5th year

Catherine Walshe profile

Catherine is studying Chemistry with a European Language in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

What would you say to prospective students considering Heriot-Watt as their first choice of university?

Go for it! Being a campus university, Heriot-Watt is more like a close-knit community which I have really enjoyed. Also, being only a stones-throw away from an incredible city is fantastic. It has given me opportunities to grow and learn in several environments both academically and personally. As a new student, university can be daunting but the staff here go above and beyond to make sure you settle in well and you're reaching your potential. Heriot-Watt offers a huge number of societies, sports and study abroad opportunities so make the most of it, get stuck into as much as you can and have fun – it won't disappoint!

What are you planning after you graduate?

After I graduate, I hope to pursue a research-based career; whether that be in academia or industry is to be decided. I was fortunate enough to do a research project in Lille, France for one year which has given me good exposure to research in academia. A degree at Heriot-Watt provides several career prospects and the careers department are always on hand to help when needed.  The world is my oyster and could be yours too with a degree from Heriot-Watt!