Welcome Week 2019

The School of Divinity looks forward to meeting new students, 9-13 September 2019, after International Student Orientation on Sunday 8 September 2019.

Professor Helen Bond in the quadrangle of New College
Professor Helen Bond

The School, Uniuversity and Student's Association all run activities to welcome new students.


Full details of all evsnts can be accessed through the University's Welcome Week app.

University of Edinburgh Welcome Week app.

International Student Orientation, 8 September

International Student Orientation is a  programme of events, presentations and workshops to welcome all international students to the University. It takes place on Sunday 8 September, a day prior to the official start of the Welcome Week.

Find out more about International Student Orientation

School of Divinity programme for Welcome Week, 9-13 September

Head of School, Professor Helen Bond (pictured here), will open a programme of information sessions, introductions and social events designed to help students make a smooth, successful and enjoyable start to the academic year.

  • New postgraduates should meet in Martin Hall, New College, 9.30am, Monday 9 September 2019.
  • New undergraduates should meet at 9.30am, Tuesday 10 September 2019, in Martin Hall, New College.

Your dedicated Welcome Week programme

Divinity provides separate but overlapping activities for new undergraduates and postgraduates, from meetings with relevant tutors, lecturers or supervisors, to the New College Ceilidh.

The following draft programmes may be subject to change as arrangements are finalised:

Transitioning to university

Information about the support available to new students is available on both the Divinity and University websites.

Divinity’s student support pages

University website for new students