A while back, a bunch of us North East bloggers were invited to experience Edinburgh Napier University on what it had to offer as well as sight-seeing at the Fringe Festival. Last week the trip finally came around and here’s exactly what we got up to on our 3 day Scottish adventure!
A private mini bus picked me, Gianni (TheGEdit), Megan (ThumbelinaLillie), Carli (TeaBee) and Amy (AmyGatenby) all up from Middlesbrough at 7am for a 3 hour journey! The hours flew by while we all catched up chatting away and before we knew it, we had arrived at our student accommodation: Bainfield. We were greeted by the lovely Rachel and University Photographer Alan.
We entered our penthouse flat and I couldn’t believe how spacious and smart it looked! We all got our own room – that even had our names on! The student rooms were spacious and sleek but you could feel that you could definitely make it your own too, you even get your own en-suite!
After we unpacked and settled in with breakfast, Rachel and Michelle took us for a tour of Merchiston Campus – the University School of Music, Engineering and Media. This school had the best musical equipment I’ve ever seen at a university. They had everything from musical instruments, Mac computers, sound proof rooms and all the latest technology to record music! You felt like you were in a real recording studio – it was crazy. These rooms were also 24hrs for current students to get all the practice they need! We then headed over to Computing and Engineering. Their library was HUGE compared to most universities I’ve seen. We had a little tour around on what students are expected to learn and do. They have so many different types of degrees in engineering that I didn’t even know about. They also showed us a 3D printer that you can programme to make different objects such as bracelets. I’d never seen one before so it was incredible to see how those machines worked.The University staff hosted a gorgeous lunch spread with a mixture of meats, salads and much more! Then on the afternoon a lot more on my field was a Media workshop! We went into a green screen room and filmed our own little video! I had a spot of photo-shopping and it was nice to meet a media student like me! We even did a little Employability workshop that Napier University run to gain career skills that are well needed after us students graduate!
We then went back to our own student pad and got ourselves ready for the night-time. The university treated us to Dominoes pizza and we headed out to a comedy show at the Fringe Festival. Joe Lycett was brilliantly funny. We had such a great day and ended the night watching the firework display and a tour of the city at night!
Check out Napier University’s website to find out more, click here!
This trip was paid for by Edinburgh Napier University. All opinions and views throughout the posts are my own.