Tier 4 Student Attendance Recording

All students who are sponsored under the UKVI Tier 4 student visa scheme are required to check-in using the SafeZone Smartphone App

Please do the following:

  • Download the SafeZone app to their smartphone, it is available here: https://www.hw.ac.uk/services/safety-security/safezone.htm
  • Register on the app using their Heriot-Watt email address (not a personal email address)
  • For at least one academic session in every ‘working week’, check-in when they arrive and check-out when they leave.
  • Check their Heriot-Watt email account frequently for updates and information

The University sends out emails to Tier 4 students each week to tell them if they recorded their attendance correctly during the previous working week.

If a Tier 4 student is contacted by their school/student/PGR office, or Director of Governance & Legal Services about poor attendance, this must be taken seriously and treated as a very urgent matter.

Tier 4 attendance recording with SafeZone is a flexible, convenient and discreet way for Tier 4 students to log their attendance each week. It is an important part of the Tier 4 student visa conditions, and checking-in each week demonstrates to UKVI that a person is a genuine student and engaged with their studies at Heriot-Watt University.

Any Tier 4 student that has a genuine reason why they cannot use SafeZone for Tier 4 attendance purposes should raise this with their school office immediately