Religion and faith

We have spaces for prayer and quiet on every campus, and you'll find plenty of places in Edinburgh that will cater for your personal religious and spiritual needs.

Quiet rooms

  • Merchiston campus has two quiet rooms that are used for male and female prayer rooms at appropriate times. We also have a shower room with washing facilities.
  • The quiet room at our Sighthill campus is located in 1.B.04, and washing facilities are available nearby in the female and male toilets.
  • At Craiglockhart campus the quiet room is 4/32. A shower room is available along the corridor. These facilities are located on the fourth floor and are accessible either by stairs or a lift.

Places of worship

Edinburgh hosts places of worship for most major religious traditions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism.

You can find a list of places of worship on myNapier.

Dietary needs

Edinburgh is an international city, and you won't have any trouble finding specialist food, including for vegetarian, kosher and halal diets.

Our campus cafes serve kosher and halal meals on special holidays, including Eid and Yom Kippur. Ask cafe staff for more information.

Outside of the University, you'll be able to buy kosher and halal food from most large supermarkets, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants around the city that will be happy to cater for your requirements.


Nightline is a student listening service which is open at night and run by students for students.

For most students your time at university is a positive experience however for some it can be characterised by periods of stress, anxiety, loneliness and depression. Nightline offers you a safe space to talk about your feelings or whatever’s troubling with without fear of being judged or ridiculed.

You can contact Nightline by visiting their website or calling on 0131 557 4444.

Nightline also offer an instant messenger service between 8pm and 8am.