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Watch: Degree show launch night

Take a look back at all the goings on from our amazing degree show launch night.

Friends and family gathered with students to celebrate the host of talent that was produced this year, with awards being given to some of the more stand out student projects.

For more information on the degree show and all our events visit us here

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney, Films by Karlie Simmonds

Awards: Graphic design

The winner of this years graphic design “best in show” category is final year student Scott Farquhar.

Scott Farquhar (Right) after receiving best in show award

Scott won the award for his ingenious gender bending barbie fusion project. The project is an investigation into the stereotypes that drive children’s toys and how we approach them.

For more information on all the events going on at this years degree show visit us here

Films by Karlie Simmonds, Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

Todays events


2pm – 4pm Drop in anytime!   MA Studios      FREE

Don’t miss another wonderful music performance today at Merchiston! The performance will be held by Paul Ferguson. Come along to hear and discuss excerpts of classic albums in stereo and surround sound in a recording studio environment.

This event comes as part of the edinburgh napier degree show 2016, so make sure to take a look around campus at the incredible work on display by our final year students!

For more information on all our events visit us here

On display: Photography

Make sure to visit our photography department at merchiston campus this week to see the fantastic work produced by our students.

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all the art work on display has been produced by fourth year students for their final year projects and cover a range of themes and styles from iconic woodland shots to full frontal male nudity.

Also amongst the projects is best in show award winner “Denied” created by photography student Denitsa Toshirova.

By having the sitters photographed from behind, denied questions the traditional formula of the ID photograph. The project aims to open up a wider debate around the power of looking, focusing on the viewers individual interpretation as a means of exploring stereotypes and common prejudice.

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

Music performance tonight!

Don’t forget to come along to our second music performance of today at 8pm!

come along to St. Giles cathedral tonight for a free performance by Nina Whiteman (RNCM) singing music by Fabrice Fitch (RNCM), John Hails (ENU), and others.

this event is free for everyone and there is no need to book, simply drop in and say hello!

more info on this event can be found here

Todays events: Music recital

make sure to come along to another of our unmissable music performances today at Merchiston campus!

todays free performance by Haftor Medbøe, Pete Furniss, Rebecca di Rollo entitled Bitter Together Again will  be held at 2pm in room A78!


Todays Events: music recitals

Come along to merchiston campus at 4pm today to enjoy a wondrous music recital by John Hails.

All our music recitals are free to everyone and there is no need to book, simply drop in to room A78 for some of the best talents Napier has to offer!

For more information on all our events visit us here

EVENTS: what is it about minecraft?

4pm Room B2      FREE  and no need to book, simply come along!

Tom's pictureAre you muddled by Minecraft?  Is it really worth 2.5 billion dollars? Are there any positive benefits to it?  What happens when you actively engage with young people and Minecraft?  Are you worried that your children spend far too much time in a world you simply don’t understand?

Lecturer Tom Flint has been studying Minecraft from a psychological point of view for the past 4 years.  His latest project is a mixed reality game created in collaboration with Jupiter Artland and pupils from Ratho Primary School for the Edinburgh International Science Festival. This talk will cover 3 topics:

  1. A tourist’s guide to Minecraft
  2. Positive uses of Minecraft.
  3. Jupiter Artland in Minecraft.

For more info on all our degree show events visit us here

Events: Tuesday’s hip hop performance

Edinburgh napier lecturer Dave Hook today gave an impressive hip hop performance with his group Stanley Odd. The music recital featured an hour long set to a number of students in Napiers own music rooms.

Scottish Hip hop has seen a rise in popularity in recent years with many groups realising untapped potential within the harsh lyricism and powerful beats that the genre provides.

take a look at our gallery below:

for more information on all our degree show events visit us here

Films produced by Karlie Simmonds, photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

Events: Music mondays

Students and members of the public gathered on Monday the 23rd may of may for a spectacular performance/ presentation in modern sound production Technology.

IMG_9478Simon Stokes, a representative of Ableton UK, performed an hour and a half masterclass in the production, sourcing and mixing of music using a variety of modern technologies.

IMG_9474Simon Stokes is the owner and head tutor of Shoogle Studios, Scotland’s leading electronic music studio. As a lifelong music lover and trained audio engineer, he has played many instruments over the years, but found his passion for synthesizers and drum machines in the late ‘90s.


