Heriot-Watt is an innovative, research-led, public university in the heart of Edinburgh in Scotland. Ever since its foundation in 1821 as the world’s first mechanic’s institute, the institution has steadily grown into today’s specialist, pioneering university. Heriot-Watt is world renowned and has a global presence. The university aims to provide its student with the best preparation for their future careers. The academic staff is highly qualified and consists of industry professionals and scholars who are eager to pass on their knowledge and expertise, in order to educate tomorrow’s leaders. The university is a specialist in engineering, business and science. Heriot-Watt has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, and has 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) and educational partners in 150 countries. More than 30,000 students are studying on site or through distance learning. With one third of its on-campus students coming from outside the UK, Heriot-Watt is one of the most internationally diversified universities in the UK. Graduates of Heriot-Watt own the skills that are sought after by employers, hence the employment rate of students who graduate is very high- 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduating from university.
The University offers a good balance between the academic and social life for students. The various activities and events offer students an opportunity to showcase their talents whereas, the exception course outlines helps students do explore areas through research and learning via group presentations and case studies.View more
The university has some good professors.
However not much support is provided if u want to do extra academic things. Rest all the clubs and activities are nice. Could have more parking space. Good community though.
fun and nice environment to be in. goofd university life and fun to be around . also nice people nice professors and the atmosphere is very interesting, way too much drama is present though so that’s thereView more
Overall a good university. Friendly environment and helpful staff giving us a good experience at the university. The professor seems well trained and comfortable to communicate with. A good bond between all the students and a nice atmosphere to spend time around and get a good education.View more
The classes are all related to ur major, and they aren’t overwhelming. I have a maximum of 4 classes per semester which is amazing. The facilities could use some work though, they are pretty outdated. Hopefully the new campus will solve that issue.View more
The overall experience was good but I was in love with the Edinburgh campus due to its size and focus on world-class equipment, space, and diversity. Dubai campus was very small and lacked diversity which does not give provide an overall, world-class experience. The faculty is great here though. Accommodation was very small as well.View more
I think the school is good for someone who is either working on doing a lot of other things on the side. If you are looking for an all inclusive type of university experience then this place is not for you.View more
I like the facilities that are available though there is always room for improvements in the way things are organised such as events. All in all, it becomes homely with the right people and with knowing the staff personally.View more
I would recommend improving its Food Court & adding trips for students. The good thing about the university is that the quality of studies in Accountancy & Finance is pretty good with the lecturers being extremely supportiveView more
Heriot-Watt Edinburgh Campus is a place that welcomes all. Hosting multiple nationalities from all over the world, the university always feels like home away from home. Be it the breathtaking beauty of the campus or the people at the university, at heriot watt you will always find yourself discovering new things every single day.View more