Granton campus – everything you need to know

Granton campus building with a quote that reads "Everything you need to know about Granton campus"

Welcome to Granton campus! Home to one of the biggest departments for Art & Design in Scotland, with our very own theatre and mock aircraft.

While most of our courses will be delivered online from the start of session 20/21, here is everything you need to know about the campus, and contact details for more information if we haven’t covered what you’re looking for.

How often will I be on campus? 

For the beginning of session 2020/21, we will be adopting a blended learning approach to teaching and learning, with most courses delivered online only.

There will be limited on-campus face-to-face teaching where required and safe to do so. Your lecturer will contact you if your course requires face-to-face teaching.

I have additional support needs – who can I talk to?

We provide confidential support and guidance for students with additional support needs. To talk to someone, you can email

Read our blog post on reasons to disclose your additional support need for more information. 

Where can I get advice and guidance?

If you need some advice or guidance, you can call our Student Services Enquiry Line Monday to Friday between 10am -1pm and 2pm – 4pm to speak to our Student Services team. Contact the team on 0131 297 8650.

The Student Services team can help with student finance and funding, accommodation, finding part-time work, interview skills and UCAS applications.

Read our blog to find out more about the support that is available to you as a student.

What is an LDT and where do I find them?

Most full-time students have a named Learning Development Tutor (LDT) who will act as your main point of contact throughout the year. Your LDT will support you and monitor your attendance and progress on your course.

LDTs will be running tutorials online. You will find out who your LDT is when you get your timetable and will receive their contact details when you start your course.

Who do I talk to about funding?

If the funding section of our website doesn’t have the information you need, then you can talk to our Student Funding team by emailing them at this address

I need to pay my fees, what do I do?

Once you have been offered a place on a course you will be sent a payment link where you will be able to pay securely either in full or by instalments.

If you are unable to pay this way or have any questions email with your full name, contact details, details of your course, application reference and any other relevant information. The team will investigate this and get back in touch with you.

What is the best way to get to Granton campus?

If your course requires you to come to the college for face-to-face teaching, check the Granton campus page on our website for more information on getting to Granton campus. If you are travelling by public transport you should always follow the government guidance.

Our Low Carbon Travel Officer’s from the Edinburgh College Student Union (ECSA) have also written a handy blog which tells you the best ways to travel to your campus.

Where is my classroom?

If your course requires you to come to the campus, there are sign posts with room numbers that will point you in the right direction. You can also ask reception if you need help.

Look at what the campus looks like with our 360 degree tour of Granton campus.

What else do I need to know?

The Waterfront Nursery is located at Granton campus and provides high quality childcare for children from birth to 5 years. For more information visit the Waterfront Nursery website.

Granton campus is home to our training restaurant, The Apprentice, and our hair and beauty training salons. These are both closed at the moment but when they re-open you will be able to access these services at an affordable and discounted price.

Read our Student FAQs for the most up to date information about plans for session 20/21.