What is Residence Life?

Residence Life is a programme of support and events aimed at ensuring all Edinburgh Napier students benefit from the university experience and have all the available resources to help them succeed personally, socially and academically.

Both our Student Accommodation team and Resident Assistants are on hand to support our students, whether it’s for informal chats or general advice. We run a number of events through the year, from information sessions, workshops and housing fairs to fun activities and excursions including sightseeing trips, bowling, and pizza and games nights.

Students looking out at the view of Edinburgh Castle

Upcoming events

This is where we'll share all the details of any upcoming social events, excursions, workshops or information sessions organised by our Student Accommodation ResLife team - from quiz nights and free pizza to ten-pin bowling and city sightseeing tours!

Please note that ResLife events are for students living in Edinburgh Napier student accommodation only.

Check back soon for more information on upcoming events.


Join our Residents' Committee

We are excited to have a residents' committee at each of our three accommodation sites. We're keen for our residents to use their voices to shape not only their own experiences at student accommodation, but that of future residents.

As part of the committee, you'll be encouraged to discuss topics such as:

  • Student accommodation policies and processes
  • Events you would like to see organised across the accommodation sites
  • Opportunities to enhance and improve the student accommodation community

As part of the committee, you will have the opportunity to quiz members of the student accommodation team, our resident assistants and our security team on all things student accommodation.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please register your interest by emailing reslife@napier.ac.uk, including a couple of lines on why you would like to be a member of the residents' committee and at what site.


Places to visit in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is an amazing day out. Situated on a hill in the middle of the city, you'll be able to visit all the amazing animals, including sun bears, giraffes, rhinos, penguins and big cats. The view at the top of the hill across Edinburgh and the Lothians is well worth the effort of the climb!

For more information and ticket prices, visit the Edinburgh Zoo website.

Edinburgh Castle

There's lots to see and do at Edinburgh Castle such as Mons Meg, the famous medieval cannon, and the Scottish National War Memorial. You can hire an audio guide from the ticket office, and the Castle has also developed a Visual Stories guide for autistic visitors to help you plan your visit.

For more information and tick prices, visit the Edinburgh Castle website.

Royal Botanic Gardens

For a relaxing sunny day, the Royal Botanic Gardens is well worth a visit. Take a walk and see all it has to offer! This attraction is free to visit.

For more information, visit the Royal Botanic Gardens website.

The National Museum of Scotland

This is a visit that has something for everyone, whether it's Scottish history, animals and wildlife, or fashion and culture from around the world! This attraction is free to visit.

For more information, visit the National Museums Scotland website.

Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat is the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago. It offers a fantastic view of the city below, and it's free to visit and climb. See if you can spot Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle and many other iconic sites from the top.

For more information, visit the Earth Trekker's website.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Enjoy a visit filled with surprises as you explore over 100 interactive, hands-on illusions. Head up to the rooftop terrace for the best views in Edinburgh over the city, and discover the Victorian Camera Obscura.

For more information and ticket prices, visit the Camera Obscura website.

Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend

Skiing, snowboarding and snowblading, offering classes to children and adults.

For more information and prices, visit the Midlothian Snowsports Centre website.

Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

EICA is Europe's largest indoor climbing centre. It features world-class climbing walls, a bouldering room and a gym overlooking the main arena.

For more information and prices, visit the EICA website.