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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 🙂 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 🙂


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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 1 , 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 Questions 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!

1. How did you apply to Edinburgh Napier University? Read the rest of this entry »


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Dissertation Submission and Last Presentations!

Dissertation Submitted!

Dissertation Submitted!

Today is the official submission date for dissertations for my course! Exciting times, but I must admit it does feel a little weird not having to worry about it anymore. I handed in mine a couple of days ago and I feel a little empty. I’m sure I’ll get used to this soon though 🙂 Now it’s time to work on the last big group project (which is worth 100%) and then my time at Napier will be done. SAD TIMES!

When you’ll get to this point yourselves, you may find that you’re a little lost. However, if you’ve been working on your ‘what to do after uni’ for a while I’m sure you’ll be fine. And if you haven’t…well, now it’s a good moment to start!

Don’t be afraid to ask your tutors for advice, they’ll be happy to help you figure out what’s the next step. I am very glad to be able to say that the support I received at Napier went well beyond the academic side of it, but helped me realise how to proceed after graduation.

If you’re not sure you’d like to complete your fourth year and so to complete your dissertation, think about it twice: you are given the chance to research a topic that you’re interested in, and so to create an incredibly valuable document for you and potential job applications afterwards. Why wasting this chance? 🙂
You won’t be left alone and you’ll find all the support you need to succeed. Also in terms of international students support, Napier will give you the chance to; attend free English classes to improve your second language (although these classes are open to everyone, not only to internationals), find out more about your credit transfer, help you with documents to travel around Europe. To find out more just follow the link. Furthermore, great support is also given by ISAS which works under the Edinburgh Napier Students Association (NSA). ISAS not only can help in matters of academic issues, but also with:

  • Funding, Money Management and Debt
  • Housing – tenancy, deposits, disputes etc.
  • Immigration and Visa issues
  • Employment rights
  • Health and welfare
  • Consumer rights
  • Problems on course – appeals, complaints etc.

As you’ll be able to find in the link I just provided, “Advisers are here to listen, help you explore your options, and make an informed decision. They will not judge you or discuss your situation with anyone else outside ISAS unless you give your permission for this to happen. Where necessary they will write letters on your behalf and/or make telephone enquiries, accompany you to meetings and/or formal University hearings with the aim of negotiating a solution or resolving the problem.” If you feel like you could benefit from this, please email

To sum up, my point wanted to be that either if you’re a local or if an international student you’ll be able to find all the support you need. So don’t be afraid to make the next step and become a Napier student! Pack your bags and be ready for four amazing years which culminate with an amazing project that will open many doors for your and your career 🙂



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Student Discounts: How to Make the Most of Your Student Status

STUDENT-DISCOUNTAs you are approaching the results for your degree at Edinburgh Napier, there is something you should do before you move here and freak out about the cost of living: being a student in Edinburgh is fantamagic.

In fact, your student status will allow you to get many discounts in several stores around the city. I know it sounds crazy (especially if from where you come from you’re lucky to get a special price just for your transportation), but here’s a list Read the rest of this entry »


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New Edinburgh Napier Prospectus: Have you Seen It?

Edinburgh Napier 2013 - 2014 Undergrad Prospectus

Edinburgh Napier 2013 – 2014 Undergrad Prospectus

Hi there peeps!

I bet you’re all super nervous/excited as in about one month you’ll all know if you’re admitted to study at Napier. Try not to freak out too much and be positive: if you’ve done your best and you really hope to get in, you will:) I still remember when I was waiting for the results, four years ago..hard to sleep, hard to wait! But then the results day arrived and
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Edinburgh and Friends from all over the World!

469663_3974019710294_1465454498_oWhen I first moved to Edinburgh I did not know anyone. But that was the engine of my enthusiasm to start with uni and meet all my new friends. If you are about to move to Edinburgh and  don’t really know what’s gonna happen, please keep reading:)

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Why Edinburgh?

My shot of Edinburgh, Fall 2012. Copyright carlottazorzi®

Hi there folks!

This week I decided to tell you a little more about why I chose to study specifically in Edinburgh, as I believe there are many of you out there wondering “Why Edinburgh” 🙂

When I started looking into higher education I had 2 criteria to satisfy: degrees offered and city to live in. I looked up at universities in Germany, Ireland, England, Wales, France..and Scotland, obviously. After a long research I came to the conclusion that Edinburgh was what I was looking for. As mentioned in my previous blog post, I found a degree that I simply loved and, particularly, I fell in love with what the city had to offer.

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