This guide aims to provide advice and resources to help you make the most of studying online, whilst signposting you to the help that is available throughout the university. In this guide you will find information on:
Each box on this page has information about the different services at Heriot-Watt that can support you through your studies.
For information on the university's response to Covid-19, please see www.hw.ac.uk/coronavirus
Online resources and classes to help you to develop your digital, information and study skills. Designed and delivered by the Effective Learning Advisers and Academic Support and Liaison Librarians.
For more information and to sign up visit www.hw.ac.uk/skillshub
Our Global Effective Learning Service is available to help you develop your academic and study skills. Advisers can help you with:
Academic writing (including essays, reports, academic poster design, dissertations, and literature reviews).
Exam and revision strategies.
Teamwork and successful groupwork.
Time management and getting started.
Please note, we do not provide proofreading or copyediting services.
Each school has a dedicated liaison librarian to support staff and students with:
Dubai and Malaysia campus students can also contact their campus library for support.
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Sarah Kelly (except ICIT)
Kirsty Thomson (ICIT)
Astrid Faragher (LINCS)
Marion Kennedy (Accounting and Finance, Business and Psychology)
School of Textiles and Design
Academic English Professors at the Edinburgh campus provide a 20-minute appointment service to review a section of written work.
For more information visit www.hw.ac.uk/study/international/english/one-to-one.htm
The Maths Gym provides support for all students on any course and campus with maths or statistics questions to develop their skills through workshops, drop-in sessions, online resources, and one-to-one or group appointments.
For more information visit mathsgym.hw.ac.uk
The advisors at the Student Union Advice Hub are available to provide confidential support to students with any enquiry, whether it's completing mitigating circumstances forms, advice about housing, concerns about your studies, or you just need someone to chat to.
The Student Wellbeing Service includes a range of services, including
For more information, visit www.hw.ac.uk/uk/students/health-wellbeing.htm