University of Edinburgh - central area

The course will take place in the Resource Room in the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) at 7 Bristo Square

Institute for Academic Development (IAD)
7 Bristo Square

The IAD is situated on Bristo Square and faces McEwan Hall.

Map of Bristo Square

Once in Bristo Square walk towards the building which houses Potterrow and the Santander Bank. Go up the sweeping curved staircase. Enter the Institute for Academic Development via the third set of doors after the Bristo Square Pharmacy.

Visitors in wheelchairs or with other mobility difficulties: the IAD occupies the first and second floors of 7 Bristo Square, and does not have direct wheelchair access, nor level-access accessible bathrooms. If you think you would be unable to access an IAD service or event in our building, we would be grateful if you could contact the service or event organiser in good time so we can aim to make alternate arrangements.

7 Bristo Square is located within what is referred to as the Central Campus of the University of Edinburgh which is well served by public transport. The building is within approximately one mile of the city centre. The nearest railway line is at Waverley Station in the city centre.

Public transport

Our building is most closely served by the 41, 42, 67, and 2 bus routes. Buses 23, 27, 35 and 45 also stop within a very short walking distance, as do the multitude of bus services that travel along Nicholson Street and South Bridge.

Travelling by taxi

If travelling to us by taxi, it is best to ask to be dropped on the corner of Crichton Street nearest George Square. Once there walk up Charles Street and keep going until you get to the sweeping curved staircase at the Santander Bank.

Travelling by bike

There is a secure bike store for University staff and students located between our building and the next door Dugald Stewart building. Public access bike racks are also within a very short walk.