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Student life

We are a vibrant, forward-looking university offering a high quality learning experience and a welcoming and friendly environment. With an international reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading edge but practical research, we are one of the leading UK universities for business and industry. We educate the technologists, professionals and thinkers of tomorrow and our graduates are highly sought after by employers.


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We think you'll find student life at Heriot-Watt stimulating, interesting and full of new opportunities, whether you study at our Edinburgh, Galashiels, Orkney or Dubai campus.

Our campuses offer a great student experience. You'll meet others who share your interests and people from all over the world, discover new sports and activities, and make lifelong friends. And we'll support you all the way, through a range of services and facilities that will help you make the best of your time as a student.

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Facilities

To see the facilities available at each of our Campuses, visit the links below:

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Accommodation

Edinburgh Campus
There are over 1,600 residential places available on our Edinburgh Campus, all within easy reach of your lectures, sports facilities and the Students' Union.

Scottish Borders Campus
There are around 200 self-catered rooms and flats on the Scottish Borders Campus, and the University also leases flats off-campus and in the town centre. 

Dubai Campus
The student accommodation on our Dubai Campus is set in lush, green surroundings, situated close to shops and local amenities.

Orkney Campus
There are no halls of residence or University leased flats at the Orkney Campus, but we can help you find private accommodation locally.

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Student life

Heriot-Watt offers a great student experience from the quality of our degrees and learning opportunities, to our campus environments, range of facilities and social scene.

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What our students say

Visit our website to see what or students have to say.

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Key facts & figures

  • As the eighth oldest Higher Education Institution in the UK, we have encouraged innovation since 1821.
  • Approximately 21,000 students study Heriot-Watt degrees in over 30 countries around the world.
  • We have invested £34 million in new residences at Edinburgh and Scottish Borders Campuses to improve the student experience.
  • We are the Scottish University of the Year 2012/13 (and 2011/12) and UK University of the Year for Student Experience 2012/13 in the Sunday Times University Guide.
  • We are ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in UK universities in the 2012 National Student Survey.
  • We are in the Top 10 for graduate employment in the UK - over 94% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduation in the 2012 National Students Survey.

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Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS

Tel: +44 (0)131 449 5111

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Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS

Tel: +44 (0)131 449 5111

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