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Edinburgh Napier Experience #EdNapierExp - Day 1

A group of 5 of us bloggers were very kindly invited to experience Edinburgh Napier University and what it had to offer for prospective students and also to tour the city. 

I was really nervous because I had never met the other bloggers on the trip but by the end it was like I'd known them forever!

A taxi picked us up from Middlesbrough train station at 7am (very early, i know) and we were on our was to the University. We stayed in the lovely Bainfield Accommodation which is probably one of the nicest University accommodations I've seen, as you can see from the pictures it's very spacious and modern. We were greeted by the lovely Rachel and the University photographer Alan. 

 First on our agenda was a tour of the Merchiston Campus this houses Music, Engineering and Media. The facilities at this campus were incredible. The Music studio was amazing, it was broken up in to Classical Music, Popular Music and Masters student areas, meaning that there was different equipment in each that could accommodate for the genre. The staff were so enthusiastic about their department and the facilities that they had which made the atmosphere very motivational and friendly. They said that students really appreciate the facilities because after graduation the studio costs a whopping £500 a day to hire!! 

We then toured Engineering which is a field that again none of us were familiar with. Again the facilities and teaching staff were brilliant. I found that I was almost in awe of everything because it was a completely different discipline to the likes of studying law. Everything seemed to be geared towards letting the students take control and the lecturer would guide them. There are a variety of engineering courses that Edinburgh Napier runs, for example Materials or Automotive and Control. The thing I found the most interesting was actually the Robotics Lab, where as you can see in the first photo we were shown all about 3D printers and how they work which blew my mind.

Media was the next stop where we were shown how to use a green screen and got to chat to one of the media students. Again the facilities were great there was hundreds of IMacs which were fully equipped with all the Adobe Creative Package making it very easy for students to access. 

Nighttime - After our tour of the campus we went back to the accommodation for a yummy Dominoes and then headed off to see Joe Lycett (a Comedian) at the fringe festival which was brilliant. This happens every August and is perfect for students as it's cheap and there is something new going on every day. 

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Day 2 will be up in 2 days!


  1. These are such fabulous pictures Amy! Had such a lovely time meeting you <3

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

    1. It was so lovely to meet you too <3 x

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