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.


ResLife Events

Games & music night - Saturday 14 October, 6pm

Let your competitive side out while enjoying some good music and great company in Bainfield Common Room.

Event is free. Book your spot by emailing reslife@napier.ac.uk with your name, student number and flat address before 3pm on Friday 13 October.

Winter Ball - Thursday 30 November, 7pm

Enjoy a night of dancing, laughter and fun at our Winter Ball Ceilidh at the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton!

Tickets include:
- Glass of prosecco on arrival
- 3 course set menu
- Half bottle of wine
- Ceilidh band

Tickets are £20 per person and can be booked via our online store. Tickets are non-refundable.

Health Walks- Every Thursday, 10am

Meet at Fountainbridge Square at 10am. 

Join the Canalside Walking Group for some feel good walks by the canal. Walks last about an hour and you are welcome to stay for refreshments after. For more information, visit the website.

Greenspace group meeting - Every Tuesday, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Explore and improve our local greenspaces e.g Fountainbridge Green and Harrison Park, for the benefit of people and nature.

Meet the group at Bainfield Common Room between 10.30am - 12.30pm every Tuesday. Find out more online


Join our new Residents' Committee

We are excited to have introduced 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.