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Campuses

Sighthill campus

Sighthill Court, Edinburgh, EH11 4BN

Sighthill Campus

Our state-of-the-art campus is home to the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences. It provides a modern, purpose-built, sustainable building with premier learning and teaching facilties, including:

  • 22 seminar rooms, 25 specialised teaching rooms, nine clinical skills laboratories such as life-like Hospital Wards including High Dependency Unit (HDU) simulator suites which mimic intensive care treatment areas for training nurses, state-of-the-art crime scene and forensics rooms, six project rooms and five research rooms.
  • [EN]GAGE sports centre which, in addition to a 200m² gym and 1,200m² sports hall, includes a biomechanics laboratory and an environmental chamber which can recreate high altitude conditions and different temperatures.
  • Five-storey Learning Resource Centre (library and IT facilities) with floor to ceiling windows on the top floor which enjoy a spectacular 180° view taking in Blackford Hill, Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat.
  • Three modern lecture theatres, the largest holds 350 people.
  • An open plan, four-storey atrium with a healthy eating café and Starbucks franchise.

 

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Bus routes from city centre

 

every 10 mins via Newington Rd, Princes St, Haymarket and Dalry.
18 every hour via the new Royal Infirmary, Colinton Rd and Westside Plaza.
20 from Gyle and Wester Hailes.
21 every 15 mins via the new Royal Infirmary, Portobello, Ferry Rd, Queensferry Rd and Drum Brae.
25 every 10 mins via Leith Walk, Princes St, Haymarket and Dalry.Lothian buses logo
32 mornings & evenings only via Ferry Rd, Queensferry Rd and Drum Brae.
34 every 12 mins via London Rd, Leith Walk, Princes St, Lothian Rd and Fountainbridge.
35 every 12 mins via Easter Rd, Abbeyhill, South Bridge, Lothian Rd, Fountainbridge, Gorgie Rd, Gyle and Airport.

The buses shown above stop at various points around the campus. 

To other campuses

 

Craiglockhart 35 and connect to 4 at Slateford.

Merchiston 11, 15, 16 or 23 to Princes Street and then connect to Sighthill.

Driving

From the west take the M8 until you reach Hermiston Gait. Take the 3rd exit towards Edinburgh West, then stay in the left hand lane and take the first exit at the next roundabout. Follow this road through one roundabout, then exit the dual carriageway just after the BP garage.

From the south or east take the city bypass (A720) to Calder junction. Take the third exit, then follow this road through one roundabout. Exit the dual carriageway just after the BP garage.

Only staff with a permit and authorised visitors are allowed to park on campus. Sighthill Bank has single and double yellow lines along most of its length. Broomhouse Road has restricted parking all day. If you do choose to park your car on the street then you do so at your own risk. If you do not have an Edinburgh Napier parking permit it is advisable to use public transport to get to the campus. If you are an official visitor, please ask the member of staff that you're visiting to reserve a visitor parking space for you.

Student permit applications can only be accepted where availability allows. Please note that there is no automatic guarantee that students will be allowed to park at any campus, as the permit scheme allocation is designed primarily for staff and disabled students.

Opportunities for car sharing are available through the City of Edinburgh Council's Tripshare website, and we have two City Car Club vehicles on site. Park and ride facilities are available throughout Edinburgh, including Hermiston Gait and Newcraighall Train Station. 

Trains

Edinburgh Park, South Gyle and Wester Hailes train stations are all within close walking distance of Sighthill. Open each train station link for more information on the station, as well as services that stop at each station. For many services, you will have to change trains at either Waverley or Haymarket. The Journey Check website, linked to Scotrail, shows departure and arrival times from all train stations.

Trams

 

Bankhead Stop to Princes Street is 20 mins.

Cycling

Cycle routes can be found to the north and south of the new campus, and there are 170 designated cycle parking spaces at Sighthill. 100 of these are under cover in locked storage areas. For a key to the facility please email Security. Access to is available within [EN]GAGE Sports Centre

More details on bike paths can be found on The City of Edinburgh Council website or from SPOKES, a local cycling charity who produce excellent maps. The CycleStreets website can help you plan your cycle journey, and you can even add a filter for quieter routes.