Emeritus Professor Brian Gowenlock, Obituary

Served as Professor of Chemistry at Heriot-Watt University, 1966-1990.

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Get involved in our Year of Health 2019

Find out how you can help out in the Year of Health.

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Blood donation session

A blood donation session will be running 2nd April.

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Converge 2019 - applications open

Applications are now open for Converge 2019

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Improving access to myHWU

From Monday 25 March, myHWU staff portal will automatically open in Google Chrome when you log into your PC.

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Enhancing the Student Experience: Enhancement Led Institutional Review

This week we caught up with the teams behind the Enhancement Led Institutional Review.

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Heriot-Watt shortlisted twice in Guardian University Awards 2019

The nominees have been announced.

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NSS 2019 latest results

The biggest increases in response rates this week have come from Management, Economics, Psychology and Computer Science. 

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NSS 2019 response rates - Week Seven

The NSS has now been open for seven weeks and our overall response rate is 60% up from 55% last week. The biggest increases in response rates this week have come from Management, Economics, Psychology and Computer Science.

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Converge KickStart 2019 winner announced

A company focussed on cleaning waste water has won Converge Kickstart 2019.

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Planned iHR and iRecruit system maintenance

Please note that iHR and iRecruit will be unavailable on Thursday 4th April for planned maintenance.

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Staff golf club starts the new season

Staff golf club due to start the 2019 season.

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Scottish pancreatic cancer cake sale

The Lyell Centre bakers have chosen to support Scottish Pancreatic Cancer as this year's charity.

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Strategy 2025 Launch events a success

Over the past two weeks, we have held celebratory launch events for Strategy 2025 at each of our global campuses.

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Enhancing our Student Experience: Student Success Advisors

Enhancing the student experience is backed by the contribution from colleagues and teams from across all our campuses. In the first of a series, we caught up with the Student Success Advisors.  

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Fashion Technology students lead the NSS response rates

55% of final year students have so far completed the NSS. The biggest increase since last week is for Fashion Technology (up 38% to 88%).

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Fashion Technology students leading NSS 2019 response rate

55% of eligible students have so far completed the NSS. The biggest increase since last week is for Fashion Technology (up 38% to 88%).

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Contribution Pay Board 2019

Heads of School and Directors of Professional Services have been invited to make supported recommendations for Accelerated Increments, Contribution Points and Bonus Payments.

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Retirement – Billy Easton, Mail Services Officer

Billy Easton is retiring after almost 27 years of service at the University.

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Heriot-Watt University retains HR Excellence in Research Award

Heriot-Watt University has successfully retained its HR Excellence in Research Award.  

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Staff Development Fair

A big thank you to all the staff who helped make last month’s Staff Development Fair a success.  

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Foodbank Easter egg collection

Edinburgh Campus staff are organising an Easter egg collection for people in need.

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Student Elections results

The Student Elections took place last week for the Student Union and the Sports Union. 

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Awards for SafeGuarding Services

Heriot-Watt’s SafeGuarding Services have won two prestigious awards. 

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GRID reaches major milestone

Watch this latest update from Dr Gillian Murray on the GRID Building, a new ground-breaking facility which has been delivered on time and on budget.

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Pinocchio's Nursery special offer

Pinocchio’s Nursery in Heriot-Watt University now has a special offer

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Fergus Priest obituary

It is with great sadness that the University has learned of the death of former colleague Professor Fergus (Gus) Priest.

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Leading experts to speak at HIT Research Festival

Leading international researchers are confirmed to speak at Heriot-Watt’s Health Innovation Technologies (HIT) Research Festival.

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Let's Talk event - Edinburgh Campus

Registration is open for the next "Let's Talk" event at the Edinburgh Campus, which will take place on Wednesday 13 March.

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International Women's Day events - Thursday 7 March

As part of our celebrations to mark International Women's Day, the British Geological Survey is organising a photo of as many women as possible on Thursday 7 March at 1.20pm. If you are free please come along.

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Mechanical Engineers leading the way in NSS 2019 response rates

Get your voice heard and take part in NSS 2019!

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Helen McCosh obituary

The University was saddened to learn of the death of Helen McCosh on 24 February, 2019.

