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Vision ▪ n. the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom

Project VISION is about delivering our future strategy and the future of the University over the next years and decades, ensuring it is supported by the necessary estates and infrastructure to meet the needs of our diverse University community. It is lo​oking at the future of teaching, the future of research, the future of technology, and how we plan for all of those. 

Our estates and infrastructure, including digital infrastructure, need to be flexible and fit for the future in terms of the changing size and shape of the University, and Project VISION aims to deliver that.

The project is led by Michael Greenhalgh, Director of Strategy & Planning and Secretary to Court, and features six workstreams:



Future of Learning and Teaching

Nazira Karodia

Future of Research and Knowledge Exchange

Nick Antonopoulos

Current Campuses

Elaine Hunter

New Campus Opportunities

Andy McGoff

Future World Models/ Staff & Student Services

Carolann Begbie

Digital Strategy

Claire Taylor 

Latest updates

Campus Conversations

These were held across all three campuses in December 2023. In them, Andrea discussed the University's future shape and size, the importance of space utilisation and the future requirements of each School and service.

Space utilisations surveys

Space utilisation surveys are continuing across the University until March 2024.

Campus boards

Although Project VISION is a long-term project, where quick wins have been established during the consultation phase, these have been implemented quickly where possible. In addtion, our campus boards meet on a monthly basis. The boards have local decision-making authority and coordinate and agree implementation of planned actions. Importantly, they are also a place for s​haring issues, ideas and updates.

Upcoming campus board meetings

Craiglockhart Sighthill Merchiston

5 June 10:00 - 11:00 17 June 11:00 - 12:00
July 13:00 - 14:00
2 July 10:00 - 11:00
13 August 14:00 - 15:00
6 August 10:00 - 11:007 August 15:00 - 16:00
11 September 11:00 - 12:00
4 September 10:00 - 11:0010 September ​15:00 - 16:00
15 October 11:00 - 12:00
2 October 10:00 - 11:00
19 November 11:00 - 12:00
6 November 10:00 - 11:001 November 11:00 - 12:00
11 December 11:00 - 12:00​​
11 December 10:00 - 11:00​​

Recent meeting summaries:

  • Plans for works and completion of new active learning pilot space and Riady lecture theatre were shared.
  • Early notice was given on plans to repair secondary glazing on the historic building at Craiglockhart, further details will follow. Timing will be coordinated with office occupants once known.
  • Plans for installation of new secure cycling shelters were shared, following receipt of funding.
  • Discussed accessibility on campus and how we can build lived experience into future design.

  • Discussed planned completion of 1st floor labs during April.
  • Provisionally agreed allocation of room 6.B.14 as a small teaching space/collaboration space (pending agreement on layout and AV).
  • Agreed location for on-campus postgraduate marketing.
  • Agreed to table future discussion on increasing access to faith spaces on campus.​

  • Discussed that the plan for car park works would be shared well in advance with campus users once understood.
  • Discussed that the bamboo structure was now expected to be installed in Merchiston courtyard area in late August.
  • Discussed new physical on-campus signage planned to be installed and trialed from May.
  • Revisited the proposal for the upper Apex space to be shared with ENSA and outlined minor decoration and furniture updates to the space.
  • Confirmed that current Glassroom arrangements would continue into academic year 2024/2025.

If you would like more information on any of our campus boards, contact Carol Hay (c.hay@napier.ac.uk​) in the first instance.

Project VISION is all about the future direction of your university so we welcome input from everyone. Please get in touch through staffcommunic​ations@napier.ac.uk​​