• Event Type: Open Day
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At our Open Days you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of our current students and staff and hear about how exciting and rewarding the student experience is at Heriot-Watt University.

Our 2016 Open Days will take place on:

  • Friday 23 September 2016, 10am-4pm*
  • Saturday 29 October 2016, 10am-4pm

*Please note: Campus parking will be extremely limited on this day.

What happens on the day?

Heriot-Watt University staff and students are here to help! On arrival you will be greeted by our Welcome team of Heriot-Watt students who will be easy to spot in their red t-shirts.

Whether you are lost, hungry or looking for information please do not hesitate to ask.

You will be given an event programme on arrival but please remember to bring a note of the timings for any of the academic talks/tours that you have booked.

(Please note – it is crucial that you book in advance for all of the academic talks/tours to avoid the disappointment of missing out. However, staff will be available in the Academic Info Zone all day to answer any questions.)

Remember to bring enthusiasm and an enquiring mind but a comfortable pair of shoes would also be useful so you can explore our campus!

To make it easier for you, we have divided our campus into colour zones of activity:

  • Sports and Wellbeing Zone – Yellow
  • Student Life Zone – Purple
  • Visit our Halls – Red
  • Academic Info Zone (drop in to chat with academic staff) – Silver
  • Academic Talk/Tour Departure Zone – Silver
  • General Information and Presentation Zone – Orange
  • Welcome Desks and Campus Orientation Tours – Blue

We realise that you may have a busy schedule during the Open Day, so to help you get the most out of your visit the following activities will be available on a drop-in basis on the day, no booking required.

Campus orientation tour (drop in basis)

Take a walking tour with one of our current students to help you get your bearings.

Duration: approx 45mins. Tours depart frequently throughout the day, last tour departing 3.15pm.

General information

Staff from the Student Support and Accommodation Office, Student Induction and Transition Office, the Careers Service, Go Global Student Programme, Chaplaincy and Music will be on hand in the Information Zone to chat about the wide range of support services available at Heriot-Watt University.

A representative from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) will also be available to speak with on the day plus there will be information available for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland regarding fees and scholarships.

Academic information

Remember to drop into our Academic Info Zone at any point throughout the event to speak with staff on an individual basis about your chosen degree programmes.

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