Welcome Week, (dates to be confirmed), is our opportunity to introduce you to the University and to help you prepare for your studies. We hope that by the end of the week you feel as prepared and as confident as you can be about what happens next.

Your participation in Welcome Week is vital. This is your first week at University - don't miss it. During Welcome Week there are certain things you must do, such are taking part in your induction programme and ensuring that you complete your enrolment. There are other optional activities, like taking part in the Student Union's Freshers' Week programme

Welcome Week consists of the following:


Induction is the organised programme of welcome and introductory activities you will participate in as a new student joining a particular programme of study. Induction is a mandatory element of starting University and all new students are expected to participate. Over the two or three days of your induction you will have the opportunity to:

  • Find out about your programme of study.
  • Meet your fellow students, lecturers and find your way around the University.
  • Find out from current students what Heriot-Watt is really like and have any of your questions answered about what to expect.
  • Find out more about the University's support systems and resources to help you study.

Details of your induction programme will be available shortly.


Unless you have been advised otherwise, you should complete online enrolment before you arrive on campus. Enrolment is the formal process of registering to be a student at the University where you confirm to abide by the University's regulations and policies. You also need to ensure that the University has a correct record of your personal details, your programme and any fees that you need to pay.

Freshers' Week

Freshers' Week is the programme of events and activities organised and run by the Students' Union. Look out for the Freshers' Wall Planners for full details and make sure you get involved in as much as possible to make the most of your Freshers' Week experience. Visit the Students' Union website for more details.