Category Archives: Alumni Awards & Recognition

The Fiona Watson Memorial Fund – Newsletter 12

The Fiona Watson Memorial fund sends a final year student from the University to take up an internship with the UN or an internship with a similar international organisation. The winning student is an ambassador for their country and benefits personally … Continue reading

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Speak now or forever hold your peace

Tom Scott BSC (Hons) sport and Exercise Science, 2005 Scottish Director, Communication Consultants If there is one thing that puts the fear into people more than anything else, it has to be public speaking, whether it is at a wedding … Continue reading

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Epistemy – creators of oilfield risk-assessment software Raven

Heriot-Watt spin-out company, Epistemy – creators of oilfield risk-assessment software Raven – is evidence of how crucial research can be developed into a successful business. Developed from the PhD research of Dr Dan Arnold, it was co-founded with fellow Heriot-Watt … Continue reading

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Stephanie Inglis – Judon’t know who your messing with!

“On the very first day of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, I took to the stage to represent Team Scotland and Judo Scotland in the u57kg category. I was the 6th fight of the day on and the first Scottish girl … Continue reading

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Alumni Magazine – Spring 2015

We’re delighted to release the spring 2015 edition of In Conversation, our magazine for alumni and friends of Heriot-Watt. In this issue we hear from Sir Geoff Palmer on his life in brewing; Baroness Alison Suttie reunites with her Russian lecturer … Continue reading

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David Somerville – Coaching To Greatness

“Our goal at the Commonwealth Games was to win five medals. Obviously we exceed that by some way,” says David Somerville, a BA Management (2004) graduate and previous recipient of a Heriot-Watt Sports Scholarship Programme. With a total haul of … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Tartan

Amy Jarecki MBA, 1996 Author Amy Jarecki studied for her MBA from Heriot-Watt via distance learning, and soon began writing Scottish historical romance novels. We caught up with her to find out more about her career. Who are you and … Continue reading

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UN Intern – Reflections on a unique experience in New York

The 11th recipient of the Fiona Watson Memorial Award was Eleanor Peacock, a languages and interpreting graduate of Heriot-Watt. Awarded annually, the prize an opportunity for a Heriot-Watt graduate to work as an Intern at the UN’s headquarters in New … Continue reading

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Graduation video – Winter 2014

We are pleased to show you our graduation video, which was shown before ceremonies in November and December at our Edinburgh, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong ceremonies. For images of each of the ceremonies, please visit our Facebook page.

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Thanking Our Scholarship Donors

The Development and Alumni Office recently held a drinks reception for some of our scholarship donors to show how their support impacts on the lives of students. Hosted by Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman, the event recognised the support … Continue reading

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