Our Sighthill campus serves more than 5,000 students and staff of the Schools of Applied Sciences and Health & Social Care. Facilities include life-like hospital wards, a clinical skills suite, sports science labs and our [EN]GAGE sports centre.
Our Sighthill campus was completely refurbished in 2011 and is situated to the west of the city centre. It's home to two schools:
As befits a centre for science, our Sighthill campus boasts all the facilities required for group and independent study as well as technical research. It's also home to our [EN]GAGE sports centre, where you can take part in a wide variety of sports, use the gym or attend one of the many regular fitness classes.
- Sport and exercise science labs
- Environmental chamber to simulate high-altitude conditions
- Biotech labs
- 1,000 sq m clinical skills centre including mock hospital wards and high-dependency unit
- Five-storey Learning Resource Centre (LRC), with cafe, library and IT facilities plus stunning views over Edinburgh
- Four-storey atrium with Starbucks franchise
- [EN]GAGE gym and sports hall
Our Sighthill campus is well-served by public transport to and from the centre of the city, including the Edinburgh Trams system, and is less than five miles from Edinburgh airport. In addition, there are numerous cycle paths in the area and bike storage facilities on site.
Several Lothian Buses services from the city centre and Edinburgh Airport stop close to the campus:
Edinburgh boasts a very efficient network of environmentally friendly buses that will take you all across the city and out to the suburbs. All our campuses are served by Lothian Buses offers for a flat-rate fare throughout the city, making getting to university cheap and easy. What's more, full-time students are also eligible for a Student Ridacard offering discounted travel.
- Services 3,21,25,32,34, 36 and Citylink 300 from the city centre stop at bus stop 'Sighthill Shops' on Calder Road.
- Services 2,12 and 22 from the city centre stop at bus stop 'Bankhead (W)' on Bankhead Drive.
- Citylink 300 from Edinburgh Airport (Stance F) stops at bus stop 'Sighthill' on Calder Road.
- Service 36 serves all three of our campuses.
A Transport for Edinburgh app is available free for smartphones and offers live bus information and electronic ticketing.
The Edinburgh Trams service is a great way to travel across the city. From Newhaven, through Leith, along Princes Street, past Haymarket and out to the airport, the tram is direct and also operates on a flat rate fare or you can use your Ridacard.
Getting to our Sighthill campus by tram is easy – just get off at the 'Bankhead' stop. To get here from Edinburgh Airport, take the tram with the destination 'Newhaven' and alight at the 'Bankhead' stop (approximately 16 minutes). Cross Bankhead Drive, and continue walking up to the University (approximately 10 minutes on foot).
A Transport for Edinburgh app is available free for smartphones and offers live tram information and electronic ticketing.
Edinburgh Park railway station is around 1.5km away while Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket are situated in the city centre. From Edinburgh Waverley, take a Lothian Bus 3, 22 or 25 from Princes Street, or you can get bus number 3 or 25 at Haymarket, from the Dalry Road stop, or an Edinburgh Tram from directly outside the station.
Timetables and further information on rail services can be found through National Rail Enquiries.
Edinburgh is home to an expanding network of cycle paths and covered and secure bike storage as well as shower facilities are available at the campus. The City of Edinburgh Council publishes useful information on planning cycle routes within the city.
The campus is situated on the main A71 road to the west of the city. It is easily accessible from the M8, M9 and Edinburgh City Bypass. Please note that on-campus parking is strictly by permit only, with limited on-street parking available in the surrounding area.
Disabled access guide
For a detailed access guide to our Sighthill campus, please visit here.