Heriot-Watt named in the UK's top 30 universities



Heriot-Watt University has been placed 30th in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 published today (Fri 17 Sept),

The influential annual guide reveals the University has risen five places to be named in the UK’s top 30 universities and has also climbed to 6th position in Scotland.

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide is the most comprehensive overview of higher education in the UK. It includes profiles on 135 universities and is based on an analysis of student satisfaction with teaching quality and their student experience, entry standards, research quality, and graduate prospects.

Professor Richard A. Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, today welcomed the latest rankings.

He said: “Heriot-Watt University continues to rise in the latest national rankings and to be recognised in the top 30 UK universities.

“Our close partnerships working with students, employers and research sponsors has honed our dynamic and global University community offering choice and a very high quality learning experience.

“Our values and focus on support of staff and students has been critical in the past year, during which time we have also developed new initiatives to support student health and wellbeing, upskill alumni and grow our programme of graduate apprentices with business throughout Scotland.  

"Students have demonstrated a strong sense of purpose, knowledge and confidence required to rise to global challenges and to thrive in their chosen careers."

A fully searchable website with 70 subject tables, full interactive tables and additional features is available via The Times and The Sunday Times website.


Craig McManamon

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