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Heriot-Watt University: Scottish University of the Year

image captionHeriot-Watt was said to have the best student experience of any university in the UK

Heriot-Watt University has been named as Scottish University of the Year by the Sunday Times University Guide for the second year running.

The Edinburgh-based university was also named as being the best for student experience in the UK.

It comes in the same week as students awarded the university the title of Scotland's best in the National Student Survey.

The annual student survey also ranked the university fourth best in the UK.

This was up from 29th last year.

However, the Open University said if the focus is on the OU in Scotland, rather than the OU as a UK-wide institution, it is the top Scottish performer with a 94% approval rating.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Chapman, said: "Being Scottish University of the Year, number one in UK for student experience and voted number one in Scotland by students is a fantastic hat-trick.

"At Heriot-Watt, we put great effort into exceptional student experience by striving to consistently deliver excellent facilities, teaching, and support services.

"These positive results represent a real strength of feeling among our students and real professionalism on the part of the staff."

Mike Ross, president of Heriot-Watt University Student Union, added: "These results represent the excellent work that has been done by students and staff working together to enhance the student experience."

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