The Watt Club

Founded in 1854, The Watt Club is understood to be the oldest alumni association in the UK. Lifetime membership is automatic upon graduation from Heriot-Watt, and is free to all graduates of the University.

An international association

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With several branches around the world, The Watt Club can help you keep in touch with Heriot-Watt alumni wherever your career takes you. We run a regular bulletin online which allows you to keep up with alumni worldwide and send our yearly magazine to graduates around the world.

A distinguished history

We are proud of our distinguished history, which stretches back over 160 years. Our Watt Club Medal and Prize continue a tradition of awarding Heriot-Watt's most able students which has been part of the Club since its inception, and The Watt Club Council acts to ensure the voices of alumni continue to be heard for years to come.

Excellent graduate opportunities

We work to provide our alumni with opportunities throughout their lives through several initiatives including: a number of continuing professional development courses and networking opportunities through our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.


One of the founding objects of the Watt Club were “…to sup together on the anniversary of the birth of James Watt.." and so every year we encourage our members across the world to take part in #GlobalWattDay by raising a toast on the 19th January, taking a photo and sending it to us via our social media channels - Facebook, Twitter and of course our online alumni platform, Watt Club Connect. We hope you are able to join us in this global celebration and look forward to seeing your photographs!