Category Archives: Alumni News

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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From Heriot-Watt to Car Theft – Life at Rockstar North

For many, working in games design is a dream come true – but a dream realised only after years of study and hard work.

We spoke to Lauren Truesdale, a camera programmer with Rockstar Games, the award-winning company most famous for producing Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. Continue reading

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Macken Bryggeri – The Black Arts of Brewing

Dr Andrés Furukawa has brewed all over the world. Born and raised in Mexico City, he began his career there in the “black arts of brewing” in 1999 as a brewer assistant at Santa Fe Beer Factory, before moving on … Continue reading

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Computer Science Reunion: Class of 1975

Heriot-Watt was recently visited by a group of Computer Science alumni who had graduated from this university in 1975. 40 years later they came back to reunite and tour the campus of their alma mater as it is today. Choosing … Continue reading

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David Nussbaum – CEO of WWF UK

David Nussbaum (Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, 1982) is the Chief Executive of WWF UK, and Chair of the UK Chapter of the anti-corruption movement, Transparency International, two international non-governmental organisations (NGO). We speak to David more in depth in the … Continue reading

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Professor Murray Roberts – The Millenium Project

Professor Murray Roberts is a marine biologist at Heriot-Watt who studies the biology and ecology of deep-sea or cold-water corals. His current research goals can be summarised as ‘working to advance understanding of the biology and ecology of cold-water corals … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Graduations – Class of 2015

Congratulations to all of our recent graduates of class 2015! Heriot-Watt has seen yet another successful year in both the Edinburgh and Scottish Borders campuses. The Heriot-Watt alumni team were very privileged to share in the celebrations with the #HWUgrads … Continue reading

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1975 Civil Engineering Graduates 40th Reunion

We were delighted to hear about another Heriot-Watt reunion the below report, written by Allan Hill, shows how important a lifelong alumni network can be. “Civil Engineering graduates of 1975 celebrated their 40th re-union on the 20th of June. The … 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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