Heriot-Watt University used the Student Transitions Theme to complement work already underway. They identified two key areas relevant to their priorities, including:

  • less time to completion for postgraduate research students
  • improved retention and progression of undergraduate students.

In the final year, the University continued to develop work to support the Theme. The University considered fifteen projects over the duration of the Theme with funding provided for nine of these. The university selected a project team that consisted of staff and students from their international campuses. Some projects involved working in collaboration with other Scottish universities.

Key areas of work

Postgraduate, widening access, employability, transition from passive to active learning, transition into university, managing transition.


Heriot-Watt University: Institutional Activity 2014-2017

Publication Date: 11 Oct 2017

This report outlines the wide range of activities completed by Heriot-Watt University during the Student Transitions Enhancement Theme. The report includes details of the key areas of work, case studies, student commentary, collaborative work and multimedia.

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Heriot-Watt University: End of Theme report

Publication Date: 12 Jun 2017

This report outlines the achievements of Heriot-Watt University during the three years of the Student Transitions Enhancement Theme (2014-2017). It also helps to share information across the sector on the benefits and challenges around Enhancement Theme engagement.

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