Coronavirus Statement

03/12/2020 - Important changes to Covid-19 rules when visiting our campuses and buildings

We are introducing new rules for students visiting our campuses and buildings. 

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering whenever you are indoors on campus, even where two metre distancing can be maintained. 

This means that you must keep your face covering on throughout your time in classrooms and workshops, as well as whenever you are anywhere else indoors on campus. You may remove your face covering if your workshop or lab work requires you to wear enhanced respiratory equipment. 

You may also remove your face covering when eating in our campus canteens. 

The exemptions for students who are unable to wear face covering remain in place. 

These new rules have been put in place following updated guidance by the Scottish Government and remain in place while our campuses remain in tier 3. We will provide an update to you if these rules change. 

Please remember that there are special circumstances when students or staff do not need to wear face coverings, so if you see someone not wearing one, remember to be respectful as they may have a very good reason for not wearing it. 

If you fall into this category and would like to take part in the UK-wide Sunflower Campaign, please get in touch with Disability Inclusion at disabilityandinclusion@napier.ac.uk​​


23/11/20 - Going home for the winter break? Book a rapid Covid-19 test now!

Covid-19 tests are available now – book your slot today.

If you are moving addresses for the festive break, we are now offering you free “rapid” Covid-19 tests.

Our Booking System is open – book a test now.

These tests will help to protect your families, loved ones, and wider society. These Covid-19 “rapid” tests will be available to you on a voluntary basis across 10 consecutive days – Monday 30 November to Wednesday 9 December. 

The locations of the tests are The Pleasance Sports Complex and St Leonard’s Land. Ideally, you should have two tests, between three and five days apart.

If you have any accessibility issues, please select The Pleasance Sports Complex as your chosen venue, as St Leonards Land is only accessible by stairs.

This test is only available to students who have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, please contact the NHS instead.

Click here and choose “Book your Covid-19 Test” to reserve a slot now, or book through the Edinburgh Napier app.

Please bring your mobile phone with you to the testing site to register attendance when you arrive.

If you would like to find out more information about the test and what to do if you get a positive result, please visit our Covid-19 Testing​ page on myNapier.


19/11/20 - ​Covid-19 tests are being made available for our students so you can safely return home over the winter break​

​We know that you will be eager to find out about plans for the winter break. For many of you this will be a time when you leave your term-time address and return to a family home for the festive period.

If you are moving addresses for the festive break, we will soon be offering you the chance to have a Covid-19 test.

This will help protect those you will be living with during the winter break and help reduce the transmission of Covid-19.

We have teamed up with The University of Edinburgh and will be offering you the chance to have Covid-19 tests to make your return home as safe as possible for you, your family, and wider society.

These Covid-19 “rapid” tests will be available to you on a voluntary basis across 10 consecutive days – Monday 30 November to Wednesday 9 December. Ideally, you should have two tests, between three and five days apart. Two tests are better than one, but a single test is still worth getting.

The locations of the tests are The Pleasance Sports Complex and St Leonard’s Land. If you have any accessibility issues, please select The Pleasance Sports Complex as your chosen venue, as St Leonard’s Land is only accessible by stairs.

If either test is positive, you and members of your household will need to self-isolate immediately, and you will need to get a follow-up test provided by the NHS. If that result is also positive, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days. However, due to the timing of the tests and the period of self-isolation, you will still be able to return home in time for Christmas.

If you are an international student studying with us who is planning to return to your home country for the winter break, this test will not be sufficient to be granted a “fit to fly” note to those who need them, and further guidance on this will be made available soon.

You will be able to book a test by using the Edinburgh Napier app and clicking on the tile marked “Book Covid-19 Test” or through myNapier. We will send you full details of how to book a test later this month.

It’s really important for the safety of your family and supporters that, if you are planning to travel to spend your winter break with them, you get a test. We are making this as easy as possible for you and hope that you take up the opportunity.


16/09/2020 - An important message from the Principal of Edinburgh Napier University

Dear students,

I am writing to you today to remind you all of the importance of following the University’s rules and the Scottish Government’s laws related to Covid-19.

