Learning Environment

As well as a stunning and unique architectural design, The Business School provides a friendly, open environment where staff and students come together to work and talk.

Learning environment

Our modern facilities boast two spacious lecture theatres with the capacity to hold 400 and 200 people respectively, along with smaller classrooms in which tutorials and seminars are held.  In these smaller rooms you will apply the material delivered in lectures to real-life cases and scenarios in small groups and teams. Within tutorials and seminars you will utilise the learning technology in presentations to academics and your fellow students, preparing you for future placement and career opportunities.

You will be able to study independently or in groups in a number of self-study areas across the campus.  You can also take advantage of hands-on technological support; the IT teaching lab; a drop-in computer area at Craiglockhart with 100 terminals; the Jack Kilby Computer Centre, located at our Merchiston campus, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and accessible WIFI across all our campuses allowing fast and easy connection to the Internet.

Once enrolled as a student you will have access to: our secure online learning environment (Moodle) which will support your learning; allocated personal storage area on the University network (My Drive) which you can access at any time from any computer with Internet access; a personalised email account; our library system - for checking catalogues and reserving books; your own student records - for matriculation, updating your personal entry and accessing your results; and also Email and telephone support from the central IT Support Desk, using the University's Student Portal My Napier.

Robertson Trust Library

The library reflects the subjects taught at Craiglockhart and comprises: accounting and finance, economics, hospitality and tourism, languages, law, management, marketing, mathematics and statistics, complemented by a full range of electronic resources.

Our library also incorporates areas for group discussion, individual and silent study with access to computers, printing and photocopying facilities, 

For many of our services, you don't need to even come into the library at all, but someone will always on hand to help you if you do. Our aim is to help our students become confident, individual learners. We've got self-issue and self-return machines so you can use our services without delays and there's also a special service if you're studying from a distance. Books can be renewed on-line, at the library or by telephone.

Our library will be one of your most important study resources during your time here and from day one, you'll get lots of help finding your way around our services.

Disabled access guide

For a detailed guide on accessing the Robertson Trust Library, please visit here.

Student support

At Edinburgh Napier we have a strong support network in place to assist you with whatever help and advice you may need to allow you to benefit and succeed on your programme of study. We want every student who comes to Edinburgh Napier to have an enjoyable and enriching experience.

Whether you need help with searching for funding, finding somewhere to live, careers advice or a confidential chat with a qualified counsellor, we have somebody to help you within the Student Hubs on each Campus. Dedicated support is available to students with disabilities and learning difficulties through our highly experienced Disability & Inclusion team.   

Our Student Mentors are a valuable source of information and support about the study techniques and tips they've discovered along the way. And if you wish to increase your employability skills in a structured way, our Confident Futures programme is free and a great opportunity for all students.

For those of you with English as your second language, we offer a range of English Language Support modules that will help build your confidence and improve your English in small groups, as well as pre-sessional English courses for those already accepted onto degree courses.

Health

Our state-of-the-art [EN]GAGE Fitness Studio at Sighthill Campus will help you get fit, stay active and  tone up in a friendly fitness environment. The facilities include a range of Inclusive Fitness Initiative accredited equipment and facilities including Cybex cardio-vascular and resistance machines, individual circuit training equipment and Power Plate Acceleration Training.