NSA’s Sports and Societies: Why and How to Get Involved!

NSA Edinburgh Napier Students logoAs I previously explained what the NSA stands for and what it does for Edinburgh Napier students, I was also asked more than once to go over the various offerings for sport clubs and societies. Sports and societies have been existing at Edinburgh Napier since the 1970s and they want to reflect students’ interests so that the whole student experience is enriched. Both sport clubs and societies fall under the so-called ‘Team Napier’ and they are a great way not only to invest time in something you’re passionate about, but also to meet other people with similar interests ๐Ÿ™‚ These listed are the current offerings, however, if you’re very interested in a specific topic/sport and you’re able to prove that another three students are then you might be able to set up your own club or society ๐Ÿ™‚


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Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (NSA): What It Is and What It Does

NSA Edinburgh Napier UniversityThe Napier Students’ Association (NSA) is the organisation that alongside ISAS makes sure students have the best possible experience and achieve their full potential whilst studying at Edinburgh Napier University. The NSA represents the university’s student union and it can help you in many ways, from getting the necessary support for personal matters to keeping you entertained with social activities. When I was a student at Edinburgh Napier I did get involved in many NSA activities and I’m glad I did so because by doing that I met fantastic people and opened many doors for myself. Just to clarify, the NSA is a self-standing organisation and is run separately from the University (it’s run by the students for the students), but cooperates with the University on various levels e.g. to report problems or cooperate for different campaigns. Finally, their mutual goal is to make sure students are happy with their experience at Edinburgh Napier.

So what does the NSA do exactly?

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Edinburgh Napier University FAQ: Facebook Asked Questions – Part 2

FAQ Edinburgh Napier University Scotland

As we’ve already gone through some Facebook (Frequently) Asked Questions with Part 1ย , this Part 2 will give some further answers to other questions I am often asked in regards to how life as a student at Edinburgh Napier University was.

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Edinburgh Napier University FAQ: Facebook Asked Questions – Part 1

FAQ Edinburgh Napier University Scotland


Hello current, past or future Edinburgh Napier students!

After a long break from writing (during which I got my MSc and started my career in media advertising!), I am back with some more stories and insights about my experience as a student in Edinburgh. Recently, I have been receiving quite a few Facebook messages asking me some recurrent questions, so I thought I’d make a (Frequently) Facebook Asked Questionsย post for those who are considering the idea of studying at Edinburgh Napier University. This will be Part 1, which will be then followed by Part 2 for more insights. So, here we go!

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What happened after graduation?

Hi there everyone..!

It has been a while since the last time I wrote something. I actually thought that I would have had nothing else to say, however, I thought it would have been interesting writing something more about what happened after my graduation last June.

Right after graduation I actually flew to NYC for an amazing internship with a production company. During my time in NYC I met so many great people and learnt so much about one of my favourite industries (films & motion pictures) and had the time to read more about it during my commuting time. Useless to say, it was absolutely unforgettable and I am just so grateful for such an amazing opportunity ๐Ÿ™‚

NYC team film

NYC view skyline

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Graduation Day!

Edinburgh Napier University graduationAnd so the time has finally come! Yesterday morning I graduated top of my class and received the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) Award! Such wonderful moments that I surely will never forget! My family and friends have been so supportive from the very first day of University and it was an emotional moment for all of us getting together the ceremony! Two schools graduated yesterday, but the ceremonies are still on for other departments. As for my day, after the ceremony in Usher Hall (gorgeous, by the way!) we all moved to Craiglockhart for a gathering moment with all the guests and lecturers. We then left and headed to a restaurant for a meal with all my guests, which was the perfect ending of my day. I am truly grateful for everyone who helped me achieve what I achieved, and for all the people who supported me throughout my time at Edinburgh Napier.

So, the question is…what’s next? Well, I’m gonna leave Edinburgh in a few days for an adventure in New York and then fly directly from there to Sweden for my master in Lund. And then, after that, hopefully I’ll land the job that I’m really longing for which is in film entertainment, and specifically in the movie trailers/promotion field.

As for you, incoming and current Edinburgh Napier students, good luck with your experience and with your future! As for soon-to-be graduates, here’s a selection of some good articles on ‘What to do after graduation’..hope you’ll enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚

This also means that I’m now officially an Edinburgh Napier Alumn, so my student status is officially over (bittersweet!!). However, I’ll keep writing this blog because I keep receiving interesting questions from all over the world in regards to studying at Edinburgh Napier. So stay in the loop with future updates and feel free to contact me to find out more about living and studying in Edinburgh ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay hungry, stay foolish!!



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-1 week to Graduation: What’s next?

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One week to go. ONE WEEK TO GO! This does not even sound real! My friends and family are gonna join me from Italy, Scotland and US and I truly can’t believe this moment is almost here. Everything is ready: my gown, photography and evening buffet for my guests. I feel excited just thinking about next week, but at the same time I have that bittersweet feeling that makes me realise that I’m gonna have to leave both Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier. This makes me so sad I can’t even explain! However, I’m sure I’ll always keep in touch through the Alumni community, which kind of makes me feel better ๐Ÿ™‚

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Best tours for students: in Edinburgh and around Scotland

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It can be very frustrating feeling like travelling and not being able to afford it. However, there are many free tours out there. It is important to be aware that many tours that are advertised as ‘free’ actually mean that at the end you’re gonna be asked to leave a donation. So technically you could just leave and not pay, however it is not nice custom to do so…so make sure you’ve got at least a fiver (or whatever you think the tour was worth it) not to be surprised at the end!

As you may want to visit specific places around Scotland e.g.

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What’s up in Edinburgh? Events throughout the Year

Screen Shot 2013-06-17 at 1.29.46 PMIf there is one sure thing about Edinburgh, is that it won’t let you down in terms of entertainment! As it is commonly known as the city of festivals, Edinburgh has events for every age and interest all year round, so today I’m gonna give you my breakdown list!

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Sport in Edinburgh: to do and to watch

Scottish football fanScotland is not just a land of great nature, history and’s also a great place for sports! But what I have on mind is not the usual soccer game, or American football.. Today what I’d like to explore is:


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