We have put a range of measures in place for your protection, but it is vital that you follow the rules laid out in our many communications to you, including in our most recent newsletter. 

I know that many of you are complying with the rules around safe gatherings -  the new ‘rule of six’, wearing face coverings in spaces on our campuses and in our residences, washing / sanitising hands regularly, and keeping a safe distance (2 metres) at all times from those living outwith your home group. 

However, we have been made aware of a number of instances of students breaching the rules and putting themselves, their friends and others at risk. 

I want to make it clear that if you do not comply with the rules we have set out, you will be subject to investigation in line with our Tenancy and/or Student Conduct Regulations and may be permanently excluded from the University. 

Please remember that in addition to breaking University rules, in some instances you could also be breaking the law. 

Those students who have been found to have broken these rules, which are clearly set out in our Student Charter​ and in Tenancy Agreements if in student accommodation, are now subject to investigation in line with our conduct procedures. This is not action we take lightly, but these rules have been put in place to protect the health and safety of our whole University community and our fellow residents in Edinburgh and the surrounding communities. And so it is vitally important that everyone in our University community complies with the rules, so that we can all be safe to learn, study and work while Scotland navigates its way through this pandemic. 

I know that this year is a very strange and potentially challenging year for you, and I understand that you are excited to be studying and learning with us and meeting and making friends. But please remember that the decisions and choices you make about your behaviours affect us all. Staff have worked very hard to give you a high-quality student experience and support your learning under these challenging circumstances. Please respect their health and wellbeing as they respect yours. 

I want you to have a great time at Edinburgh Napier University so let’s make sure we all work together to keep ourselves and others safe while doing so. 

Regards,

Andrea Nolan
Principal & Vice Chancellor

15/09/2020 - Learn what the new Covid-19 rules are – so that you don’t break them!

We hope you’re enjoying the start of trimester one and getting used to the new guidelines and safety measures that have been put in place for your protection. 

As a member of our University, you have a responsibility to keep yourself up to date on, and follow, the latest Covid-19 rules and guidelines. 

The Scottish Government has introduced new laws about social gatherings and it is vital that you follow them. These rules relate to social meetings, rather than attending classes or tutorials.

If you do not follow the new Scottish Government guidelines you will face a fine and may be arrested. 

Here is some information about the new guidelines so that you know what to do and how to keep safe. 

The Rule of Six 

New rules have come into place which makes large gatherings of people illegal. 

A gathering can now only consist of a maximum of 6 people from 2 households, both indoors and outdoors. This is a new updated rule called The Rule of Six. This includes meeting people in homes, gardens, pubs and restaurants. 

If you breach these rules, you will be breaking the law. 


Remember the key health guidance – this is all in place to keep you safe:
  • Maintain 2 metre social distancing at all times
  • Wash your hands when you arrive at someone’s house and use a separate towel from others to dry your hands
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly during your gathering 
  • If indoors, keep the rooms ventilated. Open the windows and keep doors open 
  • Try and meet outside if you can – it’s safer than inside and the weather is still OK in Scotland at the moment 
  • Don’t share cups, cigarettes or vaporizers.
Use the new Protect Scotland app

The new Protect Scotland app has been introduced as the latest tool to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. 

The free app, available now on Apple and Google stores, works in the background, using Bluetooth technology to anonymously alert people if they have been within two metres for at least 15 minutes with another app user who has tested positive for coronavirus. It also quickly alerts those you have been in close contact with if you test positive, even if those contacts are unknown to you. 

Download the app and keep yourself protected: www.protect.scot or by downloading in your mobile phone app store. 

Your student association, ENSA (Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association), is working with the University to produce helpful guidance videos to help you stay safe when in restaurants, bars and other social settings. 


Follow ENSA and Edinburgh Napier on social media to see more videos like this one. 

We know that you will do all you can to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus and we would like to thank you for your support. 

Together we can keep Edinburgh Napier safe for everybody.

11/09/2020 - A Day on Campus - everything you need to know

It’s nearly time for teaching to begin and we hope you’re ready for the trimester ahead. 

