Congratulations to our November Graduates 2016!



The November Graduations are taking place at the Edinburgh Campus this week, with over 900 graduates attending six ceremonies over two days.

We congratulate all of our graduates who are from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, School of Energy, Geosciences, Infrastructure and Society, School of Social Sciences, School of Textiles & Design and the Edinburgh Business School.

Honorary Degrees are also being awarded to Professor John Ludden, Professor Francois Baccelli, Ms Lilian Keddie Lawson and Professor Geoffrey McFarland.

Professor François Baccelli, Simons Chair in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, has also been awarded a Doctorate of Science. This is in recognition of his world-leading and influential contributions to the advancement of communication network modelling and design, and to research at the forefront of theoretical and applied mathematics, computer science and information theory.

Professor John Ludden, CBE, Executive Director, British Geological Survey, has been awarded a Doctorate of Science in recognition of his distinguished academic career in the field of geological sciences, and influential leadership and achievements in the development of the British Geological Survey.

Professor Ludden's award follows the official opening of the Lyell Centre at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Campus in October by Deputy First Minister John Swinney. This new pioneering global research centre for earth and marine science and technology, will bring together the academic innovation of Heriot-Watt with the expertise of the British Geological Survey (BGS) to ensure that future generations of researchers are equipped and capable of meeting the global science and technology challenges facing the world.

Ms Lilian Keddie Lawson, OBE, will be awarded a Doctorate of Letters in recognition of her outstanding leading contributions to the development of services for deaf people and the advancement of British Sign Language.

Image of Professor McFarland to follow.

Professor Geoffrey McFarland, Group Engineering Director, Renishaw PLC, will be awarded a Doctorate of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding innovative contributions to engineering, technology and his work to support the achievement of excellence in these fields at Heriot-Watt University.