Your induction takes place during Welcome Week, 6 to 10 September 2021. It will be online and delivered on Canvas, the University’s brand new virtual learning environment (VLE).


You will be able to access your induction site on the VLE once you enrol. Enrolment will open for new students on 3 August 2021. We will send you further information on how to access the site and what to expect in the coming weeks. 

What is induction?

Induction is an organised programme of introductory sessions, events and activities designed to welcome you to Heriot-Watt and help you get started. Induction is the essential first step to success at University, so do not miss it.

Induction will be a combination of live events and opportunities to engage with resources essential to your study.

You will have the opportunity to meet the academic staff who will be teaching you, and other students you will be studying with. You will find out more about your subject and about the University, and hear from current students about what Heriot-Watt is really like.  You will have the opportunity to have your questions answered and find out about how the University supports students from enrolment to graduation.

At the end of your induction we hope that you will feel welcomed and well equipped for what happens next.   

Key information

Registry and Academic Support