Heriot-Watt University Student Union news

Summer Opening Times - UPDATED

Please find our summer opening and closing times, for the shop, Libertys, Geordies, Advice Hub and Office.

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!


Check out our opening times for the Student Shop, Libertys and Geordies over the next coming weeks.

Easter Opening Hours
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If you're staying on campus for Easter Break, we've got you covered!

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!

Welcome to Heriot-Watt!

So you're interested in coming to Heriot-Watt! Take a look at what we do and how we live to make your Uni experience an amazing one!

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
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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
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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!


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Essential apps for Heriot-Watt Students!

Apps for productivity, managing money, ordering food and getting about. Your life will be so much easier when you use these essential apps!

Top skills to learn before coming to Uni

Don't be the Freshers who puts a red sock in with the bright colours...

Drinking Hard or Hardly Drinking

Who knew alcohol was for more than just hand sanitiser?

GET INVOLVED - Societies

Don't wait until you're halfway into your degree to get involved - join one of our amazing societies straight away and get stuck in!

Making friends and finding your people

You're about to meet so many new people, try and remember their names!

Here for U
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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


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.

Being away from home

Feeling nervous about being away from the comforts of home? Here's our advice!

Living in Halls!

You're moving in soon, so what can you expect?

Getting to know our Campuses!

Excited about starting University soon? Find out what's waiting for you on-campus!