"I visited the University of Heriot-Watt campus for its open day on the 23rd of September, amongst thousands of other students. The campus itself is situated to the northwest of the city, five minutes from Edinburgh Airport and 20 minutes by bus from the city centre. The campus is surrounded by tall trees and fields, and as it’s built on top of an old manor house the gardens in which it's situated make for a country feel.
There are many modern buildings on the campus, however, including the research centre, the new accommodation buildings and the main buildings, all built just towards the end of the last century. The new accommodation on site is extremely new, built last year, and comes with all the modern comforts. Each room has a large window overlooking the vast football pitches and contain a new desk each year, a double bed and en suite bathrooms.
As I went to look at the Business courses, I sat down for a talk in the main hall about the many opportunities the University offers. In particular, the University has three campuses in three different climates; Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia. They offer a year, half year or semester abroad to study there, or at any one of their 200 other University partnerships. Looking at International Business, this would be incredibly beneficial to any student looking to increase their knowledge of international relations.
University of Heriot-Watt Business School
The sport complex at Heriot-Watt is world class. Oriam, the giant sports complex that they have on campus, was built by the Scottish government for £33 million and houses both Hearts of Midlothian and the National Scottish football teams. Three indoor pitches with stands, squash courts, two gyms and two handball courts, all housed in a giant dome, sports lovers will feel right at home. It also has two outdoor football pitches and two rugby pitches, meaning constant sports are available.