Get to know: Edinburgh Campus
With Edinburgh Campus being so big, it can be difficult to know where to go for what. We've collated some frequently asked questions to help you out and get familiar with your new campus...
Where can I study?
Open 24/7 during semester and exam times, you'll have your pick of over 700 individual and group study spaces across 2 learning commons.
Can I get cash out?
For those takeaways and taxis! Find one in the Hugh Nisbet Building (free to use) and another in the Student Union Building. Just follow the 'cash machine' icons if you're not sure.
Where can I pick up a snack?
Open till 10 pm during the week, the Student Shop (located on the ground floor of the Hugh Nisbet Building) sells a range of snacks and stationery as well as groceries. Perfect for anybody living in self-catered accommodation if you've run out of milk!
I'm hungry, where can I go?
If you can't be bothered cooking or want a hearty lunch between lectures, the Student Union offers a range of meals. You can also find more catering outlets in the Hugh Nisbet Building, from salads, hot dishes to a choice of international cuisine.
I need a coffee fix!
No problem! We have a fair amount of coffee shops- give Liberty's in the Student Union, Deweys in the Postgraduate Centre and The Piece in the Hugh Nisbet building a go and pick your fave.
Is there parking?
We encourage students to be as sustainable as possible, we offer a Lifeshare Scheme and you can park for free at any of the car park located on the map.
How can I get around?
If you cycle, there are plenty of places to leave your bike (and some showers if it's a particularly hot day!) Otherwise, the campus has regular buses into town.
Good to know: The Union canal runs from the centre of the city all the way past Heriot-Watt which means you don’t have to cycle on the busy roads to get here.
Who can I go to for help?
Whatever the problem- worried about money, struggling with your studies or finding it difficult to integrate, our Student Services (based in the Hugh Nisbet Building) are on hand to support you. The Students' Union also offers services and facilities (located next to Leonard Horner Hall.)
Did you know? We have a hairdresser on campus too! Based next to the Student Shop, it's ideal for a quick chop between lectures.