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End of Semester Recap

Here's the lowdown of Semester Two

 
Our Summer Opening Times

Here you can find the opening times for all our services during the summer!

 
The FTO's April Recap

Here's everything that our FTO's have been up to throughout April!

 
Watt went down at our Volunteer Awards 2024

A night to remember, here's everything you need to know about our Volunteer Awards 2024 event!

 
A night at the Oscars

After an amazing night, here’s everything that went down at our Student Union Oscars 2024!

 
Our FTO's March Recap

Here's Watt our FTO's have been up to in March!

 
The Nominees

Read who has been nominated for the Volunteer Awards and the Student Oscars!

 
Easter 2024 Opening Times

Read how the upcoming holidays impacts our opening times

 
Electon Results 2024

Read about the Election Results 2024

 
Have you voted yet?

Hey! You! Yes you! Have you voted in our student elections yet?

 
Global Day 2024, Watt an Event!

Global Day 2024 has come and gone; here’s watt went down at this year’s event!

 
Our FTO's February Recap

February has been another busy month for our FTO’s here at the Student Union and here is a recap of everything they got up to in February!

 
Statement of Support

Read our statement of support here

 
A Night at the Oscars at Heriot-Watt

The Student Union Oscars is an evening like no other, here's what you need to know ahead of the event!

 
Watt to Expect at the 2024 Volunteering Awards

With our Volunteering Awards nearing closer, it's time to get nominating!

 
What's Watt about our Student Elections!

Read here to find out more about the upcoming Student Elections in March!

 
An Unbelievable Union

What do we mean by an Unbelievable Union

 
The Black Voices Project so far...

Read how the Black Voices Project has done since it's relaunch in October.

 
FTO Semester 1 highlights

Read about what the Full Time Officers got up to this semester!

 
Winter Opening Hours

Find out how the winter break will impact our services

 
The 2023 Movember Darts Competition and Movember Battle of the Bands Night!

It has been great seeing such a wonderful response to the Movember charity events that have been held throughout November to raise money for men’s mental health here at the Student Union, and it’s safe to say this year’s Movember darts competition and Battle of the Bands did not disappoint! The full article is available here.

 
Movemeber Mental Health Workshop

Hear how our Movember Mental Health Workshop went last Friday!!!

 
How we used the Big 6 responses last year

Read how your responses has helped shape a better student life at Heriot-Watt!

 
The Big 6 is back!

Fill out all 6 of the surveys for the chance to win £300

 
FTO Update October

Hear what the FTO's got upto in October!

 
What is the Student Sustainability Forum

Learn the purpose, expectations and responsibilities of the Student Sustainability Forum

 
Supporting Students to Make the Most of Feedback

Read about the Making the Most of Feedback programme

 
Sustainability Week 2023: The Events

Learn the events put on by us, societies and the wider Heriot-Watt community for Sustainability Week

 
A Sneak Peek of the Year!

Get to know the big events for the next year!

 
HWU Your Voice and Class Rep Recruitment

Important updates on HWU Your Voice and how to give feedback to your Class Representatives and Department Officers.

 
What is our Academic Structure?

Learn about the Union's academic structure- and how you can get involved!

 
Lead & Change

Learn about your officers going to Lead & Change

 
June Monthly Update

Here's what your FTOs have been up to

 
End of year review

Take a look at some of our highlights from the past year

 
Oscar results 2023

Find out the winners from all three of our global campuses

 
Industrial Action

The Student Union's stance on industrial action

 
The Good Flatmate Guide

Be the kind of flatmate you'd want to live with. And PLEASE stop leaving your dirty dishes in the sink.

 
WE'VE BEEN NOMINATED IN THE VA

Thanks to our beautiful members we've been nominated for two awards this year!

 
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)

 
RBG

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.

 
Becoming

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

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

 
ClassPass

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

 
First Meet & Greet of JAN 2024

International Cultural Society

 
How to become FIDE registered.

If you're wanting to play more serious in person chess, becoming FIDE registered is an important step.

 
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.