Kick-start your success at HWU

Poster for the Kick Start Your Success event

What is Kick-Start Your Success?

Kick-Start Your Success is a new and exciting opportunity for Postgraduate Taught students to get a head start at university. Aiming to facilitate the transition into postgraduate studies, this two-day course is suitable for students coming directly from undergraduate studies and for those returning to education after a break. During Kick-Start Your Success, you will find out more about Heriot-Watt, what to expect from your studies, and extracurricular services and activities available to you.

This programme is free and open to all students. International students are especially welcome. Kick-Start Your Success will run online over two days, from Thursday 6 to Friday 7 January 2022.

Programme outline

Over the two days you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop some of the academic skills that are essential for success in your degree, especially if you have never studied in the UK before.
  • Find out about some of the resources (IT, Library, myHWU Student Portal etc.) that you will need for university.
  • Meet your fellow students.
  • Meet and talk to current students and learn about their experiences.
  • Find out some essential tips for making the most of your time and resources at university, including wellbeing and career support and extracurricular activities.

Who can sign up?

This programme is open to all students starting a Postgraduate Taught degree in January 2022. Students who have never studied in the UK, students returning to education after a break, students with caring and/or parental responsibilities and students who are non-native speakers of English are particularly welcome.

Register for a place

Please register using the online registration form if you are eligible to do so. If you have any problems registering, please email studentsuccess@hw.ac.uk. All registrations must be made by 22 December 2021.

It is important to register as early as possible as places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once you have enrolled online as a Heriot-Watt University student, you can participate in Kick-Start Your Success.