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Heriot-Watt University

In the final year of the Theme, Heriot-Watt University is continuing work to enhance the experience of transitioning students through funding a number of institutional projects. The University considered 15 proposals from across the Heriot-Watt campuses, with nine being funded. All project teams include staff and students drawn from all of Heriot-Watt’s international campuses and some of the projects involve liaison with other Scottish universities.

The institutional lead is Irene Malcolm.

Actions

  • Consider project proposals from across the Heriot-Watt campuses for funding in the third year of the Enhancement Theme
  • Develop the nine projects which have been selected for funding.

Student commentary on case studies developed during the Theme

Heriot-Watt University has provided student commentaries to seven case studies submitted during the third year of the Student Transitions Enhancement Theme.

Case Study Student Commentary
An augmented reality 3D virtual lab app for 3rd year mechanical engineering students in the transition from passive to active learning

 
Case Study and Student Commentary (PDF)







Managing Student Transitions Through Effective Personal Tutoring

 
Case Study and Student Commentary (PDF)







Smartphone App to support students transition to campus life

 
Case Study and Student Commentary (PDF)







Automated formative feedback through an electronic exam framework

 
Case Study and Student Commentary (PDF)







Transition from passive learner to critical evaluator through peer-testing of programming artefacts

 
Case Study and Student Commentary (PDF)







Development of a Personalised Learning Unit for Malaysia Foundation Students at HWUM to enhance student-learning experience

 
Case Study and Student Commentary (PDF)







Enabling Final Year students to enhance their cross-disciplinary communication skills through User Experience (UX) workshops

 
Case Study and Student Commentary (PDF)
 

Student Transitions: Multimedia Resources

Heriot-Watt University has produced a short video showcasing the insights students have of going through a transition. The video is part of a larger on student transitions and student experiences at the University.

Watch the video