Health and wellbeing
Resources and services to help support our staff.
There are many programmes promoting wellbeing across the College. There are cycling and walking groups, opportunities to get involved in gardening, and there are even allotments and beekeeping programmes you can join.
Most campuses also have fitness groups, personal trainers, and even organised health walks. Contact your local research staff champion for further information.
Edinburgh is a beautiful city and all College campuses have some excellent places to walk and take the stress out of a day.
The Institute of Genetics and Cancer is close to the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Inverleith Park and the Water of Leith:
The Easter Bush campus is surrounded by fields and farmland and has the impressive Rosslyn Chapel and Pentland Hills nearby.
The BioQuarter campus is adjacent to Craigmillar Castle and for a longer walk you can head to Arthur’s Seat and Duddingston Loch.
George Square has its own peaceful gardens at its epicentre but is also positioned directly on the expansive Edinburgh Meadows and Brunstfield Links.
There are many cycle routes across Edinburgh that can be used for work or pleasure. You can also make use of the cost-effective cycle to work scheme.
Spokes (The Lothian Cycle initiative) provides a good source of maps for the Edinburgh region: