Skills for Success

Skills for Success has been written to support undergraduate students at Heriot-Watt University and to help you develop key skills in information, IT and effective study.

The course contains 3 sections:


Skills for Success is available to all staff and students at Heriot-Watt University. It is not programme specific – and students on all campuses, studying full time, part time or by distance learning may find the content useful.

The material can help you:

  • Find high quality academic sources for your assignments – and use them appropriately in your coursework and assignments.
  • Use desktop software to prepare and present your work.
  • Develop good study and organisation skills.

You don’t need to work though the material from beginning to end – you can dip in and out as you wish and visit and revisit as often as you like.

We hope you find it useful – please feel free to provide feedback using the Feedback link, or by adding a comment to the map (in Where are you?)

To access Skills for Success you must self-enrol:

You can watch a screen cast at or follow the steps 1 – 5 below.

  1. Log in to Vision
  2. Select the Organisations tabsfs
  3. Search for Skills for Success
  4. Click the drop-down arrow under the Organisation ID,
    next to VIIASS
  5. Click Enrol, then click Submit, and finally click OK

Skills for Success will be available in the My Organisations module.



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  1. Resource of the Week: Skills4StudyCampus | InformS

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