Student Member of Parliament

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The world is on fire, in like a million different ways, and sometimes it feels like there's no way to make it feel just a little bit better. It's easy to feel disheartened, frustrated and powerless by not being able to do anything. But what if we told you there was a way for you to make a difference?

We want things to be better

We need your help.

Like you, we're brave, ambitious and ready to change things! We've been around since 1966, and while things are far from perfect, we've been working with Heriot-Watt students since then to make things better, one step at a time. We're getting there, bit by bit. Student MPs have the ability to create, change, campaign for or fix anything. The only thing you're limited by is your creativity! Learn more about our Student Members of Parliament here! Applications are open - head here to apply!

Student MPs have a really wide remit - the position is supposed to be responsive to student issues as they happen. As a quick run-down...

YOU COULD TACKLE:

  • Environmental issues
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Support for LGBT+, Women, International, Black Asian & Minority Ethnicity, Disabled Students
  • Improving university facilities
  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Learning & Teaching
  • LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE!

We want you to think BIG! Be the champion for ANYTHING you think Heriot-Watt students are passionate about. If you'll be an enrolled student between June 2021 to May 2022, you're already qualified! 

LEAD THE CHARGE!

This year HW students will be electing 5 Student MPs in March along with a bunch of other roles. A Student MP is a part-time voluntary role with the Student Union, and it will fit around your academic work! Employers love to see what else you've done outside of the classroom, so all the time you spend accomplishing your goals will be recorded as volunteering hours on your academic transcript.

We're here to help you achieve what you set out to do! You'll have the support of the Full Time Officer team, the other Members of Parliament, and the Union staff to help you succeed in making a difference!

BE BRAVE. BE AMBITIOUS. MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

If a group of Redditors can take on Wall Street, you can do that thing you've always been too nervous to do! Make a lasting change and have a positive impact on the world; if you don't stand up for the issues you're passionate about, who will? Apply to be a Student MP here!

WHEN'S THE DEADLINE?

You've got time, don't worry: applications close Monday 15th FebruaryApply 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 HEREAPPLY HERE TODAY

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