Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders

City Campus Rural

Ucas code: H24

Heriot-Watt is Scotland's most international university with beautiful campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and now Malaysia. We offer students the opportunity to have an international experience in a lovely learning environment no matter where they study. And did you know that Heriot-Watt is one of only two universities in Europe offering a Brewing and Distilling degree..?
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What students say about this university

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    • The downside

      Campus is pretty far away from Edinburgh town centre

      2013, 2nd year, Marine Biology

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    • Student Union

      The student union does organize a lot of events such as parties and allows rooms to be rented by other societies. I think the...

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      2014, 2nd year, Chemical Engineering

      Student Union

      The student union does organize a lot of events such as parties and allows rooms to be rented by other societies. I think the problem with our union is that students are not very aware of the activities taking place in the union.

      2014, 2nd year, Chemical Engineering

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    • The downside

      on campus shop can be expensive.

      2013, 1st year, Accountancy

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    • Creative scene

      There is a creative scene at the Uni however it is not a large one as the Uni is mainly a science and business school.

      2014, 2nd year, Complementary Medicines, Therapies & Well Being Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching is as expected, it's quite average, but I would rather have more interactive learning than lectures.At...

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      2016, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching is as expected, it's quite average, but I would rather have more interactive learning than lectures.At the moment my course isn't very specific to my degree title, it's challenging but I don't find it particularly interesting.I am assessed with essays, webtests, practicals and end of semester exams.Limited feedback from tutors, if any at all.Labs are fairly modern, but more computers should be available specifically for SLS students.

      2016, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Student support and disability service is awesome. There is nothing the staff there wont help you out with. It is really easy...

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      2013, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      Student support and disability service is awesome. There is nothing the staff there wont help you out with. It is really easy to get between classes. As all the buildings are connected this is extra helpful when its snowing or raining - typical scottish weather. There are soo many different places to eat on campus, no matter your budger, appetite or taste there is always something for you. Our wireless service is exceptional you have always been able to get really good connectivity whereever you are on campus - we are connecting to a new server this academic year however so this might change. Our annual beer festival is a must. The atmosphere is fantastic - i dont even like beer/cider but i still have fun every year! Parking on campus is really easy, you can even get a car park pass from your academic building so you dont have to park in the visitor car parks which are a bit of a walk away. If you dont drive the bus connections are brilliant if you live in Edinburgh The 25 comes around every 10 mins and the 34 every 15.

      2013, 3rd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

41%

LOW

Sporty

72%

MED

Political

35%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

71%

MED

Varied union activities

59%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

10,705

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

66%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

19%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

41%

of students are female

Young / Mature

15%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

34%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

58%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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