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Heriot Watt University

HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY

Location

Edinburgh, Scotland

Established

1821

Total Students

Over 30,000 students

QS Ranking (2023)

281

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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Established: 1821

Total Students: 10,450

Percentage of International Students: 25%

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.

 

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.
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

The Bond University campus features a series of Faculty sandstone buildings centred around man-made Lake Orr. The campus was conceived and developed by master planner Daryl Jackson

of Jackson Architecture with significant input from Queensland architect Robin Gibson. The signature arch building was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki.

Students at Bond University have access to a number of academic, technological and recreational facilities. Bond University offers private or shared accommodation on-campus and provides assistance for students seeking off-campus accommodation. The John and Alison Kearney Library services the University in two locations on campus, the Main Library and the Law Library. The Library is recognised as a highly customer-focused support service for the University community and external organisations.

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
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.

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/
  17. The Student Housing Company – http://thestudenthousingcompany.com/

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