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Scott Anderson


Hi there, I'm Scott the President. On 21st February, I was co-opted by Parliament to take over as President (I was previously VP Community). I'm excited for what is to come for the rest of the year and would love to hear from you. Feel free to email me on union.president@hw.ac.uk.

What do I do?

As President, my main focus is on improving the student experience and representing the views of students to the University. I'm also tasked with ensuring that students are at the heart of everything the University does as I sit on University Court, as well as a number of other committees.

I Chair the Scottish Borders Campus Group and act as a key link between the two campuses. While I'm primarily concerned with representing all of Heriot-Watt's students in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders Campus, Orkney) I am also the key link between your counterparts in Dubai’s Student Council and Malaysia's Student Association to ensure their views are fully represented. I even sometimes get to visit our international campuses!

As President, I work very closely with the Vice Presidents in Edinburgh. I also play a key role in Student Parliament, supporting Student MPs to make change, making sure Parliament runs smoothly, and regularly providing students with updates on the work we’re doing.

This year I will also lead on improving the Postgraduate experience at Heriot-Watt University.

As President, I am a member of the Student Union Trustee Board and may be nominated to attend various University committees.

Tell Us About Yourself

I have worked at the Union for four years as a manager of the catering outlets. I have also held several elected positions: SOSS MP, NUS National Delegate

I originally stood for Vice President Community as I am passionate about student representation and tackling the real issues that are affecting the student experience. I hope to bring this across to my new role as President.

What are you most looking forward to?

I love working with students. So, I am most looking forward to hosting events and campaigns which will benefit them!


I actually sleepwalk!


I graduated in Accounting and Finance

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