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Mechanical Engineering leading the way in NSS 2019 response rates

The NSS 2019 has now been open for a month and our overall response rate is now 47%, slightly down on the 57% achieved at this point last year.

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Project Management Network

The inaugural meeting of the Project Management Network was held on the 27th February 2019.

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New catering facility now open in the Cedar Suite

New catering facilities are now up and running in The Cedar Suite, Hugh Nisbet building.

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Student Union Building

The Court and Campus Committee recently considered details options suggested by the Students Union and the University Estates team to develop new facilities for a ‘Student Life’ Building, to be located at the heart of the campus. 

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College Lounge update - 4 March 2019

The temporary College Lounge located in The Cedar Suite, Hugh Nesbit building, will now open on Tuesday 5 March due to technical issues.

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Safety alert: increase in mumps cases at Edinburgh and Scottish Borders campuses

We have seen an increase in mumps cases since the beginning of February, affecting young adults, particularly students, in our Edinburgh and Borders Campus.

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Physicists still leading the NSS 2019 response rate

Physics students are still leading the response rate at 79%, followed by Mechanical Engineering (75%) and Chemistry (67%).

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NSS 2019 response rate update

34% of eligible students have so far completed the NSS 2019. Please encourage final year students to take part!

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BioFREE webinar to update on marine energy biofouling

A webinar will be hosted by IEA Ocean Energy Systems (OES)Annex IV to discuss current environmental research efforts in relation to tackling biofouling on 1 March.

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June and July 2019 graduation dates now on the website

The June and July 2019 graduation dates and times are now available on our website. 

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Global Staff Portal Update – February 2019

Overall statistics show us that 1,164 of you have been using myHWU to help you do your job.

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Travel by foot, bike, public transport or car-share during March 2019 to win prizes!

We would like to encourage colleagues at Heriot-Watt University to register for the Sustrans Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge which is running throughout March 2019.

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Local market is back

Come and join us for the return of the Heriot-Watt Local Market.

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Student elections 2019 - how University staff can help

Students are getting ready to elect their new Student Union and Sports Union teams for 2019/20.

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Help save the environment and yourself money, one coffee at a time!

Did you know that each year, we throw away around 250,000 disposable cups that end up in landfill?

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Help keep our meeting rooms clean and tidy

Our meeting rooms are shared spaces for everyone to use, as a common courtesy to the next person who will be using the room, please make sure it is left tidy and presentable.

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Panmure House shortlisted for RICS Awards

Adam Smith’s home named as a contender in the Building Conservation category.

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Head of School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

The University Court has endorsed the appointment of Professor Malcolm Chrisp as Head of School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society for a five year term.

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Heriot-Watt University maintains the Healthy Working Lives Gold award for another year

We are delighted to announce that Heriot Watt University has maintained the Healthy Working Lives Gold award for another year. 

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Stepping into Management

Congratulations to the latest 10 colleagues to complete the Stepping into Management programme.

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Building our Commonality: Student Recruitment and Admissions

Watch our latest video with Ann Marie Dalton-Pillay and Lucy Everest for an update on our focus areas, our challenges and how the BoC programme is going to help.

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Learning and Teaching event: Feedback on assessment

A Learning and Teaching event on feedback on assessment will be held at the Edinburgh Campus.

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Enhancement-Led Institutional Review

The Quality Assurance Agency Scotland will undertake its fourth Enhancement-Led Institutional Review of Heriot-Watt University.

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Detect cancer early event

Yesterday we hosted an event in partnership with the NHS Detect Cancer Early team called 'How Far Would You Go?'.   

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Step Count Challenge 2019

The Step Count Challenge is back for 2019!

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International Women's Day 2019

This year’s theme for International Women's Day is Balance for Better.

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Upcoming Offer Holder events

The 2019 University Offer Holder Visit Days will take place throughout the upcoming months.

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Reminder: Detect cancer early workshop next week

Come along to a free workshop to get all the up-to-date info to keep yourself in the best of health.

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Weekly University Executive recap videos

Stay tuned for weekly videos recapping the University Executive.

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Watt Club Connect – alumni networking platform

Become part of the alumni community by creating your staff profile on Watt Club Connect.

