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Megha Lakshmi Sivashankar

Student MP



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.

My Key Aims:

  • Industry Exposure and Professional Development
  • Inclusive and Vibrant Campus Life
  • Mental Health Wellbeing
  • Career Success and Skill Building
  • Lively and affordable housing


Hi everyone! I'm Megha Lakshmi Sivashankar, a postgraduate student pursuing my Master's in Construction Project Management. Before diving into this program, I honed my skills with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. My experience goes beyond academics. During my undergrad, I had the privilege of serving on the college placement cell, which gave me valuable insight into student needs and career aspirations. I also understand the importance of a strong student community firsthand, having spent my first year as a welcoming and helpful catering assistant at the Student Union cafe. In a nutshell, I'm passionate about both construction and creating a thriving student experience. I'm excited to use my skills and understanding to represent you as your new Student MP!


I blend tradition with pop! I'm trained in Indian classical music and dance, but I can also deliver a showstopping rendition of 'My Heart Will Go On.


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:

  • Email me on
  • Chat with me on Teams here
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