Widening participation events

We run a number of events throughout the year targeted at specific groups of people. These are tailored to make sure that you can get the most out of each event. Please keep checking back to these pages – we will keep them up to date throughout the year.

College events

On Wednesday 8th December, from 4-6pm, we are running an online workshop for students currently studying one of our partnership routes (such as the associate pathway, our fashion courses, and our college maths options), to give you an insight into what support and resources are available at Heriot-Watt. We will then host a subject specific session with an academic, to give you an overview of your course content, and answer any questions you may have. Finally, the Widening Participation team will confirm upcoming key dates, and what the next steps are regarding your associate path. 

This is for all students who are part of the associate path, including ‘Articulation+ Students’ and students partaking in the College Maths programme for engineering and computer science. 

Register for our online workshop.

Upcoming events

Associate Campus Visit

We will be arranging a campus visit for our associates enrolled on our Computer Science pathway and Engineering Pathway. We will be in contact with all of our eligible associates in January 2022 with more information. 

EGIS College Offer Holder Day- Direct Entry

We will be hosting an offer holder day for students who have applied for direct entry into 2nd or 3rd year. This will be for students who have applied for subjects within our School of Energy, Geosciences, Infrastructure and Society. The event is also open to students at our partner colleges who are studying Heriot Watt Maths modules. We will introduce you to all the support we have available, as well as introducing you to the staff and students in the 2nd year and 3rd year of your progamme.
COVID permitting, we intend to hold our College Offer Holder days on Wednesday 23rd March 2022.

Registration coming soon. 

Widening Participation Offer Holder Day

We will be hosting an offer holder day for students from widening participation backgrounds, introducing students to the support available at Heriot Watt. This will be different from general offer holder days, which will focus on everything academic that Heriot Watt has to offer. 
COVID permitting, we intend to hold these Widening Participation Offer Holder days on Friday 8th April 2022, and Saturday 21st May 2022.

Registration coming soon.

School events

Brightest Watts Summer school

Our Brightest Watts Programme is currently under review. All previous Brightest Watts participants are still encouraged to get involved if they have any questions or require assistance on University applications. Also, we have an Access Bursary for Heriot Watt students who attended our Brightest Watts Summer Scheme. For more information, please email