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Hannah Copeland

Vice President (Education)


What do I do?

As VP Education my main focus will be on academic issues and representing the views of students to the University to improve the learning and teaching experience.

In my role, I attend a lot of academic University committees, putting forward the views and opinions of students. I will also work and collaborate with my counterparts in Dubai and Malaysia to represent global academic issues.

I work closely with the Academic Coordinator to support and chair Academic Congress as well as regular meetings with School Officers and Class Reps. I take into consideration the issues they raise, and work together to find solutions and present them to the University and other relevant stakeholders to enhance the student experience.

This is a new role for 2020, so I'm excited to help shape it in to something great.

Tell Us About Yourself

Hi, I'm Hannah your current VPE this year! I am so excited to get started this year and begin working to ensure you have the best educational experience at Heriot-Watt. I've been Class Rep for 1 year and Urban Studies School Officer for 2 years. I have loved working with the Union over the past 3 years and delighted I get to continue!

After being School Officer for 2 years and Class Rep for 1, I didn't want to stop representing students! I've had such an amazing experience on my course, so I want to ensure all students across the university feel the same about their time here!

I'm REALLY passionate about education at Heriot-Watt and want to solve issues students are facing.

This year I have BIG plans, including:

  • Increasing support for students
  • Working on making education at HW more inclusive
  • Improving the feedback system throughout the university


Don't judge, one of my fave snacks is cold baked beans.


BSc in Urban Planning and Property Development

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