The long running Polymer Study Tour at Edinburgh Napier University has been revamped taking in to account the feedback from teachers in previous years. The first day covers the basics of the structure, properties, applications and processing of polymers and the focus of the second day is industry visits.
In 2021 The Edinburgh Napier Polymer Study Tour will be on Sunday 20 and Monday 21 June.
The Edinburgh course generally takes place on Sunday and Monday so you only need to take one day out of schools and the typical timetable shown here.
Day 1 - Sunday
1230 Arrival at Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus
1245 Welcome and introductions
1300 Polymer Materials, Processing and Applications
1400 Comfort break
1415 Polymer workshop – make and break!
1700 Depart to Pollock Halls, check in and freshen up
1915 Course dinner
Day 2 - Monday
0800 Coach departs Pollock Halls
0900 INEOS, Grangemouth
1130 DS Smith Packaging, Livingston
1430 Rosti Automotive, Larkhall
1500 How you can use what you have learnt
1530 Feedback discussion
1600 Depart Larkhall
1715 Arrive back at Pollock Halls and course closes
On Sunday you should make your way to Edinburgh Napier University’s Merchiston Campus and the School of Engineering and the Built Environment.
Edinburgh Napier University
10 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5DT.
You can find out more about the university at www.napier.ac.uk and the phone number is 0131 455 2461.
After the formal sessions have concluded we will move across to the Pollock Halls where we have arranged bed and breakfast accommodation. If for any reason you do not require overnight accommodation, please let us know as soon as possible.
18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
You can find out more about the accommodation at www.ed.ac.uk/transport/travelling-here/travelling-to-pollock.
All refreshments and meals will be provided so please let us know of any dietary requirements iwhen you book.
If you are travelling by public transport, we will store your bags securely.
Edinburgh is well served by a variety of transport networks, affording easy access from within Scotland and other parts of the UK. As a city centre university, we are particularly easy to get to if you arrive in the City centre by train or bus.
BY TRAIN or BUS Trains come into Edinburgh Waverley Station, and buses and coaches to the nearby St Andrews Square. Merchiston Campus is quickly reached from there by local service bus from Princes Street or by taxi.
DRIVING Edinburgh is well connected to the UK road and motorway network, but in some areas parking is limited. Both Merchiston Campus and Pollock Halls are within the controlled parking zone and so parking is only permitted in specified places and on payment of the appropriate fee. Pollock Halls has its own parking spaces and as a resident you can ask for a visitor’s permit.
FLYING Edinburgh International Airport has regular scheduled services to many UK and International destinations. If you decide to fly to Edinburgh, you can get the Airport Bus which will drop you off at the West End (of Princes Street) or outside the Waverley train station on Waverley Bridge. Alternatively, you can take the tram which also goes along Princes Street. From the City Centre you can take the bus or a taxi direct to the University.