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, school and university level at Heriot-Watt University.


Meet the Team!

Alexander Hedlund

VICE President EDUCATION

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

union.vpeducation@hw.ac.uk

 

Emily Lucy King

PRESIDENT

Emily is the elected Full-Time Officer who deals with all matters relating to the learning and teaching experience for Postgraduate Students. If you have any ideas for a change or campaign that could be successful in improving the PGT or PGR experience get in touch!

union.president@hw.ac.uk

 

Izi Robe

Academic Coordinator

Izi is the full-time support staff member at the 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!

i.robe@hw.ac.uk


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 VP Education on issues arising in their department.
  • Attending School Committees to input student feedback into changes to courses and programmes.

Meet Your School Officers


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…. 


Blogs

Life as a School Officer

Wonder what it is like being a School Officer? Hannah Copeland shares her thoughts.

So, you wanna be a Class Rep?

Alakbar Zeynalzade shares his tips if you're thinking about becoming a Class Rep

A Day in the Life of a Class Rep

Elisa Caires shares what is required day-to-day being a Class Rep

 

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