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Heriot-Watt University Soars in Latest Rankings of Academic Quality and Student Satisfaction

October 5, 2012

erioteriot-Watt University has again strengthened its claim to being one of the top universities in the world by its recent selection as the best university in Scotland in 2012. Now in its eighth year, the National Student Survey (NSS) measures 23 core criteria of the student experience across over 120 universities and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor of HWU, Professor Steve Chapman, said of the excellent results: "Being Scottish University of the Year, number one in UK for student experience and voted number one in Scotland by students is a fantastic hat-trick. At Heriot-Watt, we put great effort into an exceptional student experience by striving to consistently deliver excellent facilities, teaching, and support services. These positive results represent a strong feeling among students of the levels of professionalism of the staff." Established in 1821, Heriot-Watt University specialises in subjects in technology, engineering, business and design. It is ranked in the top 5% of universities worldwide. HWU has four campuses in Scotland and Dubai, with a new campus under construction in Malaysia.

The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 Scottish University of the Year 2012/13 for the second year UK University of the Year for student experience Number 9 in the UK overall National Student Survey 2012 Number 1 in Scotland (up from Number 3 last year) Number 4 in UK universities (up from Number 29 last year) In the Top 10 in UK for graduate employment Top in UK for Applied Psychology Top in Scotland for Civil Engineering

As reported on the BBC News website (, the NSS 2012 results has rated HWU as the Number 1 university in Scotland (up from Number 3 last year) and Number 4 university in UK (up from Number 29 last year). At the same time, The Sunday Times University Guide 2012/13 named Heriot-Watt as Scottish University of the Year (for the second year running) and the UK University of the Year for student experience. experience

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The local connection

Jamaican students now have the chance to obtain a top-ranked HWU degree. This increases their global appeal and marketability. Selected undergraduate and graduate programmes from HWU are available through B&B University College (15 Carlton Crescent, Kgn 10). This includes the following options:

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