The Watt Club

What is the Watt Club?

The Watt Club is Heriot-Watt’s graduates’ association, which has a long and fascinating history stretching back over 160 years. Founded in 1854, it is understood to be the oldest alumni association in the UK.

When you graduate, your membership is automatic, free and for life. 

You’re in good company - with over 159,000 graduates in 190 countries, the Heriot-Watt alumni community continue to make a positive difference to society and in their local communities throughout the world.

Making the most of your membership

The Watt Club’s unique and flourishing community will help you to remain in touch with Heriot-Watt’s global campuses and connect you to successful graduates, wherever you are in the world.

By engaging with the Watt Club, you will allow us to continue to support you, for you to support one another, and for us to see how you are thriving after graduation.

You are now an ambassador for Heriot-Watt and your achievements, passion and engagement will have a profound impact on the reputation and success of our University.

Global Watt Day

Alumni group raise their glasses to the statue of James Watt outside the main reception, Edinburgh Campus

One of the founding objectives of the Watt Club was ‘… to sup together on the anniversary of the birth of James Watt'.  To mark this occasion, every year on 19 January, we encourage our members across the world to take part in #GlobalWattDay. This is an opportunity us come together and take a small action to celebrate and enhance our flourishing global community.  Keep an eye out in January for how you can play your part.

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