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Upcoming Strategy 2025 launch events at Heriot-Watt campuses

All Heriot-Watt University staff, students and alumni are invited to join the celebratory launch of the new University Strategy taking place at our five global campuses.

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Chinese menu for Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year, our student canteen chef prepared a delicious Chinese menu.

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Financial planning wellbeing sessions

Tilney are pleased to offer a presentation on financial wellbeing and individual 1:1 surgeries.

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Reminder: Strategy 2025 launch at Scottish Borders Campus

All Scottish Borders staff, students and alumni are invited to join the celebratory launch of the new University Strategy.

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Reminder: Strategy 2025 launch at Edinburgh Campus

Staff, students and alumni are invited to join the celebratory launch of the new University Strategy.

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Celebrating Mary Burton's 200th birthday

The School of Social Sciences recently held a Birthday Party, celebrating Mary Burton's 200th birthday.

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Launching the new Heriot-Watt Public Engagement Network

The Heriot-Watt Engage team is launching a new initiative for anyone interested in engaging the public in their research.

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Heriot-Watt Success in Robotics, Photonics and Mathematical Sciences Centres

Heriot-Watt now leads two of the seven Centres for Doctoral Training in Scotland.

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College Lounge Update - February 2019

The College Lounge, on our Edinburgh Campus, will close on Friday 1 March 2019 to allow building works to begin on a new collaborative home for our research community. 

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Opportunity to win prize for best debut trade non-fiction proposal

Profile and Aitken Alexander launch £25,000 prize for best debut trade non-fiction proposal.

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Free firewood available

Free firewood available for staff members.

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Chief Scientist attends first Scottish Science Advisory Council Meeting

Heriot-Watt’s Chief Scientist, Professor John Underhill, attended his first SSAC meeting. 

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Gardner's Cottage Refurbishment

On Edinburgh Campus, the Walk leading to Gardners Cottage will be closed from 11 February until 8 April 2019.

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Your feedback is important

It’s important everyone has the opportunity to feed into our internal communications review.

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Annual Survey: Your voice counts!

The Annual Survey is now open and we would like to hear your views on being a Heriot-Watt student.

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Student volunteering opportunity

Volunteer with the Heart of Midlothian digital skills hub.

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Senior academic promotions 2019

All Heads of School are now invited to make recommendations for senior academic promotion.

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Resources for personal tutors

Read on for a reminder of the resources available to colleagues fulfilling the role of personal tutor.

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Student Partnership Agreement update

The Clubs and Societies Development Workshops, delivered as part of the Student Partnership Agreement, reached the half-way point last Thursday.

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Join lunchtime staff badminton club

A new staff badminton club is seeking players.

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SafeGuarding training exercise

On Sunday 3 February, the University we will be running a large-scale SafeGuarding emergency response training exercise.

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Have your say - help us improve communications

Please take five minutes to complete our short online survey by 8 February 2019. 

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Every voice counts

Our students are at the heart of everything we do and their regular feedback is fundamental to enhancing their overall experience. Your help by encouraging students to take part in upcoming surveys like the NSS or Annual Survey is critical.

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Director for new Learning and Teaching Academy appointed

Professor Martha Caddell has been appointed as the Director of the newly created Learning and Teaching Academy.

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Scottish Oil Club commemorate James Watt

On 24 January, the Scottish Oil Club hosted their second annual lecture to commemorate James Watt's birthday.

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Racial harassment in higher education

Take part in the online survey launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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MSc programme in Dubai receives International Coach Federation approval

The MSc Business Psychology with Coaching programme running at our Dubai Campus has received approval for training hours from the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Honorary Degrees - Call for Nominations

The Honorary Degree Working Group is currently calling for submissions from staff for high achievers from all walks of life. 

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Scottish Pancreatic Cancer Cake Sale

Please join us on Tuesday 29 January for the annual Lyell Centre cake sale.

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The Watt Club launches newest branch in Zambia

The Watt Club has had a fantastic start to 2019 with the launch of a new branch in Zambia.

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Annual Chaplaincy Lecture 2019

Professor John Wyatt, Professor Emeritus of Ethics and Perinatology at University College London, will discuss being human in an age of Artificial Intelligence.

