Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders
Ucas code: H24
What students say about this university525 comments (153 students)
student union is a great place to just sit with friends all the food places everyone is free to just chill with friends and...
student union is a great place to just sit with friends all the food places everyone is free to just chill with friends and isn't expected to buy anything and the canteen often plays the news as well×
A good bus route with cheap fares means the University is very accessible from the city center. The cost of living in Edinburgh...
A good bus route with cheap fares means the University is very accessible from the city center. The cost of living in Edinburgh is relatively manageable for student living. There are also plenty of opportunities for part time work on and off the campus.×
i didnt live in halls, but often spent time there with friends, the halls are very small and not the best however it provided...
i didnt live in halls, but often spent time there with friends, the halls are very small and not the best however it provided good entertainment×
Teaching staff is amasing, and careers services extremely helpful!:) Got me employed before graduation!Report
I usually have 4 subjects each semester, studying 4 days a week. I study diverse subjects including Marketing, Logistics and...
I usually have 4 subjects each semester, studying 4 days a week. I study diverse subjects including Marketing, Logistics and computer- based work. We have lots of group work and presentations. It is challenging as I have to communicate with different students with different ideas from mine all to create a final project that looks professional enough- it may be a piece of clothing in the first year, an online magazine, a shop display, a successful store marketing strategy etc. I strongly recommend the fashion related courses at Heriot- Watt as we get the chance to work with stores like Harvey Nichols. This is a great experience. In my course we also have exams with essay- type questions once each semester but I heard from older students than me that they had only coursework the third year. Some of the classes like the Photography subject are based more on the personal opinion of the teachers about your work which is sometimes a bit unfair but I guess it's common when the subject is more creative. Unfortunately, we don't get a lot of feedback just the grade. I think we should get our feedback because we can't learn from our mistakes and we can't improve otherwise. I got only one feedback for my online magazine this semester. I hope the feedback policy will change soon and I personally will ask about my subjects' feedback in the future.×
I had approx 3-4 hours of lectures/tutorials/labs per day. Maths wasn't much of a shock to the system with much of the course...
I had approx 3-4 hours of lectures/tutorials/labs per day. Maths wasn't much of a shock to the system with much of the course being similar to A level Maths. Chemistry was interesting, with some shared content with A level Chemistry, but enough new content to hold your interest. Physics was pretty much identical to A Level Physics, with the exception of the thinking exercises. These presented the student with a worded problem and they were required to use logic, initiative and knowledge to arrive with a reasonable answer. There were often more than one possible solution. Biology course was, to be frank, fairly useless as it was mostly AS level Biology which seemed to have little to no relevance to the Chemical Engineering Degree. Process Industries was very challenging, due to it being an entirely new subject to me. Feedback from Process Industries was limited with two out of three lab reports from Semester 1 not being marked and returned by the end of Semester 2, and all three from Semester 2 were not marked and returned in a timely fashion.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students10,895
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate67%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time20%
of students are part-time
Male / Female41%
of students are female
Young / Mature19%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK36%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction63%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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