General Information

PGR student code of practice

The Heriot-Watt University Code of Practice (CoP) lays out the reasonable expectations and responsibilities entered into by all parties at the outset of a research programme. The Student-Supervisor Agreement form in Annex I must be signed by you and your supervisor then returned to the Research Administrator.


MACS PhD student handbook

This handbook has been developed as a supplement to the CoP to provide information specifically relating to MACS such as support contacts, seminar information and training opportunities. It also provides a summary of some areas covered in the CoP such as annual leave, responsibilities and the progression process.

MACS PhD student Wiki

Created for and by your fellow MACS PhD students you will find information such as

Events – What is happening when and where?

Policies – Details on the admin part of a PhD

Help and Guidelines – Advice on surviving your PhD

Students – List of Students with office, telephone, supervisors, mentors

Tutoring – Material and helpful documents

and the recent edition of Things to do in your final year

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