We’ve put in place many new services to make it safe for you to access our campuses for classes, tutorials and studying. There are important processes and practices you are required to follow when you are back on campus.

Full details are available in this week's Student Ne​wsletter​​.

03/09/2020 - Everything you need to know for returning to campus

Life is very different now and for the times you are on campus, it will be different too. We have spent the summer months getting our campuses ready to welcome you in a safe and comfortable way. 

We are fully compliant with all Scottish Government guidance and we are doing everything possible to make our campuses safe for you and our staff.

Full details are available in this week's Student Newsletter.

29/06/2020 - Resit exam diet details and information for students who have reassessments to sit or deferred

The reassessment/resit exam diet will take place online between Monday 27 July and Friday 7 August.

All students who have resits to take or who had deferred will be able to access the resit timetable on myNapier from Friday 3 July. You can find this information at https://my.napier.ac.uk/Student-Administration/Exams/Pages/Exam-Timetable.aspx

The online exams will be held on the Exam Moodle website which you will be able to access from Monday 20 July by visiting https://exams.napier.ac.uk/

You can find out more about how to access the Exam Moodle by clicking this link. https://napier.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=fc799adc-4ecb-4c97-8268-ab9a00bde971​

Please note that this access is only to show the modules that you have an exam paper for. Access to the contents of the exam paper will be restricted and you will only be able to access the full exam paper at the times and dates noted on the Exam Timetable on myNapier. Exam papers will only remain available until the published end/submission time for the exam.

Please make sure that when you sit your exam that you leave enough time at the end of the exam to upload your paper.

If you have any questions about your exams or this message, please email exams@napier.ac.uk.

Good luck!


29/06/2020 - Student Exchanges Mobility Communication

Dear Students,

I write to advise you that the University has taken the very difficult decision to cancel our student exchange activity in Trimester 1 of the coming academic year, this means your planned mobility in Trimester 1 will not take place. 

I want to explain to you why we have taken this decision and what actions we are taking to minimise the disruption to your studies. We understand the decision will be very disappointing to you, as it is to us, but have taken this decision for the following reasons:

  • Of upmost importance to us is your health and safety, and that responsibility for your safety includes when you are on exchange. Whilst at present we are seeing a relaxation of restrictions in the UK and in many countries overseas, there is, according to Public Health Officials, a strong likelihood of both local spikes in Covid-19 cases and a potential second wave as we enter the winter period. Therefore, there is a significant risk that students on exchange would find their studies and lives significantly disrupted as students in the previous trimester were.  

  • Insurance companies are no longer covering travellers for Covid-19 related claims, and therefore should students on exchange affected by a Covid-19 outbreak may not be appropriately insured. This would expose students to significant financial risks in relation to travel and health provision. 

  • A large number of our exchange partners overseas have already cancelled exchanges for Trimester 1 and here is a likelihood of further cancellations by partners as we progress through the summer. 

  • We are aware that there is still two months before most students would begin their exchange period, but you would have to be committing to your place of study now, which may include incurring significant expenses in relation to travel and accommodation. Because of this, a decision needed to be made now. 

​I hope this provides you with an understanding of why the University has taken this difficult decision. For Trimester 1 you should continue to engage with your studies here at Edinburgh Napier as any student on your programme who was not going on exchange. 

We wish to give you the opportunity to reschedule your exchange for Trimester 2, which we hope will be able to take place, particularly if further outbreaks of Covid-19 do not take place. 

I would like to thank you for your understanding. This is not a situation that any of us could have foreseen just a few short months ago. Whilst we know our decision will be disappointing to many of you, we hope that you understand the reasons why it has been taken and that the University and your programme teams will be working hard to mitigate the impact of this decision on you.

12/06/2020 -  ​Life at Edinburgh Napier from September

To all students new and returning to study on campus at Edinburgh Napier University.

We know you’re excited to be joining us or returning to your studies in September, and we can’t wait to welcome you.

