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Community Level 4lc15

lc15

Heriot-Watt Uni Review with images

AdvantagesLovely Campus

DisadvantagesSome modules didn't seem relevant on course

"Four years ago, I left school and started the hunt for a suitable university to go to, however I was only really torn between two. This was because I knew that I wanted to move back up Edinburgh, and I also knew that I wanted to do Information Technology. This left Heriot-Watt (actually spelt with 1 ‘R’) or Napier – the two in Edinburgh that seemed to offer this particular subject. I was allowed to apply to six universities; however I ended up choosing ..." Read review
05.08.2007

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Community Level 2craigwstew...

craigwstewart

Heriot Watt University

AdvantagesExcellent campus with superb facilities

DisadvantagesNothing major

"It has been a little while since I posted a review and that is because I have just started university. I am currently in my first year at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh studying Mechanical Engineering. This review is based on my experience of the university. While at university I am staying on campus and therefore will be able to comment on the university, its facilities, the course I am doing and the accommodation. Heriot Watt University ..." Read review
28.09.2006

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Community Level 1racheroosa

racheroosa

The Scottish borders campus

AdvantagesFriendly, cute, safe, cheap, small classes.

DisadvantagesIsolated, no blokes, crap halls, few shops.

"I am in my second year at SBC (Scottish Borders Campus) doing Clothing, & I wanted to advise you of the pitfalls & rewards of the place. Firstly, it might seem obvious but this is a really small campus (about 1000 students) & it affects everything that goes on here. It is set in a small town that formerly served the textile industry with Mills & factories most of which are now extinct. There are 3 night clubs here, 'Bonds' is the most popular because ..." Read review
01.05.2001

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Community Level 1dsjrichards

dsjrichards

MBA Distance Learning

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"If you are looking to do a distance learning Master of Business Administration degree course but have committments on your time then the Herriot-Watt MBA is excellent. Unlike MBAs from other business schools you do not have to attend summer schools using up your annual vacation entitlement. Also if you are not certain of your demands from your fulltime employment the H-W MBA is ideal as you do not have assignments to complete by set dates. Unfortunately ..." Read review
28.07.2000

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Community Level 1jonathanca...

jonathancairns

I loved my en-suite

AdvantagesFlexible degrees, well respected degrees, nice new halls of res, good teaching staff

DisadvantagesFar out of the city, bad IT infrastructure, small library

"I had a good four years at Heriot Watt and don't regret going there for university, but for a university that apparently makes so much money from its research and attracts so many foreign students that pay top dollar to be there, you would think that more money could be spent on facilities for the students. The library is small and has too few books of the same type when a whole class is trying to research the same subject. The computer facilities ..." Read review
28.07.2000

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Community Level 1OHarnisch

OHarnisch

MBA by distance learning

AdvantagesFlexibility, price, content

DisadvantagesAMBA accreditation

"If you are looking for an accredited, flexible and international MBA distance learning programme, Heriot-Watt is a very interesting option. It is no easy option and it can become quite lonely since interactions are very limited. However, you'll be able to continue working full time and still complete the programme in 2-3 years. I did it in two years, studying an average of 40 hours per week. There is no travel involved since HW is very accomodating ..." Read review
01.10.2000

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Community Level 6Manx

Manx

Watt: The Does and the Don’ts.

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"A massive percentage of first year students at Herriot-Watt are living on the campus. The first year is entirely geared up for these students. I am not simply talking about the Freshers’ Fayre. I mean things like the timetable. If you are looking at a fifty-minute bus trip in from Edinburgh (rush hour traffic, of course) then you are also looking at a very early rise if you wish to make the nine o’clock lectures. As most first years are on campus ..." Read review
04.09.2000

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Community Level 2Tyrian

Tyrian

Wouldn't be my first choice if I could do it all over again.

AdvantagesNice campus, newer halls are good

DisadvantagesIt's a degree-mill, campus is in the middle of nowhere.

"In the two and a half years I've been here I've got the impression that all this university is a degree-mill out to squeeze money from students. They let in foreign students who can't really speak or write fluent english (which isn't really their fault) and expect them to write theses which are then "edited" (for want of a better word) by their supervisors. The Riccarton campus is in the middle on nowhere (literally, I'm not joking) and it can get ..." Read review
24.07.2000

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Community Level 1Frankie

Frankie

Distance learning - M.Ed

AdvantagesCan get where you want to go!

DisadvantagesHard work by yourself.

"When you don't complete your education at the right age and you are facing your mid thirties with no prospects in sight, the idea of distance learning is a very appealing idea! With two children now growing up, the long, long days of being a housewife were stretching before me and I decided that it was time to do something about it. On line I searched for distance learning courses. I have always wanted to teach but having no formal qualifications ..." Read review
04.02.2001

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