Posted 5 Days Ago
Written by Andrew Thornton
Here are some top tips to help you get set for them.
CHECK YOUR SEAT AND YOUR EXAM TIMETABLE
You now access your seat number for exams via Student Self Service https://myhwu.hw.ac.uk/HWSAS8/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin
This will also tell you where you need to be and what time your exam is. Make sure you're on time. Plan how you're going to get to university on exam day and bear in mind the buses will be busy.
BOOK A THERAPET SESSION
Avoid eating all the chocolate you got at Easter! Try and eat well and exercise. It helps to sharpen your mind! Get a good night sleep before the exam and take the time to relax.
It's okay to not be okay. The Union's Advice Hub are on hand if exam stress is getting to you. The University are also running exam stress drop-in sessions throughout the exam period.
Monday-Friday (24th April – 19th May) 1400 – 1500 in the Student Support & Accommodation Office.
Good luck everybody!
Posted 6 Days Ago
Yesterday the Prime Minister announced the government's intention to hold a snap general election on 8th June.
We all might have voter fatigue with a Scottish Independence Referendum, General Election, Scottish Election and an EU referendum all being held very recently. It's really important we head back to the polls though and take part in the new General Election. Any opportunity to vote in an election is your chance to have your say and change things.
Local and national government elections have a huge impact on everybody's lives. So it's really important to vote.
So what's happening?
There will be a General Election across the United Kingdom on 8th June.
There are also Local Council Elections happening on 4th May.
I'm not registered to vote
It takes 5 minutes to vote online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. That's the same amount of time to make a cuppa!
You won't be able to vote in the Local Council Elections but you can still register to vote in time for the general election.
1. Register to vote if you haven't done so already
2. Keep in touch with the Union's Facebook page and website. We'll be posting updates about the Elections.
3. Get involved with campaigning if you're really interested in politics. Contact the local branch of your political party of choice. You can help out with leafleting, calling voters, attending events etc.
4. Encourage your friends and family to vote.
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
Local Elections are happening across the United Kingdom on 4th May 2017.
These elections are to elect councilors for your local council, so here in Edinburgh, that's the City of Edinburgh Council.
Each council in Scotland is divided into smaller areas called wards. Each ward has three or four councilors who are elected to represent the local community.
Councilors represent the views and opinions of the public and are responsible for deciding how the council spends its money and provides local services.
You need to be registered to vote by 17th April to vote in these elections.
If you're not registered, it just takes a few minutes online. Visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register to vote.
Your vote matters. Don't lose out. Find out more about how voting and these elections works here https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/elections-in-2017/scottish-council-elections
Posted 3 Weeks Ago
We recently held our annual Volunteer Awards in the Student Union - an event designed to celebrate all the amazing talent and dedication that goes on throughout the year in the Union. Nominees enjoyed a drinks reception and live performances from the drama society and pole dancing society beforehand.
Unlike the Oscars we didn't have any mixups with our results, so here are the verified winners of the Volunteer Awards!
Society of the Year
HW Muslim Society
Best New Society
HW Enterprise Society
Best Event of the Year
Liberation Group of the Year
Liberation Event of the Year
Cultural Event of the Year
Volunteer Group of the Year
HW Events Crew
Hugo Barker and Quan Liang
Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding Contribution (Edinburgh)
SBC Society of the Year
SBC Volunteer of the Year
SBC Fresher Helper of the Year
Outstanding Contribution (SBC)
Watt Volunteer Bronze Award:
Aashna Bakshi, Craig Duffy, Craig Gillen, Jennifer McMillan, Martin Rawlings, Paul Hush, Quan Liang, Tammy Godden, Sarah Mckay,
Valentina Stoykova, Dhanishtha Patel.
Watt Volunteer Silver:
Alexander McDonald, Alice Kerr, Aoife Clarke, Kaitlin Docherty, Lavinia Calvi, Savannah Banks and Thomas Garnett.
Watt Volunteer Gold Award:
Gary Gallacher, Hugo
Watt Volunteer Platinum
Carl Thompson and Edel Gallagher
Little Ray of Sunshine Award
If you're interested in volunteering opportunities in the Union, pop