Category Archives: Graduate Profile

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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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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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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So Much in Life is Serendipitous

Dr Robert Buchan is an international businessman and highly successful entrepreneur. He’s driven forward the creation of a number of mining companies and is widely admired for his business acumen. With this level of achievement you might expect a clear … 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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Jock Clear – Leadership Lecture

Mechanical Engineering graduate and Senior Race Engineer for Formula 1’s Mercedes team, Dr Jock Clear, visited Heriot-Watt this week to give a Leadership Lecture. His talk covered a range of topics, from his time on the track during Ayrton Senna’s … Continue reading

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Graduate Profile – Property Valuator & Author, L.L.Otto

L.L. Otto MBA 2001 Property Valuator at Otto & Company & Author of The Tsar’s Guard I am a Canadian, living and working in London, Ontario. Our family was originally from the west coast, near Vancouver, BC. I own and … Continue reading

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Elections to University Court & Watt Club Council – Results

Throughout June, over 36,000 eligible Heriot-Watt graduates were asked to vote in two elections. Election to the Court of Heriot-Watt University The first was to select a representative for the University Court, which regulates Heriot-Watt, and oversees all the University’s … Continue reading

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