Self study/online learning

Power Hour workshops

Learning materials for most of our Power Hour workshops is available through the Power Hours Guide.

Subject Guides

Specialist information in your subject area prepared for you by your Liaison Librarian. See the Subject guides page.

Maths and statistics help

For help and support with maths and statistics, visit the Maths Gym.

LinkedIn Learning

Access LinkedIn Learning for over 12,000 digital courses on business, creative and technology topics.  These courses are broken into bite size chunks, making it easy to focus on the developing the skills you need.

Microsoft IT Academy (HWU staff only)

As part of our arrangements with Microsoft, Heriot-Watt employees are eligible to access the Microsoft IT Academy. These online courses are provided to help you keep up-to-date with the latest major software releases—and you’ll find lots to choose from including many for Office 365, Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 - and much more.

You will require a Windows Live account for access.

Then just

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in
  3. Select your course(s) from the catologue
  4. Keeps tabs on your achievements
  5. Print your certificate

Full instructions and access details available in SharePoint.

Other Software

Various software guides are available on the Software Guides and Tutorials webpage.