Edinburgh University student Covid 19 testing (Photo: Lisa Ferguson). The University of Edinburgh is operating the largest Student Covid-19 testing site in Scotland, with the ability to process more than 3,600 tests per day. It is providing tests for students across four higher education institutions - Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University and SRUC. In total, 250 staff per day are required to operate the site, with an overall headcount of 490, drawn from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University. As part of the staff, student nurses from Edinburgh Napier are helping students to take the tests and lab-experienced University of Edinburgh PhD students are processing the tests. On average, around 1,500 students have booked to be tested every day, but there is capacity for more students to book before heading home for Christmas.