We have been working hard over the past few months to make sure that our campuses are ready to support your learning and we can now let you know what you can expect as new or returning students for trimester 1. Be assured that your health, safety and wellbeing is our top priority.

First up will be Welcome Week – an opportunity to welcome those of you who are new to our community and to help returners get back into your studies and to get involved in new activities. We’ll help you find all the services and information you need to succeed, from Student Wellbeing & Inclusion, to careers and academic skills. While this year will no doubt be different from usual, we’ll make sure you get off to a great start.

And Welcome Week will just be the start of a programme of engaging activities we are planning. We have a dedicated team looking at a range of on-campus and virtual events to make sure you enjoy the broad student experience that you would expect – both academic and social – and that we are committed to delivering.

For your studies, we will be providing a blended learning experience, which means that some teaching will be on campus, with other aspects delivered online. Teaching will take place on campus wherever possible and we will make all modules available for remote access. This will include some pre-recorded activities, for example lectures, as well as opportunities for you to participate in group learning and real-time discussions with your lecturers and tutors.

Specialist activities held in studios, labs and workshops will take place on campus, as far as possible. If this is not possible, we will introduce alternative arrangements or reschedule for a later date to ensure you don’t miss out.

Your programme teams and leaders will be providing regular updates over the coming weeks.

We understand that even with the easing of restrictions, some of you will be unable to come on to campus and be assured that we will work with you to ensure that you receive the learning support and access to the study materials you need.

Making sure that you are safe and comfortable is our top priority and we will be putting in place a range of measures such as social distancing, hand sanitisation facilities, one-way systems, and changes to how you enter and exit campus buildings. These are all designed to make moving around as safe as possible. We will also have signs around each campus so that you can be confident of what the new rules are.

Our libraries will be open, so that you can access learning materials to help you during your studies. Our library staff will also be on hand to help and we will have dedicated study spaces available as well as various options for technical equipment to support you. There will also be a range of catering options open on campuses.

All our student wellbeing, career advice and other support services will be available to help you make the most of your time with us.

Our student accommodation will be open and available, and adapted as required to keep you safe.

The beautiful city of Edinburgh itself remains a wonderful, safe place to live and study. With a higher percentage of green space than any other city in the UK, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a thriving capital city but with plenty of space in which to relax and chill. And its compact size means you can easily walk or cycle to get where you need to go.

Edinburgh Napier is a great place for you to develop the skills and attributes that will make you an ideal candidate for whatever career you pursue. This remains true in these uncertain times. The value of a degree remains incredibly important to ensure you will thrive in the careers and jobs of the future. We are committed to making sure that your experience is as rewarding and memorable as those who have studied with us before this pandemic.

All the staff at Edinburgh Napier are looking forward to welcoming you (back). We’ll be back in touch soon with further details about September. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and keep a look out for future updates.

08/06/2020 - ​Autumn 2020 graduation ceremonies postponed

It is with sadness that we have to announce today that our autumn 2020 graduation ceremonies in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall have been postponed due to the impact of the coronavirus.

Our graduation ceremonies are the highlight of our academic year; providing a chance for our students, their families and friends, and our staff, to all celebrate together; and it is very disappointing that this autumn’s ceremonies will not be able to go ahead.

This has been a difficult decision, but we have made it for the safety of our students and staff.

As with our students unable to attend ceremonies in summer 2020, we will advise you to register to graduate in absentia, and you will be offered the opportunity to attend a future celebration once it is safe to do so.

If you are due to graduate in autumn, you will be sent an email in September advising you of how to apply to graduate in absentia, so please do watch out for this message.

We know that this will come as very disappointing news but we hope that you understand that this decision could not be avoided.

It is in line with the current position of the Government to postpone all large gatherings and is consistent with other universities around the country.

Our approach means that if you are due to graduate, you will still have your award conferred in the autumn, and you’ll be given the opportunity to celebrate your successes with your fellow students, staff, and loved ones, on a future date.

Please watch out for future communications advising you of how to go about doing this.

This news means that our summer 2020 graduates who were looking to celebrate with us later this year will also need to wait until 2021 to take part in any celebrations.

