Category Archives: Heriot-Watt University

Annual Fund Telethon 2016 kicks off!

Its 9am on a Saturday morning, the University is quiet, and the solitary figure of the Heriot-Watt cow grazes on the lawn, oblivious to the fact he is the imminent centerpiece of a team photo. The Development offices are full … 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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Sue Roaf – The Millenium Project

Sue Roaf , Professor of Architectural Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, champions better building design to help tackle climate change. Sue works with policy-makers, researchers, engineers, scientists and architects to ensure we are better prepared for a post-fossil-fuel age. As part of … 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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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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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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Nigerian Alumni Reception – Lagos

Many of our alumni in Nigeria got together just before Christmas to eat, chat and dance in Lagos. Here’s a rundown from Ayodele Amos Olujide, the Edinburgh Business School (EBS) regional ambassador for the area. “Our 2014 end-of-year reception and … Continue reading

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