Heriot-Watt University Student Union news

Spotlight Sunday: Academic Societies

With exams just around the corner, make sure to check out what our Academic Societies are doing!

Wellbeing Wednesday: Gender-Based Violence

At least 1 in 2 women experience Gender-Based Violence and 1 in 4 are affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime. Today marks the start of the 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence, a national campaign to break the stigma surrounding violence towards women.


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Spotlight Sunday: Society Successes!

2020 hasn't stopped our societies setting records and smashing goals - today we're celebrating the great student-led societies that have had some great successes recently!

Disability Awareness Month

We're marking Disability Awareness Month from today until 18th December in solidarity, support and celebration of people with disabilities, along with recognition of the ongoing challenges they face. This year's theme is Access - how far we've come, and how far we've yet to go. We have a number of events available across the month - come check them out!


Friday the 20th of November is dedicated to the memory of Trans and non-binary people murdered or pushed to suicide because of violence and discrimination.

We won!

We've got some good news! We won an award after all our work on the Union's rebrand this year. Check out how we did it!

Couchella is Here!

We've got your very own stay-at-home weekend lined up for you!


As part of SHAG Week, Wellbeing MP, Sam sits down with HIV Scotland to find out more!

Getting Around Edinburgh

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

Nervous? Masking for a friend

Any questions? Just mask!

September Elections!

Get involved, fix things, make changes!

Drinking Hard or Hardly Drinking

Who knew alcohol was for more than just hand sanitiser?

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.

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!

What to bring to Uni

Here's what not to forget!

Being away from home

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


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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!

Society Spotlight Week: Society Successes

We love to shout about our societies! See how they've made us proud this year.

Society Spotlight Week: Academic Societies

What are Academic Societies and why do we need them?

Wellbeing Wednesday: Housing Edition

This week, we're looking at securing housing for next year

Society Spotlight Week: New Societies

Here's what you need to know about new societies and setting up your own society!

Society Spotlight Week: Reaffiliate Your Society

Today we're focusing on getting current societies reaffiliated with the Student Union.

Welcome to Societies Spotlight Week!

This week we're telling you everything you need to know about societies!

Freshers Week 2020

We're working hard to put on another fantastic Freshers Week!

Wellbeing Wednesday: The Advice Hub

Have you met our Advice Hub?

Black Lives Still Matter

Since George Floyd's death a few weeks ago, a lot has happened!

Wellbeing Wednesday: Be Active + Learn and Enjoy

3rd and final week of our “6 ways to take care of yourself during lockdown” series!

Wellbeing Wednesday: Be Kind + Be Aware

Continuing with our series, here are two other tips to take care of yourself (and others) during lockdown!

Wellbeing Wednesday: Nurture + Belong

The first in our new series of weekly things to help beat the lockdown blues.

Happy Pride Month!

Student Union's are organising a digital Pride Festival

Here's Colin! Your VP Community

The last in this current series where we meet the Full Time Officers. Today it's Colin's turn, your Vice President Community.

This is Lara! Your new VP Wellbeing

Lara Stroudinsky is your new Vice President Wellbeing. Let's find out a bit more about her.

Enough is Enough

We, your Student Union, stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Say Hello to Alexander, our new VP Education

Meet Alexander, he's new in to our position of Vice President Education!

Meet Emily, your new Student Union President

Meet Emily, your new Student Union President for 2020/21. We caught up with her, to find out a bit more about why she stood to be President...

FAQs - Coronavirus Support

Got a Question? We might have the answers you're looking for!

Option To Cancel On-Campus Leases

Students offered option of ending on-campus UK accommodation leases

Student Union Election Results

Check out who will be leading the way for change next year!

Society Success - This is Engineering Day

We had a fantastic collaborative society event recently so we wanted to tell you about it!