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Scottish Borders Campus Open Days

Registrations for our School of Textiles and Design Open Days are now open. Please click on your preferred date below to book your place.

Find out more about available programmes and studying at the School of Textiles and Design. 

What to expect at our Open Day

An Open Day gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the university experience and discover more about the subject(s) you are interested in studying.

You can meet with staff and students to find out how your chosen subject is taught at Heriot-Watt and explore our campus to get a feel for what student life has to offer here.

Our campus will be buzzing with activities and events and it’s your chance to find out as much as you can about Heriot-Watt University, alongside people who may even become some of your closest friends during your studies here! Prepare to be inspired and get excited about your Higher Education options!

See our frequently asked questions for more information. The Open Day programme will be available soon.

Travel, accommodation and arrival

Our Open Days run from 10am till 4pm.

Travelling by car?

Open day visitors can use the main car park at the campus directly in front of the main campus building. The satellite navigation postcode is TD1 3HE. 

Travelling by bus?

The X95 bus service which is run by First buses travels from Edinburgh City Centre to Galashiels. To find up to date information and for timetables of the regular Saturday service please visit First buses.

Travelling by rail?

The Borders Railway links the Scottish Borders Campus to Edinburgh City Centre (Waverley station).

If you are planning to travel to the Open Day using this service please see the Scotrail website for times and prices. 

Travelling by air?

The bus to Edinburgh City Centre from Edinburgh airport takes about an hour, you can then take the rail link from Edinburgh Waverley to Galashiels.

Staying overnight?

If you are planning to stay overnight in Galashiels to make the most of your visit then you may find the Visit Scotland website helpful. 

On arrival you will be greeted by Heriot-Watt University staff and students, please make your way to the Main Entrance reception where you can collect your Open Day pack for the day.

Individual visits

Throughout the year, you can arrange an individual visit to the campus where we will give you a guided tour and let you see our campus facilities. Contact studywithus@hw.ac.uk to arrange an individual visit. 

Selection days

All short-listed UCAS applicants for September 2019 entry will be invited to interview at a Selection Day at the School of Textiles and Design. Our Selection Days run in January and February. As well as your interview you will have another opportunity to tour the campus and accommodation and discuss your application with academics.