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Edinburgh Heriot Watt University

Scoring highly in all the relevant university league tables, Heriot-Watt is a popular choice for students from all over the UK and across the world. The university is sub-divided into six schools, covering subjects such as engineering, social sciences, geoscience, textiles and design. In recent surveys, it was found that around 80% of graduates attained good quality jobs within six months of leaving.

Heriot-Watt is somewhat smaller than the University of Edinburgh, which has more than three times as many students based in the city. It has as much of a buzz as its larger neighbour, however, and it offers an exceptional experience for both newcomers and returnees. The main campus for Heriot-Watt is located in Riccarton in the south-west of the city.

The university began life as a mechanics’ institute, the first of its kind in the world, back in the 1820s. Over the years, it has had several roles, including that of an art school, a technical college and finally, in 1966, that of a university. While it started life in the centre of Edinburgh, it was relocated to Riccarton due to the need for more space. Heriot-Watt also has satellite campuses in Galashiels, Dubai, Malaysia and in the Orkney Islands.

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Edinburgh is a wonderful city in which to study, thanks to a combination of fine universities, a friendly atmosphere, an exciting nightlife and an exceptional range of things to see and do. Excellent bars, impressive architecture, superb museums and high quality shopping are par for the course here, so it comes as no surprise to hear that so many students flock to the city on an annual basis.

Both new and returning students, as well as many of their understandably concerned parents, seek out the ideal accommodation options as term-time approaches, but you can find the best choices quickly and easily with help from Citylets. Edinburgh has the infrastructure to cope with such a large annual influx of students, but it’s best to be as proactive as possible in your search in order to find the choices that match your needs.

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