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 upside

      Social life is good

      2013, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      heriot watts union offers cheap drink and on different days of the week there are offers on food.

      2012, 1st year, Applied Mathematics

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    • The downside

      Student Union could do more, the night life only really applies to people who stay on campus. Feedback and speed of exam...

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      2012, 4th year, Chemical Engineering

      The downside

      Student Union could do more, the night life only really applies to people who stay on campus. Feedback and speed of exam results could be improved on, in comparison to some other universities.

      2012, 4th year, Chemical Engineering

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    • Academic Experience

      First year is the same as advanced higher, so I wasn't particularly challenged this year, but the lecturers still managed to...

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      2013, 1st year, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics

      Academic Experience

      First year is the same as advanced higher, so I wasn't particularly challenged this year, but the lecturers still managed to make it interesting. The hardest part was probably practical labs, which I really struggled with because you had to write a report in a time limit, and I'm not very good at that. However, the rest was great. I particularly enjoyed programming labs, because it was the first time I learned programming.

      2013, 1st year, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics

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    • Everyday expenses

      Catered food is o.k, standard, nothing great.

      2012, 3rd year, Sport & Exercise Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Accommodation is basic but being rebuilt.

      2012, 2nd year, Others In Biological Sciences

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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
Student score 83% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW

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

63%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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