Heriot-Watt University strives to provide a fair and inclusive study environment for all students. The Disability Service offers advice on the range of support available at Heriot-Watt University. This includes reasonable adjustments in coursework and exams, including extra time, use of a PC, or any other adjustment that needs to be made to ensure that every student has a fair opportunity to access their studies and demonstrate their learning.

New students

If you have a disability, medical or mental health condition, specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia), or a sensory impairment and you need to discuss or arrange exam adjustments, you must meet with a Disability Advisor to have this support put in place; it does not happen automatically because you have disclosed one of the conditions listed above. Disability Advisors will offer advice, find out what support has been helpful in the past and assess your needs. Make an appointment at disability@hw.ac.uk.

Continuing students

Are you entitled to exam adjustments due to a disability, medical or mental health condition, specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, or a sensory issue?

If so, please check that your exam adjustments are in place by viewing them on Student Self Service

If you feel that you need exam adjustments but:

  • you have not yet visited the Disability Service to have them put in place
  • they are not visible on Student Self Service

Contact disability@hw.ac.uk immediately to arrange an appointment with a Disability Advisor.

If your circumstances have changed and you would like to review your exam adjustments, or you no longer make use of an adjustment, please let us know via disability@hw.ac.uk

If you would like to discuss alternatives to your exam adjustments, such as use of a PC instead of a scribe, contact disability@hw.ac.uk to arrange an appointment with a Disability Advisor.

Already have adjustments in place? Find out how to access your exam adjustment information.

Independent Distance Learners/EBS Students

Are you entitled to exam adjustments due to a disability, medical or mental health condition, specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, or a sensory issue? Please contact disability@hw.ac.uk to arrange.

Go Global students

If you are transferring campus through Go Global, your exam adjustments will be sent to the campus in advance however, please still make an appointment with the Advisor at the campus to discuss your exam adjustments and any other support that you need.

Dubai Campus Advisor, Laetitia Grobbelaar, L.Grobbelaar@hw.ac.uk

Malaysia Campus Advisor , Siow Yen Lim, siow_yen.lim@hw.ac.uk

Exchange Students

If you are a Heriot-Watt student going out on exchange, your exam and support arrangements will have been sent to your host university in advance however, please still make an appointment with the Advisor at the campus to discuss your exam adjustments and any other support that you need.

If you are an exchange student coming to Heriot-Watt and you are entitled to exam adjustments due to a disability, medical or mental health condition, specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, or a sensory issue please contact disability@hw.ac.uk to arrange.