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Ethan Cain

Student MP

Hi I’m Ethan, and I’ll be one of your Open place MPs this year. I’m looking forward to getting started with this year.


There are 5 Student Members of Parliament and there is no set remit for any of these positions to work on throughout the year. We run on any issues we feel are important and need addressing, so the world is our oyster!

We stand for these positions based upon wanting to work on a particular issue of the student experience at Heriot-Watt that we see as important. This could be anything from wanting a 24-hour shop in the library to increasing the amount of street lighting around campus.

I'm supported by the Union Group most suited to the issue I raise. I also support the work of Parliament through proactively listening to, and working for students as well as planning activities that meet the needs of students and increases participation in what we do. I attend and contribute to Parliament Meetings, and take an active role in organising events or campaigns throughout the year, helping to implement motions and ideas that pass at Student Parliament.


I’ve volunteered with the Union for a few years now. I was one of the wellbeing MPs last year, and Ive been involved with societies and volunteering as a fresher’s helper. I very much enjoyed being wellbeing MP last year, however I felt that an open place position would allow for more freedom within the remit and meant that I could do some more work in other areas within the Union.

This year I hope to help create more intersectional events between societies, help the VP Wellbeing to improve the mental health support available on and off campus, and talk to students about the issues that they would like to see changed.

This year I'm most looking forward to getting stuck in and making student life in general better for everybody during their time at Heriot-Watt


I'm a twin!


If you want to chat about my role, or something you think we should be looking at, then here's how you can find me:

Student MP