Academic Reps are one of the most important parts of the Student Union as the feedback they collect helps make positive changes at course, department and school level at Heriot-Watt University.

Meet the Team!

Alexander hedlund

Alexander is the elected Full-Time Officer who deals with all matters relating to your learning and teaching experience. If you have any ideas for a change of campaign that could be successful in improving the academic experience of students get in touch!

Izi Robe
Academic Coordinator

Izi is the full-time support staff member at Student Union who manages the undergraduate and postgraduate academic representation structures. If you have any questions about the current rep structure or how to get involved, send me an email and we can have a chat!

School Officers

School Officers are current students who represent the student voice for the whole of their department. They are ‘team leaders’ for all the Class Reps in their department. We have 23 School Officers, their responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Class Reps and working with senior management in their department to solve issues.
  • Attending their Student-Staff Liaison Committee meetings twice a semester.
  • Attending fortnightly meetings with the Student Union to update the President on issues arising in their department.
  • Attending School Committees to input student feedback into changes to courses and programmes.

Class Reps

Class Reps are students who volunteer to represent the voice of students in their year/course/institute by gathering student feedback and attending meetings with Heriot-Watt University and Union staff. They are the link between the student body and all levels of staff at the university who make decisions about your learning and teaching experience.

We have 240 undergraduate and postgraduate taught Class Reps and 19 postgraduate research reps.
Find out who your School Officer and Class Reps are using the links below….