Discover how Edinburgh Napier supports ex Service men and women of the Armed Forces.

Gary Seath, Claire Biggar and Alistair Sambell, with Lieutenant General Tyrone Urch, receiving the Armed Forces Coventant Gold Award in London, in November 2019 Armed Forces Golden awardsWe are committed to ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly and are not disadvantaged within the delivery of our services and policy making. We declared this publicly by signing the Armed Forces Covenant and were presented with a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme in June 2016. We were then awarded a silver award in September 2017 and in August 2019 we are proud to be awarded the Gold Award.

Why Edinburgh Napier?

War Poets Collection

Craiglockhart Campus has a long association with the armed forces. During the First World War it was used as a hospital for the treatment of shell-shocked Officers. It is also where poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon met in 1917. Today it is home to the War Poets Collection which contains an array of documents, photographs, film and memorabilia. The War Poets Collection is a permanent display open to the public for self-guided visits during campus opening hours or contact to arrange a guided visit.

Press coverage

Please click the link below to view all coverage relating to Armed Forces activity. If you wish to speak to our Press Office, contact

Get in touch

Within Edinburgh Napier University, we have a Network of Armed Force Champions (in the Admissions Team, Widening Participation Team, HR Team and across the Schools) and dedicated Academic and Research Leads who are pleased to engage with the Armed Forces community. Please contact Claire Biggar who can direct you to the relevant Champion.

Claire Biggar

Please contact the Armed Forces Lead for the university, Claire Biggar, for further information

Maggie Anderson

For information with regards to study at Edinburgh Napier University, please contact Maggie.

Dr Gerri Matthews-Smith

For information regarding military research conducted by Edinburgh Napier University, please contact Dr Gerri Matthews-Smith.