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

      Student support and student life.

      2013, 2nd year, Clothing/Fashion Design

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    • Facilities

      The library has an extensive range of academic texts and journals; seating is comfortable and nearly always available (except...

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      2012, 1st year, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics

      Facilities

      The library has an extensive range of academic texts and journals; seating is comfortable and nearly always available (except near exam time). There is no shortage of PC's, in the library or the local computer labs in academic buildings, however they are painfully slow and not recommended if you need to work in a hurry. Fairly high-speed WiFi is available on campus (except, unfortunately, in halls), so it makes sense to bring your own laptop along. Sports facilities are generally excellent, but we ought to have a swimming pool and an extra sports hall (only 2 at present). The gym isn't enormous but all of the exercise equipment is in good shape. Sufficient equipment is provided in Physics labs, although some pieces of apparatus are very dated (sometimes giving imprecise readings). Thankfully demonstrators are always on hand to help resolve technical issues and give advice.

      2012, 1st year, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics

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    • The downside

      Practical an employability skills. Too much theory, too old-fashioned. No Erasmus for Economics students. No internship...

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      2012, 2nd year, Economics

      The downside

      Practical an employability skills. Too much theory, too old-fashioned. No Erasmus for Economics students. No internship opportunities with university partners in my subject.

      2012, 2nd year, Economics

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    • Creative scene

      It is a textiles and fashion campus for the uni.

      2014, 2nd year, Textile Design

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    • Sport

      There is many sports you can play here: Football, Rugby, Golf, Tennis etc. A Scuba diving society has even been set up last year.

      2014, 2nd year, Business & Administrative Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Creative scene

      Arts isn't a big thing, but the campus is beautiful & edinburgh is the perfect setting for developing your artistic style

      2014, 4th year, Colour Chemistry

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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

47%

LOW

Political

38%

LOW

Sporty

71%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

67%

MED

Varied union activities

62%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

11,065

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

62%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

25%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

40%

of students are female

Young / Mature

19%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

36%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

63%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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