Raising Your Profile
The University welcomes input from employers in many ways. Interaction between students and employers has proved to be extremely beneficial to both parties. Ways in which you might increase your profile on campus include:-
We welcome the participation of employers in seminars, workshops, presentations, mock interview sessions and skills training events. Business Insight games/exercises are of much value.
Skills Training Events
Students value employer-led skills training events such as presentation skills, negotiation, time management, team working and leadership.
Large numbers of undergraduates seek to gain work experience during the summer break and at other times of year. Such opportunities can be widely advertised in Jobs Direct and throughout the university.
We can help you make contact with relevant course leaders for:-
Research Projects and Placements
Many courses offer students the opportunity to undertake industry-based research projects. In addition, one year company placements can be arranged for some students.
Sponsorship of such awards can help to raise your profile on campus.
Visiting lecturers can bring a new dimension to courses.
Students value the opportunity to gain an insight into various jobs and organisations.
Knowledge Transfer for Business and Industry
Research & Enterprise Services (RES) is the knowledge transfer, research development and commercialisation department for Heriot-Watt University. RES develops collaborative links between industry and academia through collaborative research projects, technology licensing, delivery of Continuing Personal Development (CPD) and consultancy services.