Category Archives: Heriot-Watt Sport

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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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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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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Go Edinburgh – Back the Bid!

The National Performance Centre for Sport (NPCS) will provide Scotland’s top sportsmen and women with the facilities, access and support services pivotal for successful performance on the international stage. Heriot-Watt and the City of Edinburgh Council’s joint bid has been … Continue reading

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Athlete Q&A – Kathryn Johnstone, Swimmer

Kathryn Johnstone – Swimmer Sports Science My sister actually got me into it. She decided to join our local club Carnegie, and I decided to do whatever she did as I was the younger sister. I followed her along to … Continue reading

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Athlete Q&A – Lisa Kearney, Judo

Lisa Kearney – Judo athlete BSc Psychology How did you get into judo? I started judo when I was eight years old by joining a club at my primary school. It wasn’t because I wanted to do judo but because … Continue reading

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Athlete Q&A – Lee Jones, Rugby Player

Lee Jones – Rugby Player BEng Mechanical Engineering How did you get started in rugby? I was introduced to rugby in primary school aged seven, in my home town for Selkirk mini rugby. I continued to play through high school … Continue reading

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Teach the Reach – Coaching Basketball in the USA

In April 2013, Donna Finnie made history when she was named head coach of the HBU Huskies, Houston Baptist University’s Women’s Basketball Team – the first international ever to land a head coaching position the USA’s NCAA Division 1 basketball. … Continue reading

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