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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    • Nightlife

      Stay away from Hive.

      2014, 2nd year, Organic Chemistry

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    • The upside

      Diverse and multi-cultural student population.

      2013, 3rd year

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    • Facilities

      great sewing workshops but not enough time allocated to some classes. great facilities and computer programmes-gives you the...

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      2012, 2nd year, Pattern Making

      Facilities

      great sewing workshops but not enough time allocated to some classes. great facilities and computer programmes-gives you the upper hand to other studying fashion who don't learn to use these industrial programmes and techniques

      2012, 2nd year, Pattern Making

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    • The upside

      the campus is really nice, especially in first year it keeps everyone together in a major city which gives a great night life.

      2013, 2nd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Feedback on some assignments

      2012, 2nd year, Chemistry

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    • Accommodation

      The halls I lived in (Pentland) have just been knocked down, but I had friends in all the different halls. I wouldn't...

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      2013, 3rd year, Management Techniques

      Accommodation

      The halls I lived in (Pentland) have just been knocked down, but I had friends in all the different halls. I wouldn't necessarily say one was better than the other, because they are all different styles, so it depends what you want. I did enjoy spending time in my friend's flat in Ettrick, but that was also down to the people. What you put into halls and who your hallsmates are make the experience, not necessarily which building you are in. In terms of student flats, I lived in Slateford, which was really handy for Asda and buses to uni/town. Most HW students live there or in Gorgie, which is closer to town, but more accessible for buses to uni.

      2013, 3rd year, Management Techniques

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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
Student score 82% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

87%

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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