3 best picks for Edinburgh Freshers Week

3 days to go, here are Scott's recommendations for the Edinburgh Freshers Week

3 Picks for SBC Freshers

3 days to go, here is Scott's 3 recommendations for Freshers in Galashiels

2 Things we love about the Geordies drinks menu

2 days to go to Freshers, 2 of the best things about our drinks menu

4 best places to study on campus!

4 days to go, 4 best places to study!

5 Heriot- Watt Branded Essentials

5 days to go! 5 Heriot-Watt branded essentials!

Good luck in Exams

Everyone at the Student Union wishes you all the very best of luck in any upcoming exams or coursework due. Check out our best revision and relaxation tips!

University Staff Strike Action

All you need to know about the upcoming strike action.

Election Results


AGM Decision Update

It's time to provide you all with a little update regarding the decisions made at the AGM.

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The Student Union Oscars are back and better than ever!

Our First Ever Equality and Diversity Forum!

Join us for our Equality and Diversity Forum!

Join our INCREDIBLE team!

Join our INCREDIBLE team!

Disability Awareness
Disability awareness - here to empower YOU. Pictures a boy on wheelchair playing basketball

Get the support you need during your time at university.

VA's Nominations Now Open

Make someone’s day - Nominate them for the Volunteer Awards 2022!

Six Nations

Watch Live at Geordies



Getting Involved at SBC

Want to know more about Societies, Volunteering and Mates at Galashiels? Check out our article on what you can get up to!

Full Time Officers

We want to tell you about a graduate opportunity unlike any other...and you're already qualified.

Free Bus Travel (Under 22's)

If you live in Scotland and are under 22 years old, you are eligible for a card giving you free bus travel from 31 January 2022!

Here's what you should bring to uni!

Here's what not to forget!

Getting Involved

University life is definitely not all work and no play. You’re going to find yourself with a nice bit of free time, even if it doesn’t seem it at times. Especially lately, it’s SO important for your mental health that you find a balance between work and play.

Getting Around Edinburgh
Bus on Princess Street in  Edinburgh

Bus, tram, train, we've got it all!

Staying on Campus over Christmas

The Student Union has come up with a list of ideas and resource’s that will help you make the most of this festive period!

Register your Interest!

Applications haven't opened yet, but if you like the sound of any of the advertised positions then you can register your interest in the Student Elections now!

Shopping Over Christmas

Supermarkets and other shops may operate slightly different than usual over the festive period, so, here's all you need to know!

Travel over Christmas

Travelling ho ho home for Christmas? Or maybe you're needing to nip into town for the last of your Christmas presents? We know that using public transport at this time of the year can be just a tad stressful, which is why we've prepared a travel guide ESPECIALLY for you!

Mitigating Circumstances

Have you struggled with health or personal issues or this semester? You can use the Mitigating Circumstances process to tell your school how your studies have been impacted.

International Men's Day

Be there for your mate, this International Men's Day!

Decolonising the Curriculum!

It's time to question and transform the way of thinking as well as review how we teach within our university!

Introducing Quiet Shopping

A calm and comfortable environment for those who face difficulties when shopping.


Our brilliant buddy scheme, MATES, is back and better than ever before.

Join us at our Mental Health Conference

Preparing U for life after University!


Switch to the Ecosia search engine and plant trees with every search you make.

Here for U
Sad puppies wearing Christmas hats

Here for U... Christmas isn’t always the most wonderful time of the year
Not everyone loves Christmas, for lots of different reasons – and that’s ok!

The Shop: Christmas Opening Hours
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Christmas Opening Hours

Online Christmas Fair


Are you keen on becoming a Marine Mammal Medic?

Yet another one of our committee members will be getting their Marine Mammal Medic certification this weekend!

We're back!

The OCS is back after a nice wee summer shark-ing about and we're currently prepping for an insane year of the snazziest ocean-related fun!

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Have a laugh with Romesh Ranganathan

Louis Theroux Weird Weekends

Louis Theroux documentary

Louis Theroux Life On the Edge boxsets

Louis Theroux documentary

Best New Podcasts of 2020 to Get Lost In

What you should be listening to in 2020

District 9

Great metaphor for Apartheid (interviews at the start are with survivors of Apartheid state)


Netflix documentary detailing the the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbug and her landmark work on women's rights.

