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Sighthill Campus – January 2011 Students from the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences will be based at the new Sighthill Campus from January 2011.

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1 Sighthill Campus – January 2011 Students from the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences will be based at the new Sighthill Campus from January 2011.

2 Location The Sighthill Campus is located in the west of the city just off the A71 Calder Road.

3 Why are we moving? The benefits: The Sighthill Campus has been used by Edinburgh Napier previously. As part of the Universitys Estate Strategy the campus has been redeveloped with the original spine block being renovated and three new buildings added. The work has been completed on time and on budget. Edinburgh Napier is committed to providing the best facilities for our students and in turn help you get the best out of your time with us. The new Sighthill Campus will mean Edinburgh Napier will now have three main campuses, one for each of our faculties. Students will have easier access to academic and support staff as well as cutting edge facilities. The new campus has a number of environmental features. Sustainability has been key part of the planning. Low carbon emission and effective energy performance are important elements of the building.

4 Who is moving to Sighthill and when? Key Facts: It is only Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences students that will move in January Faculty staff and Professional Services staff will also be in the building as will the Principals Office. From January 2011 you will no longer have any classes at Comely Bank or Canaan Lane. There will be over 500 staff and 2,500 students based at the new campus. More information can be found by clicking the Sighthill banner on the student portal or by using this link:

5 The Facilities The new campus will include: A modern four-storey atrium with cafe, catering outlet and space to meet friends and colleagues. PC labs with brand new IT equipment. There is also wi-fi access throughout the campus. Three modern lecture theatres, the largest holding 350 people. 22 seminar rooms and classrooms of varying sizes to suit different types of teaching. 25 specialised teaching rooms, including clinical skills laboratories, six project rooms and five research rooms. Five-storey Learning Resource Centre, with a double height space on the top floor, with spectacular views to the east of Edinburgh.

6 The Facilities Sports Centre A separate brand new sports facility has been built at the campus for use by all students of the University. There is a sports hall large enough for two basketball-sized courts or eight badminton courts. The hall can also be set up for volleyball, netball, hockey and 5-a-side football. FHLSS will also have laboratory spaces adjacent to the main sports hall, with the ability for the biomechanics laboratory to extend into the hall for specific project work. The fitness suite will contain all the latest exercise equipment and over 500 fitness classes per year. Student membership fees will be £100 per year. Free for Sports Science students. The Centre will be open seven days per week, 7.30am – 10pm Monday to Friday, and from 8.30am – 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

7 Opening Times Building opening times: Monday to Friday – 7am – 10pm. Saturday & Sunday – 7am – 6pm. Main Dining Area: Monday to Friday - 8am – 3pm. Starbucks Cafe: Monday to Friday - 8am -5pm. There will be a number of vending machines on campus.

8 Travel Buses The following buses all currently stop on Calder Road. Real time bus information will be displayed on screens in the reception/atrium area. Lothian bus services 3, 3A, minutes from Haymarket. 30 minutes from North Bridge. Lothian bus services 34 and minutes from Fountainbridge. 31 minutes from Forrest Road. These buses are all accessible from Edinburgh Napiers Student Accommodation. Lothian bus services 21 and 32 also provide a less frequent bus service to the campus, from the north of the city and the Wester Hailes/Clovenstone area. Lothian bus services 2, 18, 12, 21, 22 all service Edinburgh Park and the Gyle Centre. These buses stop at the Broomhouse roundabout behind Stevenson College, which is about a 5-10 minute walk.

9 Travel Buses from West Lothian First Bus Services: X26, 27, X27, 28, X28, X32, X33 and 427 all stop on the Calder Road. Buses from East Lothian First Bus Services: 62A, 62B & 62 service Melrose, Peebles, Penicuik and Edinburgh. X95 services Carlisle, Galashiels, Eskbank and Edinburgh. Students travelling from East Lothian will in most cases need to get a bus into Edinburgh and then connect to Sighthill Campus, via bus or train.

10 Travel Lothian buses will monitor the demand for the services that run along Calder Road and adapt services if necessary. More details on bus routes and frequency can be found on The entrance road to the campus at Sighthill Court has been designed to accommodate a turning circle for buses coming in from Calder Road, however Lothian Buses have not yet confirmed if they will use this facility. There will not be an intercampus bus service. In terms of on-street parking, Sighthill Bank will continue to have single yellow 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. 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.

11 Travel Trains There are two train stations near to the new campus. Edinburgh Park is around a 15 minute walk and South Gyle is around 25 minutes. Edinburgh Park is serviced by two trains: the 230 between Edinburgh and Bathgate and the 230 between Newcraighall and Dunblane. Both services run every 30 minutes on weekdays. South Gyle is serviced by: the 242 between Edinburgh and Cowdenbeath, the 242 between Edinburgh and Glenrothes and the 242 between Edinburgh and Markinch. Trains from Livingston North and South also stop at this station. Students travelling from East Lothian and Newcraighall would need to get a train to Edinburgh Waverley and connect. More information can be found on the First Scotrail website:

12 Travel A new pedestrian crossing and right hand turn for vehicles is planned to be built in the future. As part of our planning consent, we contributed money to the Council to build these but they have not confirmed when they will start work on them. During the short term, if you are coming into Sighthill from the city on the bus, you will need to use the underpass to access the campus, as it involves crossing Calder Road. We know that these are an absolute priority for our students and staff so we are pressing the Council strongly to start this work as soon as possible Buses will not be able to directly access the campus until the right hand turn is developed. When leaving the campus there will be real time bus information in the reception so you will know exactly what time to leave the campus to go to the bus stop. If you are heading in the direction of the city, you will not need to use the underpass as the bus stops are on the same side of Calder Road as the campus.

13 Travel Cycling: There are bike paths to the north and south of the new campus. There are designated areas for cycle racks – which will include some lockable storage. There will also be access to showers within the sports facility for cyclists, but the opening times for the sports facility and system for how this will work has yet to be confirmed. More details can be found on bike paths can be found on The City of Edinburgh Council website.

14 Sighthill Campus – external shot

15 Chemistry laboratory

16 Learning Resource Centre – top floor

17 Learning Resource Centre – PC Lab

18 The Atrium

19 The National Student Survey Conducted by IPSOS Mori Open to final year undergraduate students Quick and easy to complete Results available on to help prospective students make informed decisions of where and what to study 2011 is Edinburgh Napiers 3 rd year of participating in the survey The survey will be open for Edinburgh Napier students to take part from the 17 th of January 2011, all eligible students will receive an from IPSOS Mori inviting them to take part


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