Heriot-Watt University Virtual Open Day, Friday 3 July 2020

Ordinarily, we would be contacting you around this time with details of our on-campus Open Days in both Edinburgh and Galashiels. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to welcome visitors and are instead keen to provide an online alternative for those looking to learn more about the University.

We would therefore like to invite your pupils to join us for our upcoming Virtual Open Days. These will provide key information on our programmes and campuses, as well as give attendees the opportunity to engage with current students through panel sessions and other live content. Our Edinburgh Campus event will take place on Friday 3 July, with details available on a wide range of subject areas including the Social Sciences, Technology and Engineering. Those interested in pursuing Textiles and Design programmes are encouraged to register for the Scottish Borders Campus event that will run on the same date. Registration forms are available at https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/visit/open-days.htm.

In addition to this activity, we will also be hosting a series of follow up webinar sessions between Monday 6 July and Friday 17 July. During this time, there will be further opportunities to put questions to our academic staff and admissions colleagues. As part of the programme, our Scottish and UK Recruitment Manager will lead two information sessions for parents and carers, covering not only the support Heriot-Watt University offers to students but also the broader higher education climate in Scotland. These will take place at 19:00 on Tuesday 7 July and Wednesday 15 July, with the link to join us now available at https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/visit/open-days.htm. If you feel this webinar would be of interest to anyone within your school community, we would be extremely grateful if you could pass on this information.

Please feel free to let me know if there is anything you would like to discuss in more detail, or if you have any queries.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Best wishes,

Ailsa Mackay

Student Recruitment Assistant


Student Recruitment Service

Heriot-Watt University


EH14 4AS

Email: studentrecruitment@hw.ac.uk

Online Presentations from Edinburgh Napier University

Greetings from Edinburgh Napier University!

We are running a series of online presentations for those considering studying an Undergraduate course at Edinburgh Napier University. They will provide professional guidance as to what course to pick which University to choose and what to write in your personal statement. Our Academic staff have also recorded presentations providing Information relating to courses.

The sessions are free to access and details are here

College Courses

Work for college courses continues.  See Moodle for what to do to complete qualifications.  Moodle support team contactable on: moodle@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.

Help with College Applications

If any pupils or their parents/carers require help with college applications please email Barbara.moir@sds.co.uk and I can either email them or call them to talk them through it.

I will try to contact our UCAS applicants who have not responded to their offers in case they loose them and likewise our college applicants. I have access to both track systems.

Barbara Moir Careers Adviser, Dalkeith High School

Careers Adviser

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the closure of the school, Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver careers services face to face, but they are still there to help.  Your child can contact their school Careers Adviser, Barbara Moir, for careers information, advice and guidance at barbara.moir@sds.co.uk or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk

You can still access career service support.  Call your local centre to speak to one of our qualified advisers.  Your nearest Skills Development Scotland Centre can be contacted at 0131 663 7287.

You can also find careers service support for parents / carers online at www.myworldofwork.co.uk and www.mykidscareer.com

Many thanks

Barbara Moir

Careers Adviser

Interested in a career in the Music Industry?

This is an invitation to any school leavers thinking of studying for a career in the music industry. It is aimed at any young people who want push their creative potential as they gain real-life work experience and practical skills in the music sector. These are unique courses  taught by highly qualified and experienced lecturers in Edinburgh College state-of-the-art facilities. These include a 100-seat auditorium, Mac labs and recording studios

This invitation will give pupils the opportunity to come along for an afternoon and experience first-hand a range of activities covered in our full time courses. Please see invitation below.