Celebrating Heriot-Watt’s Class of 2021

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202 Graduates Zoe Vergnet (left) and Sara Scola both graduated with an MSc in International Business Management with Marketing with Distinction!

On 28 July 2021, more than 4,100 Heriot-Watt graduates from around the world will celebrate their graduation virtually.

For the third and successful time, Heriot-Watt is recognising its graduate’s impressive achievements through a series of Virtual Celebrations - remaining committed to its values; to inspire, to collaborate, to belong and to celebrate.  

Alongside friends and family, graduates will celebrate together at 18 online events across all five global campuses on Wednesday 28 July. They will join online to mark this significant milestone, enjoying videos and messages from former classmates, as well as musical performances from the #OneWatt Voices choir, plus speeches from the Principal and other senior staff and student representatives.

Professor Richard A. Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Heriot-Watt University, said:

“This year is extra special as we celebrate our Class of 2021 as well as our 200th anniversary of Heriot-Watt’s founding in Scotland.

I wish we were able to celebrate in person across all our campuses, but it’s still such a great pleasure to be able to share this celebration of success with our graduates online. We collectively are each part of the flourishing community that is Heriot-Watt – we are so very proud of our graduates and all their fantastic achievements!”

The University is planning on holding formal graduation ceremonies for the classes of 2021 and 2020 in the future, when it is safe to do so. This will provide the opportunity for each to cross the graduation stage in a full academic gown in front of friends and loved ones. 

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