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Not a lot on in the student union but sports facilities and clubs are good. There is WiFi across the campus and there are good food facilities on campus. The buildings are all connected and are at most a 15 minute walk from one side to the other.

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By Beckyw
On 20th December 16

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Anna Macleod #1
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Robin Smith Hall #3
George Burnett Hall #4
Christina Miller Hall #5
Robert Bryson Hall #6
Leonard Horner Hall #7
Lord Thomson Hall #8

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Most helpful review

Not a lot on in the student union but sports facilities and clubs are good. There is WiFi across the campus and there are good food facilities on campus. The buildings are all connected and are at most a 15 minute walk from one side to the other.

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By Beckyw
On 20th December 16

Applying to Heriot-Watt University

Entry Requirements:

208-223 UCAS Points

Average range for Heriot-Watt University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
6,445
÷  
Applications:
8,300
=
Offer rate:
77.65%
Acceptances:
1,395
÷  
Applicants:
7,075
=
Acceptance rate:
19.72%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

Heriot-Watt University Reputation

Heriot-Watt University is located in South East Scotland, Edinburgh. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 10,500 students are enrolled at Heriot-Watt University:

- 7,405 of these students come from the UK
- 970 come from other EU countries
- And 2,120 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2016/17)

 


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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st September 19

This is the worst university. They don’t care about you. They put in touch with a counsellor that didn’t even bloody reply to my emails about the distress I was in. And when complained they didn’t even answer. No regard for student wellbeing at all, don’t get pulled in with propaganda articles. Honestly just the only thing they have going the fact that they market as an international university. Appalled at the lack of care for students. Most tutors can’t even speak English to an understandable level, how do you expect them to answer questions. And then lecturers don’t even have time to answer questions. They’ll give you so many hints for exams to compensate lack of teaching. But you’re not learning anything. Yeah uni is about self study but there is still help when you need it but not here, you’re on your own. With your own personal tutor giving you crap advice and the disorganised entity. They need to stop milking every penny and care about students wellbeing as well.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 6th July 19

This university is a commercial entity, regard for academic progress is only bolstered by the fact that successful applicants pay fees, which then go to research. More importantly they strive for the international contingent, so as to gain more fees whilst subjecting candidates to failing systems, structure, lack of empathy, disregard for mental health issues not to mention but a few failings. Horrendous institution quite evident when you've circa 40% loss in staff in one year due to unresolved strike action (whilst high ranking staff receive pay rises) and a senior lecturer dismissed for sexual misconduct 'A Scottish university has dismissed one of its professors over allegations he carried out sexual and physical assaults over a 12-year period'

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st July 19

Il mangiare fa veramente cagare,in questi giorni abbiamo invidiato i carcerati.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd April 19

by far the best university ive ever been to

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 9th April 19

An absolute disgrace. The fees for distance learning (building conservation) are simply out of date pdfs and the admin is appalling. Each year they struggled to enrol me on the courses as it was being paid for by my work ("computer says no" - even though they say they accept sponsor letters you can't enrol on the courses unless you pay upfront with debit/credit card), and then admin ignored my emails until I put in a formal complaint. I sat my most recent exams at an off campus locations (Caledonian University), where they double booked the room and had to scurry around finding me somewhere to sit my exam. Don't go here.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th March 19

Doing my postgraduate in Heriot-Watt Malaysia. Excellent lecturer, able to link theories and current business conditions. The lecturer very helpful (willing to guide you anytime). Internet connection stable, online library accessible any part of the world!!(you not require to physically in the campus). Student portal; vision is user friendly and systematic. If you working adult, this university able to add value in your career.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th February 19

This is an absolute pleasure service from the management and you'll get necessary suggestions from the management in time when need. All the campuses are helpful to serve you information and this is really a great platform to learn.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th September 18

I absolutely love attending Heriot-Watt University! It is such a beautiful campus and the people are incredible. Everyone should come here. The best hall is Anna Macleod. Come visit me sometime in room F18.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th July 18

The campus is pretty and welcoming, if not a little boring, however it is what you make of it and it is extremely good at teaching things practically rather than idealistically

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th July 18

Best univ for actuarial science!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd July 18

In 2012, wishing to study in a UK university, I turned toward Heriot-Watt university. University that had been recommended to me at the time by an academic advising office. I had never heard about Heriot-Watt; but I had noticed that this Uni was very present on internet and social media. Also, the University had different campuses, in Scotland (the main one), in Malaysia, in Dubai and in London. My acceptance and integration on the basis of student credits transfer has been done rapidly and easily. Once studying at Heriot-Watt London, the lectures were interesting but the academic organisation as the administration were very messy. The relationships between lecturers and academic staff were sometimes conflicting which was embarrassing for students. The academic staff turnover was incredibly high (during my degree I met more than 5 different academic advisors or registrars), and the indications given by them were most of the time strange and confusing.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st May 18

In general good facilities, there are some incidents of clear abusement of PhD students and bossy behavior by lectures with he university taking no action towards the lecturers and covered the situtation for reputation reasons.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th March 18

Do not consider going here for a postgraduate! You will regret it, as I do.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th June 17

Very modern and always working hard to improve facilities and student experience. Wide range of facilities from a shop to cafes to a state of the art sports facility. A lovely place with very helpful staff

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 2nd May 17

This uni is terrible went to all the lectures and learnt nothing. Teachers seemed as though they could not be bothered to teach they always ended lessons 15-30 mins early. Teachers took weeks to reply to emails. No learning took place it was a teacher reading word for word of a slide that we had access to online most people barely ever went to the lectures and I dont blame them. It seems as though everything is about money with this school take my advice and think twice before coming here waste of money waste of time

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

As a HW MBA alumnus with a specialism (2003 and 2005) and 6 doctor-level courses completed I am reminded everyday how much I have benefited from their most topical and challenging academic standards. It has really helped me to develop 'mental mettle'.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th December 16

Not a lot on in the student union but sports facilities and clubs are good. There is WiFi across the campus and there are good food facilities on campus. The buildings are all connected and are at most a 15 minute walk from one side to the other.

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

Great University in a lovely location!

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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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