The significance of universities in urban and social development is undeniable. The configuration of a university campus has a direct impact on its relationship with a city: either linking or isolating it from the wider urban environment. With changing approaches to the way education is delivered, the physical character of the campus and the need for specific buildings can be questioned. Using the City of Perth as a case study, this project explores the possibility of diffusing Perth College UHI across the historic city centre by occupying vacant buildings and underutilised sites. The research discusses the various roles of the university, the benefits of an integrated institution and how the changing form of the campus may contribute to urban regeneration. The proposal aims to strengthen Perth as a place to study, work and socialise by dissolving social barriers between students and residents and the physical distinction between the campus and the community.