Student experience events

Our previous events

The Student Experience Team organises events and activities at all campuses to help you get the most of your time at University. Have a look at some of the previous events we have organised.

Make sure to follow @HWUsuccess on social media to stay up to date of future events.

Welcome Back to Heriot-Watt!
August 2019
It can sometimes be difficult for students returning from a break in their studies to settle back into university life. Welcome Back to Heriot-Watt allows students returning from a Temporary Suspension of Studies (TSS) to visit the University before the start of the academic year, allowing the opportunity to ask questions and re-introduce themselves with the learning environment.
Summer school
September 2019
Summer school is an exciting opportunity for students to get a head start at university. Many students find the move to university challenging, and Summer School can help to make the transition easier by allowing you to find out about, and find your way around, the University in advance. More information can be found on the Heriot-Watt Summer School webpage.
Mature students success event
September 2019, Week 2

At this event, mature students (any student over the age of 21) have the opportunity to network and find out useful tips and advice from both current and previous Heriot-Watt mature students. Also, student support services and careers advisors will highlight the support available during and after University study.

Planning for Success
October 2019, Week 3
Planning for Success provides students with the opportunity to learn skills and techniques to get the most out of their academic study. During the session students can:
  • reflect on their university experience so far
  • get help to identify areas to improve on and to create a plan of action to help goals
  • recap on the support available throughout the academic year
  • ask questions.
Mid-semester check-in
October 2019, Week 6
Sometimes university can be a lot to manage. The University student success advisors have experienced what it's like to be a student at Heriot-Watt. Come to our stall outside the Student Wellbeing Centre, take five minutes to grab a tea or coffee, have a chat, and find out about the support available for you during  your studies.
Mental Health and stress awareness
November 2019, Week 8

Our enjoyable and interactive mental health and stress awareness event highlights the importance of positive mental health at university. By talking to other people, exercising, and eating healthily our attitude can become more positive allowing us to manage stressful situations – like assessments – more effectively.

Assessment checklist launch
December 2019, Week 12

Whether it is your first or final year at university, you may benefit from some help in the build-up to exams and assessments. The Student Success Advisors have created an Assessment Checklist that can be a useful guide to what to do before and during an assessment.

Visit the Assessment Checklist webpage for more information.

If you have any questions or even suggestions for future events, please email

Event calendar

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Campus Location Sign-up required:
Thurs 6 February Time to Talk (about mental health) Day 2020 10:00 - 12:00 EDI Outside the Student Wellbeing Centre No

Key information

Student Success Advisors