End of year review

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

April Monthly update

Check out what the FTO's have been up to this month

GEDI Summit

Watch how the inaugural GEDI Summit went

SAAS Applications and Adjustments

Put this date in your diary!

Freshers Week Reps

Our Freshers’ Rep applications are now open and we want YOU to apply!

Fighting For Students

Read how Scott has helped the NUS #fightingforstudents campaign

International Women's Day

How we celebrated International Women's Day at Heriot-Watt

Elections roundup

Find out about how the election results went down on Friday

Oscars 2023

The Student Union Oscars are back and better than ever!

Lothian Bus update

An update on the services that run to Campus.

Paddy's Day Bonanza

The Irish Spirit is coming to you!

Welcome to RELOVED!

Our new pre-loved clothing store is now open!

What to expect from the elections?

A guide to elections for voters!

Wellbeing Wednesday: Chronic Illness

How to help deal with chronic illness

Physical Wellbeing Support

We take safe sex seriously

Academic Congress Roundup

Get up to date with Academic Congress!

Week of Action


Why join our FTO team?

We promise we don't bite!

Our January Roundup

All the ways we've been representing you in January

Dispelling Financial Myths

Consider these myths... BUSTED!

What are the Student Elections?

Everything you need to know about the Student Elections in March

Festive opening times

Don't miss out this winter!

Period Products are available

Following the new policy, the Student Union will provide period products for anyone who needs them!

The Unions guide to money and financial support

Everything you need to know about the hardship fund

Staff Strikes

The Student Union's stance on industrial action

Purpose-built student accommodation

Give your say on PBSA!

Exam Guidance

Learn what's, what with the upcoming exams.

Community Larder

We have opened a Community Larder on Campus!


Grow a MO, Save a bro!

The Union's guide to Mitigating Circumstances

A comprehensive guide to mitigating circumstances

Something old, Something new

800 members strong and still counting!

Lecture recordings are back!

From week 7, recordings of lectures will be uploaded when appropriate!

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!

Getting Around Edinburgh
Bus on Princess Street in  Edinburgh

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

JOIN THE OCS 2023-2024

Looking for a society to be a part of? Why not try the OCS?!


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)


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

Chess Soc Antwerp Trip

Read about our trip to Antwerp to play in the PCU Chess Cup.

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

Classes Jan 2023 Semester
Pole Soc Logo

Classes are now available to purchase

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.