We would once again like to apologise for the disappointment this will have caused you all. We are aware that you have put in a tremendous amount of work and effort to complete your qualifications, so please do be assured that you will still have the opportunity to celebrate once these difficult times are behind us. If you have any further questions about graduations, please email graduations@napier.ac.uk​.

26/05/20 - Information for returning students

We are fully committed to providing you with a supportive, engaging learning environment which will help you to succeed on your programme of studies. In order to do this, we are preparing for our campuses and accommodation to be open for the start of the new academic year on 7 September. 

We are making our campuses safe and preparing for social distancing so that face-to-face teaching will start as soon as possible. This includes scheduling activities and on-campus delivery in a carefully managed way to meet the changing circumstances. While there is still uncertainty about the extent to which travel and work will be returning to normal, we are preparing for our teaching to be available remotely in case it proves impossible for you to be present on campus in September.

We have over 10 years’ experience of delivering online programmes to students across the World. We have our own Masters in Blended and Online Learning, which has trained many of our staff in developing high quality programmes that can be taught in a hybrid approach - some face-to-face and some remotely. We are calling upon all of our expertise to give you the best possible start to your studies whether you are present on campus or studying remotely.
 
As well as formal ‘classes’ and learning spaces there will be informal ones too; some created by us and some designed by you. Together we will work with you to ensure that your online learning is stimulating, engaging and focused on building a community of learners. This hybrid approach enables us to provide you with access to remote learning, while also giving you opportunities to join virtual discussions, meetings and collaborative learning groups even if you are unable to come onto our campuses.

If your programme of study requires access to laboratories or specialist learning spaces that cannot be reproduced remotely, your programme teams will be in touch over the summer to let you know how we are planning to support you until these spaces are open again. We are making it a priority to open up these specialist spaces as soon as we are able to do so. 

Our plans, of course, depend on how government advice and health guidance changes between now and September - Scottish Government is issuing updates every three weeks. Because circumstances will continue to change over the coming weeks and months, please keep checking your email. We will continue to update you at regular intervals.

If you have any further questions that relate specifically to your course, please get in touch with your programme leader.

Meantime, we wish you good health and we look forward to you welcoming you back at the start of the academic year on 7 September.

13/05/20 - Important announcement – start date for trimester 1 of academic year 2020/21

To all students new and returning to study on campus at Edinburgh Napier University.

We are writing to update you on plans for the start of the new academic year in September. First of all, the start date is unchanged. We will be ready to welcome you for the start of the new academic year on Monday 7 September as planned. This will be the start date for all new and all returning students.

We are currently working across the University to ensure that our teaching and learning will be provided in a safe and welcoming environment.

As we continue to adapt to this pandemic we are shaping our delivery to ensure that all students will be fully part of our Edinburgh Napier community, whether here in Edinburgh with us, or elsewhere in the world and joining us a little later in the academic year when circumstances allow.

We will be open to teach in September and whilst this may mean we change the format or order of our teaching our academic qualities will be as excellent as ever. It is most likely that we will be adopting a blended approach to teaching with some on campus face to face teaching (observing careful social distancing) and some virtual activities.

We are in very regular contact with Scottish Government and with colleagues across the university sector and the situation is changing almost on a daily basis.

At the time of writing we are unable to tell precisely how our campuses and facilities will be operating but rest assured we are doing all we can to provide you with the best possible student experience next academic year.

We will update you on developments so please keep checking your University email, our social media channels, and myNapier, on a regular basis. In the meantime, keep safe and well, and we look forward to working with you from Monday 7 September.


20/04/20 - Trimester 2 Exams – please check that you have access to the Exam Paper server

Please note: This message is for all students normally based on our Scottish campuses and Global Online students who are sitting trimester 2 exams.

As the University is now running all scheduled exams online, it is important that all of our students sitting exams now check that they can access the exams they are planning to sit.