Releasing house and techno music on record labels worldwide, Simon began to share his knowledge of Live in 2007, teaching individuals from his home studio whilst touring Europe as a DJ and live act.


IPA Awards

Two teams from Edinburgh Napier have triumphed in the inaugural IPA Scotland Student Advertising Awards.

Corina Cristea & Julie Geiger and Kendra Bodles & Laura Scott joined Edinburgh University student Mo Sriskulpinyo in lifting the prestigious prizes on the night.

Their winning ideas ranged from creating a campaign which encourages parents to be their children’s green superheroes, to using worms to highlight human food waste, to an app that connects to energy meters to display usage in real-time.

All five win paid placements within leading Scottish advertising agencies and the overall Grand Prix winners – Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger – also share the £1000 prize money.

Here is a full list of awards (cash prizes) given by Brian Coane, Chairman IPA Scotland, at the Degree Show:

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best in Show and Planning in Advertising – Kendra Bodles.

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best Achievement for Campaign Creation and Digital Creative – Megan Bryden.

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best Achievement for Digital Creative – Jake Bartanus, Laura

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Best Achievement for Concept Creation- Mairi Wilson, Niall
McKenna, Danny Hill.

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. IPA award winners.

Consistently Good Work – Aisling Holling, Corina Cristea, Judit Kajel.

Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016
Creative Degree SHow opening night 2016. Alumni Hall of Fame. Winners Yme Gorter and Paul J. De Ridder of WAAI creative Agency

Also awarded were Graduates from 2014 Yme Gorter and Paul de Ridder into the
Alumni Hall of Fame.

Corina Cristea and Julie Geiger were the IPA winners for Media Strategy and the overall President’s Award winner.

Awards: Susan Henry presents IPA award for creativity

Our very own multiple award-winning Susie Henry (recently retired Programme
Leader of MSc Creative Advertising) presents the inaugural IPA Award for
Creativity to Laura Scott and Kendra Bodles.

Creative Advertising Awards

The evening at Summerhall gave our students a valuable opportunity to
network and meet many of the industry professionals that have provided guest
lectures and live projects, and the potential to make new contacts which may
lead to work experience over the summer trimester.

TODAY’S EVENTS: Wee Replicators and more!

looking for something to entertain the little ones today? then why not come along to our FREE Wee replicators event for children aged 6+.

Learn all about 3D printers and how to use them. Try your hand at using our 3D printing pens and take home some 3d printed souvenirs!
Drop in sessions last around 20 minutes. Maximum of 10 children per session.
You can drop off your child(ren),  leave them with us for 20 minutes while you go and check out the degree show or you’re welcome to stay too.


Session times:
11.00 – 11.20
11.30 – 11.50
12.00 – 12.20
12.30 – 12.50
13.00 – 13.20

Room F15

Wee Replicators is run by Denise Allan, one of last years design graduates. She provides 3D printing birthday parties, events, workshops and weekly kids clubs and classes. For more information visit weereplicators.com or facebook.com/weereplicators

also on today…

MUSIC PERFORMANCE – Merchiston Campus

No need to book just drop in as you please!

10.30am Recital Room (A78) FREE

sit in on a beautiful performance by the astounding Simon Stokes (Ableton UK) – Presentation/Demonstration of Ableton Live software


FREE – come along and join Larah Bross at Merchiston Campus Apex Café 1-3pm to improve your am-dram skills!

Gallery: More than a degree show 2016 launch night

Here you can find all the photos from this years immensely successful launch night. Press, Members of the public, friends and Family all joined together to help our students celebrate the incredible work produced for 2016’s final year projects.

It was an eventful evening with one of the best turnouts Napier has ever had! With a whole host of awards given and a fair few bottles of bubbly drank (Courtesy of Tennants), we believe it was one of the best launch nights yet!

You can see all the images from the evening below.

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney.


Awards- Interior & spacial design award presented by Gordon Roy

Ahead of tonight’s best in show award for interior and spacial design, we caught up with guest judge Gordon Roy, associate director at Space solutions! Gordon joined the Space Solutions Edinburgh team from an Architectural background and leads the Design Studio with 10 years experience.

Gordon is also responsible for the management of a number of key client accounts and is committed to developing the growing business in the central belt through quality of service and innovative design.

We got Gordon’s thoughts on tonight’s event and the level of work produced by our students.

for more information on all  upcoming degree show events, visit us on our events page here