Documentation to explain and support the University's approval procedures for programmes, courses and modules is collected here. Proposals for programmes, courses and modules which are being introduced, modified or withdrawn have to go to the Undergraduate/Postgraduate Studies Committee for approval or notification. The approval process is indicated together with the paperwork required and the information that is added to ISS. Schools can approve certain modifications without having to put forward a proposal in particular circumstances.
Academic Enhancement (formerly EDU) covers learning, teaching and research development. Part of Academic Enhancement's remit is to support the University's Learning and Teaching Strategy. This website covers the three main areas of learning and teaching, research and development, and flexible learning/virtual learning environment.
The Academic Registry is responsible for a range of academic administrative services in relation to students, staff and courses at all the University campuses. The site includes information on tuition fees, examinations, graduation, senate, learning and teaching, quality assurance, as well as specific information for international, undergraduate and postgraduate students. A useful set of links to student services can also be accessed from this site.
The Heriot-Watt Research Futures Programme includes workshops, conferences and career development events for all Heriot-Watt researchers. For PhD students, research and academic staff there are courses which help with the continuous development of the necessary skills for research and for future employment. Workshops are delivered by both staff from within the University and from external experts who are invited in. Topics covered range from team building, time management through to thesis writing.