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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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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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Watt Club Prize 2015

We’re going to give £250 to the most inspirational, enterprising and exceptional student at Heriot-Watt. Whilst the focus at university is studying for a degree, we feel it’s just as vital to celebrate students who go the extra mile in extra … 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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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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