15 minutes walk from Central Area Campus
Travel to Edinburgh will be arranged with the help of site coordinators! Edinburgh Airport has direct flights to all major European airports and many smaller regional airports. Those airports to which there are not direct flights in many cases offer flights to Glasgow or Newcastle, easily accessible by train. London is also usable as a hub and cheap train tickets or flights to transfer to Edinburgh are available. If flights are booked early total student travel to the training week and on to their host centres can be expected to come in between £200-£300 maximum – worst case scenarios based on students coming from hard-to-reach locations and going to hard-to-reach Centres.
About the training week
Initial agreement has been reached with colleagues at the Advanced Computing Facility (host to ARCHER, the UK National Supercomputing Service, and Cirrus, an UK National Tier-2 service among other systems) to provide students with a tour of that facility during their stay. Students may also have access to one of EPCC’s RaspberryPi clusters (known as WeeArchie), used for outreach events.