Coming to university is one of the biggest moves you'll ever make. We embed equality and diversity into all that we do at Heriot-Watt making sure that you are able to achieve your potential during your time here as a student.

Whether you are studying full-time or part-time, if you are an undergraduate, postgraduate, e-learners or an international student, even if you are a prospective student applying to study here you are protected under the Equality Act (2010). In some instances past students are also protected. What does this mean? It means due to our legal requirements you are protected under the provisions of the Equality Act (2010), including the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Learning and teaching

Our Learning and Teaching Strategy sets out the strategic ambitions of Heriot-Watt University covering 2013-2018. It aims to deliver the Learning, Teaching and Student Experience objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan Global thinking, worldwide influence. A centre piece of the Strategy is the principle of identical academic standard; diversity of learning experiences.
Specific briefing papers that provide more information on equality and diversity in learning and

Student support

The University provides a range of advice and support for students on all kinds of issues including settling into university life, money, accommodation, disability and personal safety. Student Support can also help if you get into difficulties by providing support and counselling to make sure you get the most out of your time at Heriot-Watt.

Your Union - Your support

The Heriot-Watt Student Union Advice Hub provides free, impartial and confidential advice and support to Heriot-Watt students. Information is available on their including contact details.