School Officers

Too much coursework? Not enough feedback? Your School Officer is the person to talk to for any issues you may be having with your studies. They meet as a group once a fortnight to discuss issues that are affecting their department and sit on school-level committees to communicate your problems straight to the top of the university. Refer to the table below to find your School Officer and how to get in touch with them.

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  Department Officer E-mail About
Architectural Engineering Lydia Graves Hi, I'm Lydia! I am a 3rd year Architectural Engineering student and the current school officer! I am really looking forward to getting back on campus and seeing everyone again, including some new faces! If there is anything I can help with, please drop me an email - I am more than happy to help!

Interested in being our next Biology School Officer? Get in touch with Alba Email for more information!

Civil Engineering Jakub Bak

Hey, my name is Jakub and I am in my 5th and final year of the MEng degree and I am this year’s school officer for Civil Engineering. Always happy to help the students and provide an effective communication channel to the University. I thoroughly enjoy the role thus far and I am sure together with the rest of the school we can improve the students’ experience for those both returning after covid and these that are just beginning their degree. Please feel free to contact me at anytime and I’ll be more than happy to help.

Construction Management & Surveying Interested in being our next Construction Management & Surveying School Officer? Get in touch with Alba Email for more information!
Geography Vinny Pemberton


Hey all, I'm Vincent, a 2nd year BSc Geography student (with a strong preference for Physical Geog.). Originally from Wigan but lived my past 13 years here in clear skies Edinburgh and loved every second! As well as SO for Geography, I'm also a Sports Union Ambassador and Equipment Officer for Archery. I'm very keen to get involved and help where I can this coming year, so please feel free to contact if you need and I'll do my best to support you all. Cheers and maybe see you around!

Urban Studies Connel Greenhorn


Hello everyone, I’m Connel, a 4th Year MA (Hons) Geography, Society and Environment student. I’m the urban studies school officer for this year - and also one of the Well-being MPs in the Heriot Watt Student Union parliament. With previous experience of being a class rep, an NUS delegate, a Student MP, a student ambassador and a manager/supervisor at my work, I’ve got a wealth of expertise that will allow me to make the most of this role in representing the urban studies department this year. I look forward to empowering class reps, represent student voices in different spaces and committees across the university and work with you, the students, to make this year one to remember. Please feel free to get in touch with myself - or your class rep - for more support and advice on how to raise an issue in one of your classes. For any well-being related issues, please get in touch with the Advice Hub ( to find out more about the services available to support your specific needs. Look forward to working with and meeting you all!


  Department Officer E-mail About
Chemical Engineering Eireann Lee

Hello, I’m Eireann! I’m currently in my 5th year of studying Chemical Engineering so I am going to give my best shot at using what I have learned being a student over the past 4 years to help me improve the course for the future.  As well as being SO, I have previously been involved in the Chemical Engineering Society, but I am also a carer and joined the university through one of the college associate student courses. I am super friendly so please contact me with any suggestions or worries you might have and remember no concern is a silly one, I will always do my utmost to help.  


Chemistry Kate Gibson

Hi, I’m Kate, a 5th year MChem student. As your school officer, I aim to help your transition back onto campus by helping with any issues you may have. I am looking forward to working with the class reps to improve our school based on your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to me or stop me for a chat on campus!


Mechanical Engineering Amir Mohamed Adam Wee

Hey, I'm Amir  and I will be taking up the role of School Officer for Mechanical Engineering this year. Being in my third year of studies, I will do my best to advise you on anything that may ease your journey. Really looking forward to meeting all you guys and working together with the student body to give you guys the best experience possible. Feel free to get in touch with me regarding any issue and I will do my best to assist you. Hope you guys have a great year of studies ahead.


Brewing & Distilling Daniel De Haas

 I'm Daniel and have just finished a year in industry working in the production of all kinds of brewing yeasts. In September, I will be starting 3rd Year and am excited to commence activities on campus again. Having previous experience being an SO, I am familiar with the process as well as key staff members. I look forward to continuing the great student-staff relationships built over the past years, ensuring that academic representation and feedback is channelled correctly and efficiently. On a little side note, my main passion in life is having fun consuming good food and drinks, alone or with others, so no surprise that I'm studying Brewing and Distilling. If you need anything, please get in contact via the School Officer email. Cheers and see you around!

Electrical Engineering Liza Masson

Hi everyone, I'm Liza, 4th year MEng Robotics student and the EECE School Officer within EPS this year. I am very excited for this upcoming year and really hope I can make everyone's university experience as best as possible. I really want our department to feel like a community where every year group can interact with each other and with the staff!

I, usually, am wearing red, so if you see me, come by and say hi! I usually have biscuits which we can share over a nice conversation ??