If you are sitting trimester 2 exams, please log in to the Moodle Exams server to check that you have access to the correct exams. You will have access to the server from Monday 20 April, but please note that this access is only to show the modules that you have an exam paper for. Access to the contents of the exam paper will be restricted and you will only be able to access the full exam paper at the times and dates noted on the Exam Timetable on myNapier. Exam papers will only remain available until the published end/submission time for the exam.

A video to help you with this process can be found here.

If you have any queries, please first check the Exam webpages. If you cannot see an exam paper listed on the site for an exam that you are expecting to sit, or have any difficulties in accessing the Moodle Exams server, please email exams@napier.ac.uk.

Thank you and good luck!

16/04/20 - Change to Trimester 2 results publication date

The impact of the coronavirus has led the University to make significant changes to how examinations and assessments take place.

This has been done with the safety of students and staff in mind, as well as protecting the integrity of the qualifications you are all working towards achieving.

As with other universities and colleges around the UK, the impact of Covid-19 has meant that we have had to change the way that examinations are held, marked, and verified.

As a result, we have to inform you that there will be a delay in the publication of your results and they will now be released on Thursday 9 July instead of Monday 22 June.

We know that you will be eager to find out how you have performed, and this decision has only been taken after careful consideration. We are sorry that this delay is necessary and thank you for your understanding in this matter.

If you have any questions about exams, please review our FAQs on myNapier​ and if these don’t provide the answer, contact exams@napier.ac.uk.

Please continue to read your emails, iNapier app notifications, and our social media channels for updates, and view all of our up to date information about the coronavirus at myNapier.

3/04/20 - Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update - Summer Graduations

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that our summer 2020 graduation ceremonies in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall are to be postponed due to the impact of the coronavirus.

Graduation ceremonies are the highlight of our academic year but we have taken this difficult decision for the safety of our students and staff.

If you were due to graduate this summer, you should register to graduate in absentia, and you will be given the opportunity to return, if you wish, to attend our autumn graduations and celebrate with your family and friends.

You will be sent an email advising you of how to apply to graduate in absentia, so please do watch out for this message.

We know that this will come as very disappointing news but we hope that you understand that this decision could not be avoided.

It is in line with the current position of the UK Government to postpone all large gatherings and is consistent with other universities around the country.

Our approach means that if you are due to graduate, you will still have your award conferred in the summer, and you’ll be given the opportunity to celebrate your successes with your fellow students, staff, and loved ones, on a future date.

Please watch out for future communications advising you of how to go about doing t​his.

We would once again like to apologise for the disappointment this will have caused you all. We are aware that you have put in a tremendous amount of work and effort to complete your qualifications, so please do be assured that you will still have the opportunity to celebrate once these difficult times are behind us.

If you have any further questions about graduations, please email graduations@napier.ac.uk​.​

31/03/20 - Statement 

Coronavirus Update – extensions, deferral of assessments, extenuating circumstances and academic appeals procedures

We understand that exams can be a time of stress and anxiety, and given the current Coronavirus situation, there may be increased levels of stress and anxiety surrounding upcoming assessments.

The University has been contacted by students who are understandably concerned about their upcoming exams and assessments, so we are sharing with you the latest guidance on extensions, deferrals, and a range of other policies in this area.

The key thing to remember is that no student will be academically disadvantaged as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic with regard to final assessment marks and classification of awards.

Find out what the latest guidance is on deferrals, extensions, and a range of other academic policies here

Please be aware that, among other measures, we will do the following to ensure that no students are disadvantaged in these difficult times:

  • Compare module results from previous cohorts and look to positively adjust overall module marks where there is any notable difference in performance;
  • If you are due to have your award classification determined, we are in the process of reviewing the degree classification calculation in terms of the weighting placed on modules undertaken this trimester.

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to ensuring that our academic standards are maintained so that students can be confident that their degrees will hold their quality and be valued in the future.

Click here to find out more about the latest guidance, what the University is doing to help, and who you should get in touch with if you have further concerns.

Please be aware that we are experiencing a high volume of enquiries at the moment and we appreciate your patience as we seek to respond to everyone as soon as possible.

Please note: this message is for our Scotland-based students only.

