Heriot-Watt University

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Contact Scott Russell Building, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

Founded

1821

Description

Heriot-Watt University was established in 1821 as the worlds first mechanics institute. It went through a number of subsequent name changes and then in 1966, achieved university status and was named Heriot-Watt University. The university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the UK. The university has five campuses located in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Dubai, Malaysia and Orkney. The Dubai campus was the first university campus from a UK university to be set up in Dubai International Academic City and has since expanded to take double the number of students. Students are offered inter-campus transfers if they wish to study abroad for a period of time as well as transfers through the Erasmus programme. The university is divided into six schools including: energy, geoscience, infrastructure and society; engineering and physical sciences; social sciences; mathematical and computer sciences and textiles and design. The Edinburgh Business School offers postgraduate courses at MBA, MSc and DBA level. Over 50 student societies exist at the university and a number of events are organised by the Students Association including an annual charity beer festival. The Sports Union looks after the university's 30 sports clubs and organises annual events for students that are involved in sports teams. Notable alumni include authors Irvine Welsh and Muriel Spark, Olympic long distance runner Freya Ross, DJ and producer Kygo, and co-founder of craft brewery Brewdog Martin Dickie. Dickie graduated from the brewing and distilling programme and Heriot-Watt university is only one of two universities in Europe which provides this degree.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Physical Science, Education, Psychology, Social Science, Arts and Humanities

Location

United Kingdom
Scott Russell Building, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

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Nabeeha
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I think the school is good for someone who is either working on doing a lot of other things on the side. If you are looking for an all inclusive type of university experience then this place is not for you.

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Ayesha
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The overall experience was good but I was in love with the Edinburgh campus due to its size and focus on world-class equipment, space, and diversity. Dubai campus was very small and lacked diversity which does not give provide an overall,...

The overall experience was good but I was in love with the Edinburgh campus due to its size and focus on world-class equipment, space, and diversity. Dubai campus was very small and lacked diversity which does not give provide an overall, world-class experience. The faculty is great here though. Accommodation was very small as well.

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Overall a good university. Friendly environment and helpful staff giving us a good experience at the university. The professor seems well trained and comfortable to communicate with. A good bond between all the students and a nice atmosphere to...

Overall a good university. Friendly environment and helpful staff giving us a good experience at the university. The professor seems well trained and comfortable to communicate with. A good bond between all the students and a nice atmosphere to spend time around and get a good education.

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I like the facilities that are available though there is always room for improvements in the way things are organised such as events. All in all, it becomes homely with the right people and with knowing the staff personally.

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Andy
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The University offers a good balance between the academic and social life for students. The various activities and events offer students an opportunity to showcase their talents whereas, the exception course outlines helps students do explore...

The University offers a good balance between the academic and social life for students. The various activities and events offer students an opportunity to showcase their talents whereas, the exception course outlines helps students do explore areas through research and learning via group presentations and case studies.

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Guest
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fun and nice environment to be in. goofd university life and fun to be around . also nice people nice professors and the atmosphere is very interesting, way too much drama is present though so that’s there

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Eddi
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The university has some good professors.
However not much support is provided if u want to do extra academic things. Rest all the clubs and activities are nice. Could have more parking space. Good community though.

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Basiq
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The classes are all related to ur major, and they aren’t overwhelming. I have a maximum of 4 classes per semester which is amazing. The facilities could use some work though, they are pretty outdated. Hopefully the new campus will solve that issue.

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