What is InfBase?

InfBase is a drop-in helpdesk for year-1 and year-2 students to get additional tutoring and support with their courses.

InfBase tutors are selected on the basis of expertise and coverage, offering support and advice on core pre-honours courses in Informatics. In addition to supporting drop-in assistance, InfBase can be used as a place to work together with other students, with support from an InfBase tutor.

How does InfBase work?

InfBase supports student learning by providing answers to questions when you need them, by having several tutors whose expertise covers all core pre-honours courses:

  • Year 1 students (Semester 2):
    • Inf1—Object Oriented Programming
    • Cognitive Science
  • Year 2 students (Semester 2):
    • Inf2—Algorithms and Data Structures
    • Inf2B—Learning
    • Inf2D—Reasoning and Agents

Drop into any of the sessions (schedule below), you don’t have to sign up in advance but committing regularly can help you pace your course work.

During sessions, tutors may collect and post resources to help you repeating and learning.

InfBase location and opening times

InfBase is in room 7.03 of Appleton tower, and is staffed for several hours from Monday through Friday during the normal semester (Weeks 3-11) and during revision week. See the detailed schedule below for when tutors with specific expertise will be present.


The schedule lists all the InfBase sessions from Week 3 on. Green cells indicate that this tutor can help with the course in the respective column.

InfBase runs:

  • from week 3 to week 11,
  • and in revision week.
  • infbase 2019_20-S2 schedule - Sheet1

All sessions will be in Appleton tower AP 7.03, running for 1h. No need to sign up but please be flexible if the session turns out to be full. The room has around 12 workplaces.

Contact and Organization

Benjamin Bach, bbach@inf.ed.ac.uk




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