The Governor of Edinburgh Castle, Major General Mike Riddell-Webster, has graduated from Heriot-Watt for the second time.
Major General Mike Riddell-Webster, the Army’s highest ranking Army Reservist, graduated from the University for the first time in 1982 with a BSc General Science degree. Now, only a few weeks after his installation at the Castle, the former regular Army Officer, who joined the reserves after retiring from the Army at the end of 2014, has been awarded an MSc in Energy.
Major General Riddell-Webster said, “It has been great to be back at Heriot-Watt for a year and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to grips with an important subject area, even if delving into some of the more complicated maths was something I hadn’t done for a while! The University has been great, the staff really helpful and I now very much hope that I can put the first class education to some good use.”
Dr David Flynn, Major General Riddell-Webster’s MSc Project Supervisor, said, "Mike was a dedicated student who delivered an excellent feasibility study in partnership with Scottish and Southern Energy, exploring the various routes to enhancing the security of the energy network whilst also reducing its operation and maintenance overheads.
"I believe it's indicative of the standing of Heriot-Watt that such an esteemed and accomplished gentlemen returns here to further his education. The University's links with industry are reflected in the support his studies, working in partnership with one of the UKs largest distribution network operators."