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Built Environment, Computing and Engineering: Associate Students

Library Subject Guide for students in the School of Computing/School of Engineering & the Built Environment.


This section is primarily for Associate Students currently studying at college before joining an Edinburgh Napier course and those who have just joined an Edinburgh Napier programme from college.

There is also useful information for other types of direct entrants - students joining an Edinburgh Napier programme in years 2, 3 or 4.

Associate Students Still At College

The guide below is aimed at students still at college. It assumes that as an Associate Student you have matriculated at Edinburgh Napier and have a student card & username/password for the Edinburgh Napier computing network. It will show you how to get access to Edinburgh Napier library resources. 

Direct Entrants

Welcome to Edinburgh Napier! Students join us from many different pathways: associate students, college students, from employment, form career breaks and from overseas. You are not alone! All direct entrants have lots of questions and need to get up to speed quickly. Myself and the Merchiston Library team are here to help you find, evaluate and use information to support your coursework and projects.

Associate Students

Congratulations on joining Edinburgh Napier! The next few weeks will be exciting, but they can be confusing or overwhelming too. It's really important to get up to speed as quickly as you can. Make sure you ask lots of questions of all staff (that's why we're here). 

We've probably met already, either at your college for a workshop about information skills, or if your college brought you along to a training day at Merchiston campus. Myself and the team at Merchiston Library are here to help you find your way around the library, work out how to use the online systems to find information, and give advice on evaluating and using information. 

If you have joined an Edinburgh Napier Computing programme, you should have attended an induction day in the summer. Kendall Richards and I took a session about finding evaluating and using information for coursework, and study skills. If you missed the session, see the guide on this page and if you have any questions please contact me.