At Heriot-Watt, we have an established set of values that help us to nurture innovation and leadership, and show our commitment to continuous improvement and development in all our activities.

Our values also describe our deeply held beliefs and our community spirit. They characterise not only how we are as a higher education institution but also frame how we want to be.

Our values are:

  • Valuing and Respecting Everyone
  • Pursuing Excellence
  • Pride and Belonging
  • Shaping the Future
  • Outward Looking

As a learning, living and working institution, we use our values as the building blocks of how we go about doing our work and how we conduct ourselves as part of Heriot-Watt University. They represent what binds us together as a University community and help us to become the best at what we do.

It's key that all our staff feel part of our achievements, and our values provide your link to our success. We celebrate the achievements of our employees and partners who demonstrate our values in all they do with our annual Spirit of Heriot-Watt Awards.

Find out more about the Heriot-Watt values and what they mean to us.