Heriot-Watt welcomes prospective students at Open Day



Around 1000 prospective students from around the world visited Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Campus today for the University's Open Day.

Held each year, the Open Day gives visitors an insight into life at the University, with the opportunity to meet staff and current students.

This year's packed programme kick-started with an introductory skit outlining the history of the University.

Visitors were then free to explore the beautiful 380 acre grounds, which were buzzing with activities and events including Segway tours, alpaca 'therapets', and an ice-cream truck.

The Day was also an opportunity to showcase the unrivalled facilities that make Heriot-Watt a unique place to study, including the state-of-the-art GRID, which boasts Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Gaming studios.

Principal and Vice-chancellor at Heriot-Watt, Richard A Williams, said: “Today's Open Day was a wonderful opportunity to showcase to potential students what Heriot-Watt can offer as a Higher Education option.

“At this University we have a great many inspiring stories of achievement and a rich heritage of delivering positive societal impact in communities and countries around the world.

“For those who choose to study here, they will belong to an institution renowned for its research and teaching programmes as well as forge new friendships that can last a lifetime.”  

The next Open Day will be held at the Scottish Borders Campus on Friday 27 September.