New Students

New Student Pledge

Information on the New Student Pledge - Welcome Week 2017

About the New Student Pledge

University is a time for trying new things and developing as a person. One way we encourage new students to do this is to think now, at the start, about what you want to achieve while you are here. We would like you to make a promise to yourself about pursuing your aspirations and to record your pledge on the cards that are available throughout your first week here. Your pledge card will be sent back to you in a few months’ time to reflect on how much you have grown and learned since you made it.

Your goal can be big or it can be small. If you are joining us on a virtual programme, you might want to pledge that you will engage with the University through social media, or you might want to actively participate in the online community. If you’re joining us on campus you might want to meet people from 5 different countries or volunteer in the city of Edinburgh. Equally your pledge might be to take the opportunity to study abroad or find an internship at a company that you have always dreamed about. No matter what it is, we want to know!

Whatever you pledge, it marks the beginning of your university experience, when anything seems possible!

 

 

Completing your New Student Pledge:

During Welcome Week (Sat 9th September - Fri 15th September only):

You can collect a Pledge Card at any of the following events/locations:
  • Students’ Association Potterrow Reception: Sat 9th Sep – Fri 15th Sep (09.00 – 17.30)
  • Students’ Association KB House Reception: Sat 9th Sep & Sun 10th Sep (08.30 – 17.00)  & Mon 11th Sep – Fri 15th Sep (08.30 – 21.00)
  • ‘Get Connected’ Main Library, George Square: Sun 10th Sep (10.00 – 16.00), & Mon 11th Sep – Fri 15th Sep (09.00 - 18.00)
  • International Day Welcome Talks: Sun 10th Sep (10.15 – 10.45 & 13.15 – 13.45)
  • Principal’s Welcome Ceremony: Mon 11th Sep (14.15 – 15.30)
  • CAHSS Visiting Students Welcome Talk: Tue 12th Sep (10.00 – 11.30)
  • PGR Welcome Talk: Tue 12th Sep (13.00 – 14.00)
  • PGT Welcome Talk: Tue 12th Sep (15.00 – 16.00)
 
You can hand back you Pledge card at any of the following Collection Points:
  • Students’ Association Potterrow Reception: Sat 9th Sep – Fri 15th Sep (09.00 – 17.30)
  • Students’ Association KB House Reception: Sat 9th Sep & Sun 10th Sep (08.30 – 17.00)  & Mon 11th Sep – Fri 15th Sep (08.30 – 21.00)
  • ‘Get Connected’ Main Library, George Square: Sun 10th Sep (10.00 – 16.00), & Mon 11th Sep – Fri 15th Sep (09.00 - 18.00)

More information on how you can make your own New Student Pledge will appear on this age in the near future.

 

Fill out the New Student Pledge online (available until the 15th September)

Complete the New Student Pledge online