David is studying BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences. We offer several different degrees in biology.
Why did you decide to study at Heriot-Watt?
Heriot-Watt first appealed to me because of its location – it's not too far from home. However, the University also has a good reputation within science and engineering, as well as post-educational employment. The deciding factor was after visiting the campus and seeing the grounds, I was blown away! The campus is surrounded with nature and beautiful walks to help clear the mind – as well as a few good coffee shops to help wake it up again!
Are you enjoying your programme so far?
The programme so far has been challenging, but incredible! Returning to education after time away made me nervous that I may fall behind or not be as knowledgeable as the other students. But every lecture series has taken me from a very basic level, to a deeper understanding of the topic and inspired me to continue reading independently with confidence in the subject.
What would you say to prospective students considering studying at Heriot-Watt?
The knowledge and experience of lecturers, combined with the resources made available to you, means that this a place of limitless potential. You really can go anywhere and do anything all by starting a degree programme here, so long as you are willing to put in the effort. Everyone on campus has been extremely friendly, both students and tutors, so don’t be afraid to ask questions because we all want each other to succeed.