Physics Albert de Dios Hey everyone, I'm Albert!! I'm a 3rd Year Student of Engineering Physics and the School Officer for this year. With this role, I am looking forward to contribute to the feedback system and help the students have their voices heard thanks to the class reps. Coming back to campus will generate situations we have not grown accustomed to and I hope that we can solve them together. More than happy to help, just send me an email for whatever situation or if you prefer just talk to me if you see me around campus or the Oriam. Hope you enjoy your studies!


  Department Officer E-mail About
Actuarial Science Zander Kasparian

Hi everyone! My name is Zander and I’m the new AMS School Officer. I’m really looking forward to engaging with you all, representing you in the Student Union and working alongside the class reps to help make your time studying at university the best it can be. Despite its challenging nature, I aim to help AMS students navigate their courses as smoothly as possible and feel prepared for the future. Being a 4th Year Actuarial Science student, I have studied most of the modules you will be doing so can (hopefully!) give you some advice and take action on any issues that may arise – so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns or queries.

Computer Science

George Kitsios Hello everyone, my name is George and I'm the Computer Science school officer for the 2022/2023 academic year. I come from the Republic of Cyprus and I'm going into my 4th and final year at the University studying BSc Computer Systems. I look forward to working along with the department and class reps in order to ensure that all students voices are properly represented. If you're a student within the Computer Science department please don't hesitate to contact me or your class rep regarding any academic issues you might be facing.
Maths Jake Douglas Hello! My name's Jake, and I'm in 2nd year studying Maths and Physics, and I'll be your Maths School Officer this year. I'm looking forward to meeting you all throughout the year, and to working with other school officers with the aim of improving student experience across Maths degrees. I also have the aim of collaborating with students and academic staff to reform and update some structures within the department. When I'm not studying, you're likely to find me climbing hills or indulging in Netflix. Maths students - please reach out if I can be of any help to you! :)


  Department Officer E-mail About
Accountancy & Finance Anurag Ganguly Hey! I’m Anurag, I’m in my third year of studying Business & Finance. I am looking forward to working with the teaching staff and my fellow school officers, to make sure the student body is represented in the best way possible while creating memorable moments.
Marketing, HRM & Law

Holly McAdams Hi everyone! My name is Holly and I am a 3rd year International Business Management student. I am really looking forward to being your school officer for this academic year and representing you all to make your experience at Heriot-Watt the best it can be! If any of you have any worries then please do ge
Strategy, Enterprise, Operations & Logistics Matthew Mortimer

Hey! I’m Matt a Third Year International Business Management Student. I am looking forward to working with Staff and Students to help communication and representation of Student Body! Feel free to send me an email with any concerns or questions!


Economics Alex Mills


Hi! I’m Alex and I am delighted to be representing the economics students during my final year. I am looking forward to working for you, and with my colleagues, to further improve the student experience at Heriot-Watt. 


Language & Intercultural Studies Fiona Bennett

Hi, I'm Fiona, a 4th-year International Business Management with Spanish student and the current LINCS school officer. I am also a Sports Ambassador for the University's Sports Union. I enjoy keeping active with a range of sports and traveling to learn about other cultures and traditions. I am looking forward to returning to campus after a year abroad in Madrid,  representing the LINCS faculty, and helping to create a community within the university that helps to benefit all student's academic and social experiences!

Psychology Marta Plata Rodilla Hi, I'm Marta! I am a 4th year Psychology Student and I'm thrilled to be your School Officer this year. I am excited to see lots of you on-campus in September as things get back to normal! You can usually find me in GRID or Oriam as I am big part of the Volleyball Club - so feel free to come up and chat about anything! 


  Department Officer E-mail About

Textiles & Interior Design

Raksha Rajan

Hello everyone! I’m Raksha, a Year 3 Interior Design student and the current School Officer for Textiles and Interior Design.  I look forward to engaging with our cohort and work towards creating a meaningful experience for all of us. If you think I can add any value, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Know that I would love to support you all to the best of my ability!
Fashion & Fashion Technology Interested in being our next Fashion & Fashion Technology School Officer? Get in touch with Alba Email for more information!
Fashion Marketing, Promotion & Communications  


Interested in being our next Fashion Marketing, Promotion & Communications School Officer? Get in touch with Alba Email for more information!

Graduate Apprentice

  Department Officer E-mail About

Graduate Apprentice 

Nicholas Ryan

Hi, I am Nicholas Ryan a 3rd year GA student in Construction & Built Environment and currently working as trainee site manager at Robertson, whilst studying and working I am also a member of the Royal Navy Reserve and Chair the Tomorrows Leaders CIOB group for our region. If you have any questions or need support, drop me an email and ill help you out.