensive information on the go. Read More.

Student Blogs Follow the College’s student ambassadors and their experiences at the University of Edinburgh: Callum Johnstone Current PhD student studying aspects of Dementia. Follow his blog at: Xin Ma Current PhD student studying causes of Alzheimer's disease.Follow her blog at:

Hillary Dalton Current MSc student in Applied Animal behaviour and Animal Welfare.Follow her blog at: Vicky Young Current PhD and MBA student, studying reproductive health

Current MSc student in Biomedical Sciences. Follow her blog at:

We Look forward to Welcoming you to the City of Edinburgh

PhD/Mres Offer Holder e-Zine Aug 2011  

PhD/Mres Offer Holder e-Zine Aug 2011

PhD/Mres Offer Holder e-Zine Aug 2011  

PhD/Mres Offer Holder e-Zine Aug 2011