3.17 / 5

3.17 / 5

Heriot-Watt University

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#124 out of 126 UK Universities


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Bit far from things, on campus supermarket would be good, as well as more union events. But teaching really good and campus really beautiful

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By EB96
On 12th April 15

Studying at Heriot-Watt University

Winner of The Sunday Times award, 'Scottish University of the Year 2011-13', Heriot-Watt University is situated just on the edge of Edinburgh and has a reputation for quality of teaching and programmes and for an outstanding student experience. The university is based over four campuses, three in Scotland and one in Dubai. Students studying island technologies and petroleum technology will be based on the Orkney Island Campus while the Scottish Borders Campus is where those studying design, textiles and business related programmes will be based. Each campus has its own facilities and have received large investment over recent years.

The Edinburgh Campus is home to many great facilities including a bank, bookshop, library, shop and museum plus the Centre for Sport and Exercise which consists of pitches, squash courts, gyms, sports massage, sports science services an indoor Golf Academy, Squash Academy and climbing wall.

The Student Union offers several different services to students, including those to do with university life and wellbeing through to financial advice and careers planning. There is something happening throughout every week in the Student Union venues (Zero, Geordie Bar and Liberty's); comedy, live music, themed club nights and pub quizzes as well as fundraisers and larger celebration balls. Famous names that have played at the union include The Saturdays and KT Tunstall. By day the café and bar serve food and drinks and are open for students to hang out in, play a game of pool and use the free WiFi while watching TV. The fair-trade promoting student Shop offers all sorts of snacks and groceries.

Edinburgh is well equipped for students with many places in the city offering student discounts. There is a huge range of entertainment from comedy and festivals to theatre, film and galleries and its world-famous music scene . There is said to be over 400 pubs to choose from plus cafés, restaurants and other venues which all help to back up Edinburgh being on of the best places to visit in the UK for a night out.



Heriot-Watt University is proud of its links with industry and has ongoing projects with many of them in order to positively influence and inform various industry practices and collaborate with forward-thinking research with some of the most renowned practitioners and thinkers.

Several well known people are alumni of heriot-Watt University including CEO of ITV Adam Crozier, Minister of Transport for Scotland Sarah Boyack, author Irvine Welsh and Formula One engineer Jock Clear.


21 Heriot-Watt University Reviews


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th April 15

Bit far from things, on campus supermarket would be good, as well as more union events. But teaching really good and campus really beautiful

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st February 16

The campus is very relaxed with a good atmosphere! Compared to other universities though, the Students Union isn't as active and there are not that many active societies.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd December 15

Heriot Watt is a good "international" university, where you can explore and experience different culture form all international students. Although I only give one star on some parts, the uni is aspiring and expending. After all, I still recommend here. Welcome to HW!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th September 15

A very good standard of teaching and a very diverse range of programmes to chose from. Opportunities to travel and study abroad at Heriot watt Malaysia or dubai campus.The library is 24/7 during term time, a facility that is used by many students.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 6th October 16

Very bad value for money Depressing campus, remote from the city Very old student malls still from the seventies Bad food

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 6th October 16

Very bad value for money Depressing campus, remote from the city Very old student malls still from the seventies Bad food I paid about 7800 pounds for a Masters programme. Bad support and communication by university staff, nothing individual, very superficial. Your grade heavily depends on how smartly you chose your supervisor. Some of the staff of the School of Life Sciences cannot be bothered to reply to emails relating to their courses. Campus: Pretty depressing atmosphere, student halls in very old buildings (Campus was build in the seventies). I hope that other British Universities offer top quality for the money they take.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 6th October 16

Very bad value for money. I paid about 7800 pounds for a Masters programme. Bad support and communication by university staff, nothing individual, very superficial. Your grade heavily depends on how smartly you chose your supervisor. Some of the staff of the School of Life Sciences cannot be bothered to reply to emails relating to their courses. Campus: Pretty depressing atmosphere, student halls in very old buildings (Campus was build in the seventies). I hope that other British Universities offer top quality for the money they take.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd July 16
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th May 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 16
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th April 16
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st March 16
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th November 15

Ettrick for life.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th November 15

Even though the uni is rather average I'm really enjoying my time here and have met some great people

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd September 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th September 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th September 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th June 15

Homely feel campus

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Great University in a lovely location!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th March 15
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