Students helping students

Who better to talk to about being a student than an actual current student? 

Widening Participation (WP) student ambassadors are a group of friendly, experienced current students who are here to share their own experiences with you. Come along to our events or simply get in touch and we can set up an opportunity to talk through any questions you might have.

Social media is a big part of your life, right? Us too. That’s why we have a team of WP ambassadors (some who were in your place last year) who aim to make your entry into the university as easy as it can be by running a digital transition and induction programme that you can dip in and out of.

Establish students outside Sighthill

As soon as you are offered an unconditional place (congrats by the way – you nailed it!) and make us your firm choice, you will receive an email invite from the ESTABLISH team to join a closed Facebook group 

alongside other students who have been offered an unconditional firm.  If you want to get an idea of the kind of content which is available in the closed group, check out the ESTABLISH Facebook page. From there we will link you to our YouTube channel, our Insta, our Snapchat and other channels. 

This is a network for you to ask questions and share and read relevant content – and with no staff presence you can ask any question you like! We jump from how to matriculate, to where you can get all the best discounts across the city to where you can park for free around campus. We also hold digital meet-ups over the summer for you to meet other students if you want to.

You can access the ESTABLISH network over your whole first year to benefit from ‘what worked for us’ sessions, exam prep support, mini groups for peer support (that generally means lots of coffee and a chance to moan about life) and much more.

Please drop us an email if you would like more info establish@napier.ac.uk.

What our students say

“Those who run the group seem to care deeply about the experience of Edinburgh Napier’s new students, encouraging them to develop themselves continuously during their time as a student. Personally, I believe this makes them an invaluable addition to any first year's experience of university.”
– Levi-Ryan Struthers, 1st Year, BA English

“I think the Establish project is an amazing contribution which is built on student engagement and inclusiveness which really makes a difference for the students […] I would have loved to have been a part of a community like Establish at the beginning of my studies, in order to help me get used to the new environment and meet different people.”
Shelby Brown, 3rd Year BA Criminology and ESTABLISH ambassador

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Get in touch

The Widening Participation team is always around to answer any questions you might have, big or small. Call us on 0131 455 2300 or drop us a line.