24/03/20 - Statement

Coronavirus update – Student Accommodation

​​Given the exceptional circumstances of the last few days, the University has decided to offer students who wish to break or end their lease for University owned student accommodation the opportunity to terminate their lease with 28 days’ notice. This applies to students who have already left or who intend to leave. The University is introducing this measure as part of the support we are offering to help our students through this challenging period.

The window in which to notify the University that you would like to break your lease in student accommodation is from 24 March until 27 March 2020 at 12 noon. Your notice period will start on the day we receive your email requesting release from the lease. Requests beyond this window will not be considered.

Students will not be charged after their lease has ended.

If you wish to hand in your notice, please do so by email to the relevant address below including your name, address and matriculation number in addition to your intended departure date which must be by Friday 27 March 2020 at 12 noon. Students who have already handed in their keys will be assumed to have given notice of termination of their lease on Tuesday 24 March 2020. If you have departed without returning your keys, let us know using the relevant email address.
  • Orwell Terrace: j.dodgson@napier.ac.uk
  • Slateford Road: l.mangan@napier.ac.uk
  • Bainfield (Braid Hill and Blackford): l.clarke@napier.ac.uk
  • Bainfield (Craiglockhart and Castle Rock): n.srebrzynska@napier.ac.uk
  • Bainfield (Corstorphine, Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat): d.gilfillan@napier.ac.uk
If you are leaving, you must take all your personal belongings and rubbish with you. There are bins and recycle points in our bin stores where you can dispose of unwanted items. However if you are planning on getting rid of your bedding, pillows and duvets, please leave these in your room and let us know.

If you have already left accommodation but still have belongings in your room, you must let us know.

For those students who will be remaining in our accommodation the residences will remain open with restricted access and some may be moved apartments which better supports social distancing or self-isolation, if required.

If you have any questions please contact accommodation@napier.ac.uk or visit the regularly-updated FAQ page on myNapier​.

20/03/20 - Statement

Coronavirus update – summer graduations

Graduations are the highlight of the year at Edinburgh Napier and, as it stands, we hope to be able to hold our ceremonies as planned at the Usher Hall in early July.

However, the Coronavirus situation is fast moving and we are working on contingency plans to ensure that all eligible students will be able to graduate in the event that we have to postpone these particular ceremonies.

As a result, we will soon open graduation registration. This will allow us to issue graduation parchments and graduate all eligible students in absentia whether ceremonies go ahead or not.

If the ceremonies then go ahead as planned in July, all graduating students will receive a letter of congratulations from the Chancellor upon crossing the stage as you will already have your parchment.

If you cannot attend your ceremony for any reason OR if the July ceremonies are postponed, you will be offered the chance to attend an alternative date at the earliest opportunity. You will receive a letter of congratulations from the Chancellor on stage, in your gown and have the chance to celebrate your achievements with friends and family as normal.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will send out further information once we know more.

Thank you very much for your patience at this time.

19/03/20 - Statement

Exam information for students 

The following is an update on important changes to assessments and examinations that affect all students on taught programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate). 

In recognition of the exceptional circumstances facing all students, we have agreed to make the following changes. 


19/03/20 - Statement

Latest coronavirus (Covid-19) update – campuses, facilities and accommodation

As the situation with coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to escalate, here’s an important update about our campuses, services and student accommodation.
  • All of our campuses will be open until Thursday night (March 19).

  • From Friday morning, Sighthill Campus and Craiglockhart Campus will be closed to all students. This includes access to the library and other facilities.

  • From Friday morning, Merchiston Campus will be open between 9am and 4pm. This includes Merchiston Library and JKCC. Please bring your student card to guarantee access as you may not be able to enter otherwise.

  • Catering, Starbucks and all other food and beverage outlets on campus will be closed.

  • Print Services and ENGAGE gym will be closed.

If you have any questions about facilities matters, please email FacilitiesServiceDesk@napier.ac.uk 

Student accommodations 

In light of the ongoing issues being faced by the University with the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we are working hard in the first instance to ensure that the health and well-being of all our students and staff is ensured. 

