What's On

7th September
What better way to kick off a great year than with a BBQ? Vegan and gluten free options available!
Freshers Week Warm-Up with VK
7th September
Come meet all your new mates and get ready for a full week of events and exploration of Edinburgh and campus life!
Welcome to the Jungle sponsored by UniLife
8th September
Kick off the week right and celebrate moving in with this jungle themed party night!
Pots and Pans Recycling Scheme
9th September
Come and collect recycled kitchen items - available all week until stocks run out!
Tea and Coffee
9th September
Front bus stop
Come say hi and grab a hot cuppa! (Non-dairy milks available)
Campus Scavenger Hunt
9th September
Around campus, meet at Student Union
Explore your new surroundings with your brand new pals by taking part in our Campus Scavenger Hunt. Prizes for the best team! Track your progress by using #hwscavengerhunt
Should Students Pay Tuition Fees? with Debating Society
9th September
Student Union, Committee Room 1
Join the Heriot-Watt Debating Society as they debate whether Higher Education should be free and teach you some debating tips and tricks.
Be Prepared: Bus Pass Tour
9th September
Edinburgh city centre, meet at Union Reception
Wondering how you're going to get around Edinburgh and the cheapest way to do it? Join us as we go to the Lothian Buses Travel Shop where you can buy a variety of bus passes with some special goodies thrown in!
Direct Entry Students go to Gravity Trampoline Park
9th September
Edinburgh city
Bounce about with some new faces who are in the exact same position as you!


Making friends and finding your people

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Magic Society winning Best New Society at Volunteer Awards 2018

Volunteering Portal is now LIVE

As of today, you can start to log your volunteering hours on our website.