Be connected

The Sunken Garden in summer, Edinburgh Campus

Build connections and participate in active learning across our global community through our new Responsive Blended Learning model allowing you to collaborate with your classmates online and on-campus. Access study resources and support via your online course hub, work with classmates through online tutorials and discussion forums. Collaborate on projects and share insights from practical activities.

Watch this video to learn more about staying connected through the myHWU Student Portal (see below), Vision (your virtual learning environment), Collaborate Ultra, Office 365, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive and eduroam.

myHWU Student Portal

Keep up to date with your studies and the latest info at www.portal.ac.uk where you can also connect with your Personal Tutor. Your Personal Tutor is a member of academic staff who will be a key source of advice, guidance and support during your time at Heriot-Watt; and your first point of contact if you need advice on any issue, both academic and non-academic. They can also refer you to other support services where relevant for non-academic matters.

Social Media

Stay up to date with the latest University news, celebrations and events at the following: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn.

Campus facilities

With new state-of-the-art facilities like GRID on our Edinburgh campus - providing an innovative teaching and learning environment for students and staff – reopening their doors with new signage and social distance guidelines in place, our collaborative approach across industries and disciplines can continue both online and on campus.

See Study Safe for more details on campus learning facilities and the Library. 

Facilities on our Galashiels and Orkney campuses have also re-opened– keep an out on this page for more details.