Napier Students' Association is...
01. Yours - it belongs collectively to
all 14000 Edinburgh Napier University students. You automatically
become a member of the organisation when you matriculate.
02. Student Led – there is an inbuilt majority of students on the Board of Trustees which sets the goals and directions for the organisation and the Student Executive and Councils are all-student elected bodies making and enacting policy to support students.
03. Democratic - it takes student interests and views and represents them where they can make a difference to decisions – whether at school or faculty level, university-wide or in the Parliament.
04. Responsive - it’s here to listen to all Edinburgh Napier students, not only those who shout the loudest, to discover their aspirations, develop constructive solutions to problems and try to make the student experience a positive one.
05. Independent - it is a partner in the university community, but with the freedom to act for the students as best it can, even if this means disagreeing with the university sometimes.
06. Active - NSA is committed and busy trying to win improvements for the students.
07. Diverse - ENU’s student body is diverse in origin, and in terms of its needs and aspirations. NSA celebrates the broad demographic that makes up the student body at Edinburgh Napier and strives to make sure that all students are given the opportunities to make the best of their student experience.
08. Caring - on a policy level but also one to one. NSA’s elected officers pursue general student interests through policy and campaigning, but NSA also provides ISAS – the Independent Student Advice Service – to give individual students confidential and professional one-to-one advice on course, money and other matters when they need it.
09. A Provider of Volunteering and Development Opportunities – sporty people, playing competitively or for fun and fitness, members of societies, programme representatives, delegates to conferences, members of committees and our Executive/Board of Trustees, volunteering...lots of activities and so many opportunities to get involved, learn new skills and have fun.
10. A Friendly Face - to welcome you to student life. NSA stages a Freshers’ Week full of events to welcome you to student life and provide opportunities for you to meet other students and help you settle in. It also runs a Napier night at a city night-club on Wednesday to build the Napier spirit across campus.