Get Involved

We want as many of our students as possible to be a part of the wider conversation about sustainability at Edinburgh Napier. We all have a part to play in reducing the environmental impact of our University community and encourage you to get involved in events, projects and societies.

How to play your part

There are plenty of ways you can get involved in helping Edinburgh Napier achieve its sustainability commitments, including joining the Edinburgh Napier Sustainable Society or join in through the students' association, ENSA.

If you have any questions about the work we're doing or would like more information, please email and we'll do our best to help.


Hedgehog Friendly Campus Project

As part of our efforts to promote biodiversity, students have been working on a project to make our Edinburgh Napier campuses a safer, more friendly environment for hedgehogs to live in.

The Hedgehog Friendly Campus project is a UK-wide initiative which aims to turn university campuses into places where hedgehogs can thrive. Taking part in Hedgehog Friendly Campus means that staff and students play an active role in helping hedgehogs to get back to healthy numbers.

In October 2020, students and staff from Edinburgh Napier came together to hold the University's first Hedgehog Friendly Campus meeting to agree steps towards earning bronze-level accreditation. Our aim is to raise awareness and help encourage others to take action to help improve their local environment for hedgehogs.

Some of the activities and events organised so far include:

  • A hedgehog-themed bake-off
  • Bonfire night awareness campaign

We achieved the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Bronze Award in February 2021.

Find out more about the group and how to join

Lions' Gate Gardens

The Lions' Gate is an in-development urban, interactive, permaculture project based at Merchiston Campus. It encompasses a garden, allotment and outdoor laboratory as well as a relaxation space.

The Lions' Gate offers student and community volunteer opportunities to develop permaculture, food growing and outdoor spaces to enhance wellbeing.


Sighthill Gardening Club

The Sighthill Gardening Club is aimed at bringing more biodiversity to Sighthill campus while making it a more pleasant place for students, staff and visitors to enjoy. Volunteers are invited to get involved in a number of ways, from watering, seeding and general garden care to planting flowers and trees - just email Lisa McMillan.