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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    • 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

      Library only recently started opening 24 during exams, could do with late night opening all year round.

      2012, 4th year, Chemistry

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    • The downside

      Union could improve and make it a better place to be, new renovations were a disappointment.

      2012, 2nd year, Chemical Engineering

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    • The upside

      Food

      2013, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      nightlife, union- just not enough things to bring people in the year together

      2012, 2nd year, Pattern Making

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    • Everyday expenses

      I went with plenty of savings so I was never worried about costs, but food on campus is affordable, and the union is very cheap

      2012, 1st year, Mathematics

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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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

10,895

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

67%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

20%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

41%

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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