Our current priority is making sure that our student accommodation continues to be a safe place for our students to live and colleagues to work to support them; we are taking all necessary steps in line with government and public health advice. 

We have seen that a number of students have left their accommodation to return home which is understandable. We will ensure that any belongings from students who have left the accommodation are kept safe in their rooms and we will continue to make the accommodation available for the remainder of the academic year. 

There have been a number of queries in relation to the refund of accommodation fees where a student has returned home. We will continue to follow government and public health advice and address this matter when there is more clarity and certainty around the remainder of this Academic year. 

If you have any questions about accommodation matters, please email accommodation@napier.ac.uk​

If you have any other queries, please contact coronavirusqueries@napier.ac.uk​


17/03/2020 - Statement

Urgent coronavirus (Covid-19) update to campuses and facilities.

As the situation with coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to escalate, here’s an important update about our campuses and services.
  • Campuses will remain open but we are reviewing this situation. This is depending on demand and resources available to maintain safe and secure operations. We will advise if this changes.

  • Catering will offer a reduced service on Wednesday and close completely on Wednesday night, with Starbucks operating on each campus until Thursday night.

  • All restrictions on car parking have been lifted for the foreseeable future.

  • ENGAGE gym will close on Wednesday evening until Wednesday 15 April.

  • Print Services will close completely on Thursday evening.

If you have any questions about facilities matters, please email FacilitiesServiceDesk@napier.ac.uk

If you have any other queries, please contact coronavirusqueries@napier.ac.uk​

16/03/2020 - Statement

Following updated guidance from the UK Government, the University has cancelled all face-to-face teaching immediately.

All classes that were due to run tomorrow (Tuesday 17 March) will no longer run and students should not attend campus.

From Monday 23 March, all our teaching will be delivered online and remotely.

Your lecturers and tutors are currently making arrangements to ensure that your learning is impacted as little as possible by these changes.

We will provide further details on how this will be done later in the week.

Please look out for updates which will be shared by email, through iNapier notifications, and on myNapier. As communicated on Sunday, all assessment for our exams will be delivered online or in an alternative format. We continue to do all we can to ensure student and staff safety and ask for your patience at this time.​

15/03/2020 - Statement

Due to the continued outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are announcing significant changes that will affect all of our students. These have been made so that you and your classmates are protected and supported during these difficult times. 

The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and because of this we are taking the following steps: 
  • All face-to-face teaching will be suspend​ed from the end of Tuesday (17 March) onwards. Please attend classes up until the end of Tuesday as normal. All classes from Wednesday (18 March) until Friday (20 March) will be cancelled.
  • ​​From Monday (23 March) all teaching will be done online and remotely. Your lecturers and tutors are currently making arrangements to ensure that your learning is not adversely impacted by this change. We will provide further details on how this will be done later this week. Please look out for updates which will be shared by email, through iNapier notifications, and on myNapier.
  • We will conduct all assessment for our exams online or they will be delivered in an alternative format, so our April / May assessments (scheduled to begin on 27 April) will be done remotely, where possible. Please look out for updates on this which will be shared by email, through iNapier notifications, and on myNapier. 
  • The University will not be closing and all campuses will remain open with full access to libraries and other services. 
  • This is a rapidly changing situation globally and if your term time address is different from your home address we understand that you will consider returning home for your,and others, wellbeing.  Some countries are now closing their borders and while our campuses will remain open, all teaching and examinations will now be online, so you are not required to attend. Please take all your necessary belongings and the materials you will need to complete your studies and exams. 
  • For our students in student accommodation and international students unable to return home, we will be providing additional support, and our staff will be in touch to help. 
  • A helpline is being set up to support students who have questions about the above information. We will promote it once it is live. 
This is a rapidly changing situation and we are working hard to make the right decisions for our students and staff. Please keep up to date with the latest information by reviewing our regularly updated FAQs on myNapier​, checking our social media channels, and watching out for future emails. 

We appreciate that these are difficult and uncertain times which causes anxiety for many. We are doing all we can to ensure staff and student safety and security and ask for your patience at this time. 
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