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Filming on campus - Thursday 24 January

Please note that some filming is taking place in some central areas on campus on Thursday 24 January between 2:30pm and 3:30pm.  

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Liz Smith Obituary

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of our former colleague Liz Smith.

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Help us improve communications

Please complete our short online survey to help us improve internal communications within Heriot-Watt.

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Join Binky on the Dog Daily Mile

Our dog-led miles are continuing on the Edinburgh Campus.

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Update on Learning and Teaching Event - 27 February 2019

A Learning and Teaching “Sharing Good Practice” Event on Feedback on Assessment is being held at the Edinburgh Campus.

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Global Staff Portal Update – January 2019

This month we have a number of improvements to share with you which will help make it easier for you to do your job. 

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Engineering a Healthy Future

Students from Heriot-Watt have kicked off the Year of Health with a showcase event in Oriam, looking at innovative solutions for a healthy future.

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Temporary closure of The Walk – 22 to 25 January 2019

There will be a temporary closure of The Walk, Edinburgh Campus to accommodate works on the new GRID Building.

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Building our Commonality - Research Engagement Update by Ann Marie Dalton-Pillay & Alicia Greated

This latest video update focuses on the new Research Engagement Directorate.

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Cameron Smail Library - Textiles Design competition

The winners of the Cameron Smail Library Textiles Design competition have been announced!

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Make 2019 your best year yet – New Year, new you

It’s quick and easy to access LinkedIn Learning courses from any device — anytime and anywhere.

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Sir Michael Atiyah Obituary

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sir Michael Atiyah, a towering figure in mathematics and an honorary graduate of Heriot-Watt.

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Meet our newly promoted colleague - Professor Gabriela Medero

This week we caught up with Professor Gabriela Medero in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

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Edinburgh Commuter Challenge: 21 January - 28 February

The Edinburgh Commuter Challenge is free to enter and is open to everyone working or living in Edinburgh.

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Christmas Jumper Update

Well done to everyone who took part in Christmas Jumper Day 2018 and helped to raise £473!

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Year of Health email signature

As we embark on our Year of Health 2019 campaign, we have updated the logo for your email signature.

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Dog Daily Mile - 15 January 2019

The next Dog Daily Mile will be on Tuesday 15 January at 12.30, at the Edinburgh Campus.

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Calling all Scientists and Engineers!

Take part in the I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer competitions that get people in science and engineering talking with school students.

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Principal's Outlook - New Year reflection on values

The Principal reflects on the role that our values play in our community, as we get ready to implement and share our new strategy.

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Heriot-Watt University Composer Competition

An invitation to write an ensemble piece open to all un-published composers in Scotland.

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Power Hour Workshops are now available for booking

The Power Hour Workshops are now available for booking.

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Learning and Teaching Event, 27 February 2019 - Feedback on Assessment

A Learning and Teaching “Sharing Good Practice” Event on Feedback on Assessment will be held at the Edinburgh Campus on 27 February 2019.

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Take part in Famelab 2019! Applications now open!

Applications are now open for scientists, mathematicians and engineers across the UK to take part in Famelab 2019.

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Vision/Blackboard online webinar training starts 28 January 2019

If you want to learn more about creating and managing tests within Vision/Blackboard, join the next set of online webinar tranining sessions.

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STEM talks with S3 pupils

Dr Elli Maria Charalampidou was invited by the Midlothian STEM co-ordinator to discuss STEM careers with sixty S3 pupils from Lasswade High-School.

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SafeZone information stalls - January 2019

SafeGuarding Services is hosting SafeZone information stalls in various locations around the Edinburgh and Scottish Borders Campuses.

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SafeZone 2-way messaging launches

As part of the continued development of the SafeZone app, we are pleased to announce the launch of 2-way messaging.

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Lyell Centre Director appointment

Dr Tracy Shimmield has been appointed to the position of Heriot-Watt University Co-Director of the Lyell Centre.

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Meet our newly promoted colleague - Dr Lee Miles

This week we caught up with Dr Lee Miles, Associate Professor in the School of Textiles and Design.

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