Edinburgh Napier University’s roots can be traced back to 1964, when it first opened its doors to 800 students, under the name of Napier Technical College. Nowadays, it has grown into an excellent education provider that is home to over 19,500 students that come from over 140 countries to study in the beautiful city of Edinburgh in Scotland. The university is named after John Napier, a brilliant 16th-century mathematician and philosopher. At Edinburgh Napier University, students can choose whether they want to study at the Business School, School of Applied Sciences, School of Arts & Creative Industries, School of Computing, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, or at the School of Health & Social Care. Each of those schools is an expert in its fields. The campus is modern and has state-of-the-art facilities, academics, researchers and international ties.
Speaking of international- studying at Edinburgh Napier is a multicultural learning experience. Students are part of a global community of more than 4,000 international students that are spread across the campus. Edinburgh Napier offers a wide range of course at undergraduate, postgraduate level, as well as graduate apprenticeships and online courses. Having a global outlook is very important to Edinburgh Napier, therefore students and staff are encouraged to take part in work placements, study, or volunteer programmes abroad.
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Having studied. Energy and Environmental Engineering at Napier for 4 years I can say that the University has a lot of great qualities such as ENSA which helped me through many difficulties both financially and academically aswell as some personal issues ENSA’s staff and very friendly and their advisors are very knowledgeable. The Jack Kilby computer centre, which is open 24/7, where you’ll always find a place to get coursework done.
The course was difficult (as it should be) but some staff in the Uni were more than willing to give help where it was needed as well as making the subjects very interesting, Maths Plus was a major help for myself. Although you will get your boring subjects and lectures, as with any University most lecturers are very apoarachable and will take into consideration student opinions.
There is some bad though, The university faced some major management issues last year and it directly affected some of our studies and there are times and coursework not being marked properly or on time.
As mentioned before some of the staff are very approachable and willing to help although some aren’t.
All in all my experience at Napier was very good and I met many good friends whilst studying there, and other students there made the student experience great.
I have attended napier for 4 years and my experience has been fantastic! The staff are amazing and so supportive. My course Architectural technology is so interesting and i love the facilities they offer especially the JKCC. I am so glad to have attended this uni wouldn’t have changed a thing. My overall student experience has been amazing and a challenging journey.
I studied Mechanical engineering at merchiston campus for 4 years.
There is a lot of different parts to 4 years of experience but this is some of my main ones:
1: Ensa advice is great!! Do be not afraid to ask for help, they are so good at what they do.
2: Ensa student borad could use less drama.
3: Some teachers are amazing, some less good. However you will find this to be the case at any place of learning.
4: My course had a lot of problems in third year.. and it took a lot of effort from all the students to get it back on track. This was promised to us that it wouldn’t affect further courses.
5: Over all I loved my university experience and I learned a lot inside and outside of class!
Only studied 1 year at Edinburgh Napier University (3rd year of Mechanical Engineering). Courses are interesting, teachers and supervisors are really helpfull (especially for foreign students) and the computing center at Merchiston campus is open 24/7 which is useful.
Not as bad as I was told. Merchiston campus is full with locals, which could be an advantage depending on the point of view. Some teachers are awesome while others are pretty strange.. The university organisation was a mess in my 3rd year, but hey life is mess as well, so the plus is learned sabotaging skills, better productivity when stuffed with tasks and stress tollerance.
I d recommend the university to people that are optimists, not super sensitive to unexpected situations and loving challenges.
(+) Is a fantastic University for students who are aiming to learn through practical methods.
Merchiston campus provides students with a variety of tools, machines and IT facilities that give
them a good understanding of how the engineering industry works. Teachers make good effort to help students,
providing them additional work piece of information to complement their studies. Merchiston campus has also
an ENSA students association which elaborates social events and makes sport societies to build up new friendship networks among students.
(-) Merchiston campus is relatively small compared to the two other campus (Sighthill and Craiglockhart). It can get very busy especially in period of exams. This might have an impact towards students who can’t concentrate or study at home.
Overall, I would hardly recommend this University to students who want to learn the essential abilities that will give
them a wide understanding of how Engineering and the built environment is all about.