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Heriot Watt University

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Heriot Watt University

Key Information
Quick Facts
An Overview
Services for students
Rankings
Accommodation for Students
Location of the University
Notable Alumni
Key Information

Particular

Details

Location

Edinburgh, Scotland

Established

1821

Total Students

10,450

Percentage of International Students

 25%

Quick Facts

  • Known for its strength in science and engineering, it is one of the 39 old universities in the UK comprising the distinctive second cluster of elite universities after Oxbridge.
  • The Sports Union is responsible for the University’s 30 sports clubs. The Student Union at Heriot-Watt is a student-led organisation headed by individuals elected from the student population. The association has represented students both locally and nationally since its foundation in 1966,[90] and is a member of both the Edinburgh Students’ Forum and the National Union of Students (NUS). It is also responsible for running the University’s Student Union, which runs events for students and supports student societies.

An Overview

Heriot-Watt is divided into six schools and one institute that coordinate its teaching and research:

  • The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, incorporating petroleum engineering and renewable energy technology, architectural engineering, civil & structural engineering, construction management & surveying, geography and urban studies
  • The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, incorporating chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical, electronic and computing engineering, mechanical engineering and physics
  • The School of Social Sciences (formerly, School of Management and Languages), incorporating accountancy and finance, business management, economics and languages
  • The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, incorporating actuarial mathematics and statistics, computer science and mathematics
  • The School of Textiles and Design
  • Edinburgh Business School, which offers postgraduate courses at MBA, MSc and DBA level
  • The Urban Institute, which is a research collaboration for urban studies between Heriot-Watt University and The University of Edinburgh.

Services for students

Student helpline (10:00-16:00 Monday to Friday)-0131 451 8899

  • Disability support
  • Counselling
  • Mental health support
  • Mental health mentoring
  • Thinking of leaving guidance
  • Student Success Advice
  • Coaching
  • Wellbeing support
  • Drop in sessions
  • Wellbeing activities
  • Residence life
  • Study skills referrals

Rankings

National rankings
Complete (2020)[48] 35
Guardian (2020)[49] 61
Times / Sunday Times (2020)[50] 33
Global rankings
ARWU (2019)[52] 501-600
CWTS Leiden (2019)[53] 319 [51]
QS (2020)[54] 314
THE (2020)[55] 251–300
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework[56] Silver
ARWU Subject rankings (World)[57]
Civil Engineering[58] 101-150
Electrical Electronic Engineering[59] 201-300
Finance[60] 151-200
Mathematics[61] 101-150
Mechanical Engineering[62] 201-300
Oceanography[63] 101-150
Telecom Engineering[64] 51-75

Accommodation for Students

  • iQ Grove
  • iQfountainbridge
  • Meadow Court
  • Panmure Court
  • Vita Student Edinburgh
  • iQ Elliott house

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Location of the University

Heriot-Watt currently has five campuses, and also runs distance learning programmes through 53 approved learning partners to students around the world.

  • Edinburgh- Heriot-Watt’s main campus is located in Riccarton in South West Edinburgh on 380 acres of parkland. The campus consists of: academic buildings, student residences, a postgraduate centre, shops, several library collections, childcare, healthcare, a chaplaincy, a variety of recreational and sports facilities, and a museum, as well as the Student Union’s main premises.
  • Scottish Borders- The School began life in 1883 when the Galashiels Manufacturer’s Corporation began running classes in practical courses for its workers. The institution gradually grew both in terms of student numbers and the number of courses it offered, and it ultimately became known as the Scottish College of Textiles in 1968. In 1998 the College merged with Heriot-Watt, leading to the creation of the School of Textiles and Design in its modern form.
  • Dubai- Heriot-Watt’ s Dubai Campus opened in 2005. It was the first British university to set up in Dubai International Academic City. Offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses similar to those found in Scotland, the Campus facilitates student exchanges between Britain and the Emirates. It has facilities including a library, catering, computer access and shops. An expanded campus opened in the city in November 2011, allowing double the number of students to study for a Heriot-Watt degree in the city.
  • Malaysia- Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s purpose-built campus opened in Putrajaya in September 2014, £35 million was invested in the Malaysian campus, which is the first ‘green campus’ in the country. It is situated in a lakeside location of 4.8 acres offering undergraduate as well as master’s degree.
  • Ornkey- Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s purpose-built campus opened in Putrajaya in September 2014, £35 million was invested in the Malaysian campus, which is the first ‘green campus’ in the country. It is situated in a lakeside location of 4.8 acres offering undergraduate as well as master’s degree.

