Student support

Our support services are here to help you get the most out of your time at Napier, and plan for your life after University. We provide academic and personal advice and guidance as well as support for students with a disability or health condition.

Study support services

Academic skills workshops

We offer online courses and a range of workshops to help you improve your academic skills and confidence in an informal setting. To find out more contact class@napier.ac.uk.

Academic support advisers

Our academic support advisers are available for informal, confidential assistance. They'll work with you on the areas you need to improve, such as time management or making the most of your exams. For advice about how we can help, contact class@napier.ac.uk

Get ready for University study

This online resource introduces you to some of the key skills you need for successful University-level study, with tips and advice from students in areas such as effective reading, academic writing, oral presentations, revision and exam strategies.

Confident Futures workshops

Designed by a team of industry-recognised consultants, these workshops develop a range of skills, attributes and attitudes that help you progress in studies, work and life. Workshops include assertiveness, creative problem solving, goal setting, managing conflict and networking.

Students with disabilities

We welcome students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Our disability and inclusion team supports students with temporary or long-term health conditions, disabilities and additional needs.

Careers support services

Employer mentoring

Our employer mentoring programme offers Scottish-domiciled students the chance to be matched with a workplace-based mentor. You’ll have the opportunity to get advice on CVs and applications, recruitment processes, interview techniques and how to grow your network.

Careers advice

Our careers team provides information, advice and guidance to help you achieve your career goals. We offer a range of services including CV workshops, one-to-one sessions and employer events to help you choose and apply for jobs, and meet potential employers.

Personal support services

Counselling and mental wellbeing

Our counselling service offers non-judgemental and accepting environment by dedicated and qualified counsellors.

  • One to one assessment and counselling, in general, up to 5 sessions.
  • Student can self-refer by e-mailing counselling@napier.ac.uk.
  • Short-term counselling can include student-lead exploration and goal orientation. This can include explorations and goals regarding your studies as well as your life in general.
  • Counselling can help with building emotional resilience during periods in a student’s life when they are feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed.  
  • Counselling offers a space that allows for support and exploration of personal and relational difficulties (past or present) where the student can develop new resources and coping strategies.
  • As a service we can, with the student’s agreement, also look at referral to other support within the community.
Our counsellors can help you by providing:
  • a confidential space to talk about things
  • a sensitive, listening environment
  • help to manage stress and anxiety
  • a range of therapeutic approaches

Our mental health advisers can help if you:

  • have an existing mental health condition
  • are feeling anxious or depressed
  • are worried about your mental health
  • want to plan how to stay well while at university

Faith and spirituality

We have a range of facilities and support available to everyone. Quiet rooms are located at each campus and can be used for prayer or somewhere to relax. For further information contact spiritualcare@napier.ac.uk.

Nightline

Nightline is a confidential support and information service run by students for students. You can talk to someone from 8pm to 8am online or by calling 0131 557 4444.

Student mentors

Student mentors can offer friendly, informal support and advice to help you through your studies. All of our mentors are trained students who have been studying with us for at least one year and understand the challenges you are facing.

International student support

The international support team is dedicated to advising and supporting international students from before you arrive in the UK. We’ll help you plan and prepare for your studies and give you advice on living in Edinburgh. Contact us on internationalsupport@napier.ac.uk or call +44 (0)333 900 6040.

Disability and inclusion

We welcome students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Our disability and inclusion team supports students with temporary or long-term health conditions, disabilities and additional needs. Contact us on 0131 455 2929 or email disabilityandinclusion@napier.ac.uk.

ENSA Advice

If you need help with any aspect of managing your money, such as budgeting advice and debt counselling, ENSA Advice at Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association can help you.