Magzhan from Kazakhstan is studying Chemical Engineering BEng in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
What appealed to you most about Heriot-Watt University?
After deciding that I wanted to study chemical engineering, I reviewed universities and found that
Heriot-Watt was one of the top for chemical engineering in the UK. It also has good links with companies like Shell and ExxonMobil and a 95% graduate employment rate. So without further ado I chose Heriot-Watt University.
Do you feel your degree has prepared you well for a career?
I feel that my degree is constantly preparing me for my future career. The format in which the subjects and laboratories are held prepares us for jobs in industry.
Has your degree programme helped you develop links with industry?
There are many Careers Fairs during the year which allow me to talk to different companies, learn their functions and requirements and ask any questions. We are also able to find out about internships and summer placements, which gives us a great opportunity to get real-life experience directly from industry.
What would you say to prospective students considering studying at Heriot-Watt?
Heriot-Watt is located just outside of Edinburgh, therefore the students here experience both the beautiful calm environment on the Campus and the busy active city. The University is easily accessible by public transport; the buses leave every 10 minutes from the Campus. There are a variety of sports clubs and societies that students can easily join. There is a Student Union located on the Campus and it often holds different events such as disco nights, talent shows and pet therapy. I am really happy to be part of the big community of Heriot-Watt University.