Notable Alumni

  • Arts-
  • Theodore S. Clerk, (1909-1965), city planner, first Ghanaian architect and developer of the port city of Tema
  • Sir Nicholas Grimshaw (born 1939), architect of the Eden Project, president of the Royal Academy since 2004
  • Sir Robert Matthew (1906–1975), designed the Royal Commonwealth Pool and founded RMJM
  • Patrick Nuttgens (1930–2004), academic and writer on architecture
  • Sir Basil Spence (1907–1976), architect of Coventry Cathedral and the New Zealand Parliament Building (nicknamed ‘The Beehive’) in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Sir William Kininmonth (1904–1988), architect of Adam House and Pollock Halls, both in Edinburgh
  • Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith (born 1927), conservation architect and head of ECA’s Department of Architecture 1978–1988
  • Rab and Denise Bennetts, founders of Bennetts Associates
  • John McAslan, architect
  • Kygo, Norwegian DJ and record producer
  • Dame Muriel Spark, British writer (took a course in commercial correspondence and précis writing at Heriot-Watt College)
  • John Thomson, pioneering photographer
  • Deepak Tripathi, historian and former journalist
  • Irvine Welsh, British writer of the novel Trainspotting
  • Greg Wise, British actor and producer
  • Joanne Yeoh, Malaysian violinist and music lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Gary Younge, writer and journalist

 

  • Academia and Sciences
    • Iain Baikie, Physicist winner of Swan Medal and Prize
    • Christina Miller, chemist
    • James Nasmyth, inventor of the steam hammer
    • Sarah Tabrizi, neurologist
    • Le Hai An (1971-2019), The late Deputy Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam and rector of Hanoi University of Mining and Geology.
  • Business-
  • Iain Baikie, Physicist winner of Swan Medal and Prize
  • Christina Miller, chemist
  • James Nasmyth, inventor of the steam hammer
  • Sarah Tabrizi, neurologist
  • Le Hai An (1971-2019), The late Deputy Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam and rector of Hanoi University of Mining and Geology.
  • Politics-
  • NathifJama Adam, Somali banker and politician
  • Sarah Boyack, former MSP and Minister for Transport of Scotland
  • IngvaldGodal, former Member of the Norwegian Parliament and former Chairman of the Norwegian Support Committee for Chechnya
  • Bernie Grant, British Labour Party politician, the Member of Parliament for Tottenham from 1987 to 2000; Britain’s first Afro-Caribbean MP (did not graduate)
  • Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs in the Scottish Government
  • Hassan Ali Khaire, Somali politician, Prime Minister of Somalia
  • Archy Kirkwood, Baron Kirkwood of Kirkhope, former Liberal Democrat MP
  • Mark MacGregor, Conservative Party politician
  • Brian Monteith, former Conservative MSP
  • TeoHo Pin, Member of the Singapore Parliament
  • Henning Skumsvoll, Member of the Norwegian Parliament
  • Graham Watson, former MEP and President of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party
  • Lord Mike Watson, Baron Watson of Invergowrie, former MP and MSP
  • Sports
  • Jock Clear, Formula One engineer[103]
  • Keith “Swaz” Fraser, Olympic skier (Graduated 1991 with M.Eng in Civil Engineering)
  • Lee Jones, current member of the Scotland national rugby union team
  • Shirley Robertson, TV presenter and double Olympic gold medallist
  • Jack Ross, British professional footballer
  • Gordon Shedden, British auto racing driver
  • Other
  • Liam Burns, NUS UK President 2011–13
  • Fiona Watson, political affairs officer

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    On Campus Accommodation:

    https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/edinburgh/accommodation.htm

    Off Campus Accommodation:

    Private student accommodation providers:

    1. CRM-Student – http://www.crm-students.com/
    2. Unite Students – http://www.unitestudents.com/
    3. Chapter-Living – https://www.chapter-living.com
    4. IQ Student – https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/
    5. Pure Student Living – http://www.purestudentliving.com/
    6. Liberty Living – https://www.libertyliving.co.uk/
    7. Victoria League Student House – https://www.victorialeague.co.uk/
    8. Student Castle – http://www.studentcastle.co.uk/
    9. Opto Living – http://www.optoliving.com/
    10. Vista Student – https://www.vitastudent.com/
    11. Mezzino – https://www.mezzino.co.uk/
    12. Fresh Student Living – http://www.freshstudentliving.co.uk/
    13. Scape – https://www.scape.com/en-uk
    14. Urbanest Student Accommodation – http://www.uk.urbanest.com/
    15. Host-Student – https://www.host-students.com
    16. Mansion Student – http://www.mansionstudent.co.uk/
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