Category Archives: Mathematical & Computer Sciences

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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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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Edinburgh Graduations, November 2014

The atmosphere was fantastic over the 20 and 21 November for our Edinburgh Graduations. Check out a few of our favourite photos below.   You can see the full set by visiting our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1A6RxMd    

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Playspotter

Gayle Veitch (nee Cordiner), BSc Computer Science, 1998 Co-Founder of Playspotter The Watt Club recently caught up with 1998 Computer Science graduate Gayle Veitch, to tell us about her career in IT, and her new venture, Playspotter. I was torn … Continue reading

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Becky O’Hagan – Student President

As she nears the end of her term of office, The Watt Club caught up with Heriot-Watt Student Union President, Becky O’Hagan, to find out how her year has been. After being elected as Vice-President in the 2013 elections, Becky … Continue reading

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Richard Tait – Inventor of Cranium

Richard Tait BSc Computer Science, 1986 Boomboom Brands Heriot-Watt’s graduates have gone on to achieve many different types of success in countries throughout the world. Of particular note is Richard Tait, a computer science graduate whose career has taken him … Continue reading

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From IT To Crime Novelist – Writing Your Own Future

Will Jordan BSc (Hons) Information Technology, 2005 Coming to university is an important part of our graduate’s lives, and can give you so much more than just a degree. The Watt Club caught up with Will Jordan, an IT graduate who … Continue reading

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Do You Remember…? Omega Magazine

Back in 1967, a new force in fighting for justice,  upholding democracy and protecting the Scottish Way was unleashed onto the unsuspecting residents of Edinburgh. The name of this new power was Omega – and it was Heriot-Watt’s student newspaper. … 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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Let The Graduations Commence!

We are in the middle of a very busy fortnight here at Heriot-Watt – and a very exciting one too. Last Monday, the 10th June, we installed and welcomed the new University Chancellor, Dr. Robert M. Buchan at a wonderful … Continue reading

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