EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Total Students: 13,595
Percentage of International Students: 20%
The university is based around its three main Edinburgh campuses: Merchiston, Craiglockhart and Sighthill. It has over 19,500 students, including those on-campus in Scotland and others studying on transnational programmes abroad and online. In 2018 this included nearly 9,500 international and EU students, from more than 140 nations worldwide.
Edinburgh Napier University’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor is Professor Andrea Nolan OBE. The Chancellor is Edinburgh Napier alumnus David Eustace.
- Edinburgh Napier has seven Institutes of Research and Innovation:
- Institute for Science & Health Innovation
- Institute for Creative Industries
- Institute for Informatics & Digital Innovation
- Institute for Product Design & Manufacture
- Institute for Sustainable Construction
- Forest Products Research Institute
- Transport Research Institute
- The Students’ Association is a fully constituted, independent association providing student representation and confidential welfare advice, as well as supporting a variety of sporting and cultural societies, under the banner ‘Team Napier’.
- The Union Bar is located above the Three Sisters bar in the Cowgate, Edinburgh.
- The student newspaper, Veritas, is no longer published. It was founded as a tabloid newspaper in 1993 by Neil McIntosh. Past Veritas editors include Craig McGill, Alan ‘GtB’ Brown, Robin Wynn and Gareth Mackie. Students now receive a monthly newsletter via email instead
- Writing workshops
- Discussion and presentation skills workshops
- Individual help session.
Edinburgh Napier has student accommodation located at three sites across the city: Bainfield in Fountainbridge (opened 2014), Slateford Road (opened 2015) and Orwell Terrace (opened 2016).
Edinburgh Napier also provides assistance to students looking to rent in the private sector.
- Sighthill Campus- TheSighthill Campus opened to students in the School of Health & Social Care and School of Applied Sciences in January 2011. The campus includes a five-storey learning resource centre, 25 specialised teaching rooms including clinical skills laboratories, three IT-enabled lecture theatres and seminar rooms, a clinical skills suite and integrated sports facilities. The campus has received the BREEAM excellence rating. This sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design.
- Craiglockhart Campus-TheCraiglockhart Campus is home to The Business School. It incorporates the CraiglockhartHydropathic Hospital buildings which were for a time known as Craiglockhart War Hospital, where First World War poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon were treated. The Craiglockhart Campus exhibits photography, writing, film and memorabilia to provide a glimpse into the minds of the poets, patients and medical staff at Craiglockhart. The exhibition also provides War Poets Collection based on the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and selected contemporary poets.
- Merchiston Campus-The Merchiston Campus is home to the Schools of Art & Creative Industries, Computing and Engineering & the Built Environment. It is built around the refurbished shell of Merchiston Castle, the family home of John Napier, after whom the University is named. Merchiston Castle is also the ancient seat of Clan Napier. Merchiston Castle is currently a “Category A” listed building in Scotland due to its national significance. The campus also includes the 500-seat, 24-hour Jack Kilby Computing Centre, named after the inventor of integrated circuits and the handheld calculator.
- ShehzadAfzal, film director and screenwriter
- Kaberi Gain, Bengali author and social activist
- David Hamilton, tenor
- El Mafrex, singer-songwriter
- Alan Fisher, journalist; Senior Correspondent, Al Jazeera English
- Amanda Hamilton, broadcaster
- Carol Kirkwood, BBC weather forecaster
- Craig McGill, writer, media analyst and PR consultant
- Neil McIntosh, journalist with the Wall Street Journal
- Catriona Shearer, BBC Reporting Scotland anchor
- Gordon Smart, journalist and show business editor at The Sun
- Jim White, sports news presenter for Sky Sports News and Talk Sport radio
- John Andrew Barrett, former Scottish Liberal Democrat MP
- Jayne Baxter, Labour party politician
- Jim Dobbin, English Labour MP
- Tom Harris, former Scottish Labour MP
- Graeme Morrice, former Labour Party MP
- Danielle Rowley, Scottish Labour MP
- Alex Salmond, former First Minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party MP
- Tavish Scott, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP
- Peter Hoffmann, author, athlete, fencer
- Jamie Mayer, rugby player
- Lynsey Sharp, GB Olympian (800m) finalist
- Kyle Traynor, rugby player
- Paolo Buoni, promoter of Renewable Energy technologies in Europe; Director of the European Energy Centre
- Moray Callum, Scottish automotive designer
- David Eustace, photographer and Chancellor at Edinburgh Napier University
- Neil Poulton, industrial designer
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