Angry, White and American

Gary Younge (HW ALUM!!!) travels across America to find out why Trump resonates with so many people.

The School that tried to End Racism

A British school helps its students uncover and eradicate hidden racial biases.

The Black Lesbian Handbook

A lively guide to the underground Black Lesbian scene in Britain and the US.

Unremembered-Britain's Forgotten War Heroes

David Lammy MP reveals the shocking story

When they See Us

Limited series on the Central Park Five.


Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life

Infinite Monkey Cage

Brian Cox and guests give you your science fix

Stuff You Should Know

Everything you should know - in a podcast!

Grounded with Louis Theroux

King of British Journalism, Louis Theroux, talks candidly with a range of interesting celebrities

Off Menu Podcast

Cheeky chappies Ed Gamble and James Acaster talk to celebs about their dream meal

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Really interesting look at Race and Prejudice in the UK

How Do You Cope? with Elis and John

Brilliant interviews with famous folk about Mental Health, Physical Health and other issues not often spoken about.

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion has nearly 43m monthly listeners


Solange has 2.5m monthly listeners

Doja Cat

Doja Cat has nearly 32m monthly listeners

Black Lives Matter

Songs of empowerment and pride.

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean has over 14m monthly listeners

Alternative Pride

Alternative and indie artists from across the Pride spectrum.

Disco Fever

Four to the floor with your disco queens and kings.

Queer As Folk

Lyrical. Legit. This Pride vision of Folk, Americana, and Singer-Songwriter music features LGBTQ acts and allies.

Pride Classics

The revolutionaries, the allies, and the just plain fabulous: these flawless tracks are beyond perfect for Pride.

Out Now: Unlike Any Other

Listen to tracks that don't hold back from artists that are unlike any other.

Black LGBT Artist Sampler

Music spanning many genres and decades, all by Black lesbian, gay, bi and trans artists.

LGBTQ+ Voices

Stories and interviews behind the lives of a thriving LGBTQ+ community. Updates once a month.

The Michelle Obama Podcast

Michelle Obama dives deep into conversations with loved ones

Science Vs

Takes interesting/controversial topics and walks through the what the science says on them


Try some fitness classes using the ClassPass app

305 Fitness Dance Workouts

Dance like no one is watching

Yoga with Adriene

Fancy some yoga in the comfort of your own home?

Indoor Obstacle Course

Return to your childhood and make an obstacle course

Pillow/Blanket fort

Who doesn't love to create their own little castle?

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Recorded seminars from Stanford Uni - great if you've got dreams of being an entrepreneur

Sustainable Fashion Meet Up

Learn about the environmental impact of our fast fashion habits.

History of Philosophy

Learn the history of philosophy - without any gaps!

Make and Mend

How to make and mend your clothes

Learn how to knit

Fancy learning to knit?

Reconfigure - Online Life Drawing

Online life drawing classes

The Great Watt Bakeoff

Can you be our star baker?

Grow Homemade Salt Crystals

Learn how to make your own salt crystals

Winners for the Global Watt Fair

Our HW Indian society won the best stall award at the Global Watt day at the Student Union on 11 February 2022. Thank you all the volunteers for supporting team 'INDIA' and giving your best efforts!
Thank you @hwunion and others for the support.
-Jil Sheth
President, Heriot-Watt Indian Society

Pizza Lunch for Care Experienced and Estranged Students

Join other Care Experienced and Estranged Students at a pizza lunch event hosted by wellbeing services.

Freshers Month!
Watt Esports Freshers Calendar 2022

Freshers Month Is Here! Check out the calendar above for all of the events we are running in the month to celebrate another year at the university!

Movember and Charity Ceilidh
Whisky Society members posing for a group picture at our luxury whisky tasting

The whisky society took part in Movember and are co-hosting a charity ceilidh with the Brewing society to raise money for three chosen charities!

Get in touch

We have facebook groups for sharing our events. We also share regular updates on our social media for all the events and webinars.

Ocean Conservation Society Trains to Help Stranded Cetaceans

Recently our committee took part in the Marine Mammal Medic course hosted by British Divers for Marine life rescue.

HW CompSoc Becomes a Society!

The Union has formalised the Society's membership.