Full Time Officers

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At the end of the day, we know you're here to get a good degree so you can land a great job that you're passionate about (and live happily ever after, make lots of money and be super famous!).

But the events of 2020 have complicated things - to put it mildly! Leaving University and hunting for graduate jobs is daunting at the best of times, nevermind in the middle of a global pandemic. So we want to tell you about a graduate opportunity unlike any other...and you're already qualified

Applications are OPEN for our Full-Time Officer roles!


There are four full-time, paid positions within the Student Union; open only to current and graduating Heriot-Watt students. The roles are varied but at the core of each is the opportunity to lead the Union, create opportunities for students, and make sure that students are put first, always.

We've been around for 55 years, and we've coached hundreds of Student Officers in this time. We can help guide you as you build the skills and experience employers are looking for, and support you as you make a difference for students. Simply running in the elections will allow you to demonstrate key skills to potential employers.

Where to start?

  1. Think about the things that frustrated you as a student and what needs to be improved.
  2. Take a look at what positions you can apply for.
  3. Choose the role that you're passionate about and will let you have the greatest impact. 
  4. Apply and run a kick-ass campaign!

You'll have access to dedicated staff in the Union to support you with your campaign and we'll be here to help you achieve your goals when you get elected!

Why should you bother?

TWENTY GRAND. That's why. How many other graduate opportunities pay that well?

Beyond the money (oh aren't you so virtuous!), you'll also gain experience being a Director and Trustee of a charity with revenue over £2.4 million as you represent over 10,000 students, and accomplish things that you'll remember for the rest of your life.

On a less serious note too, you'll get to feel like a student for one more year.

When's the deadline?

You've got time, don't worry: applications close Monday 15th February. Apply here!

If you want to know more, you can find out about each of the roles here and there's a breakdown of how the elections process here. Wanna know anything else? You can email Genna the Union's Student Engagement Manager here: g.nesbitt@hw.ac.uk.

Think you know just the person?

You can tell about someone you think would be great here! 

Still on the fence?

Just do it! Just do it! JUST DO IT HERE!



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