June Monthly Update

Here's what your FTOs have been up to

Welcome to our June monthly update! In this roundup, we will be sharing with you our first news update from our new Full-Time Officer team – both with new and returning faces. We will be covering a range of topics, from Pride Month to Global Student Officer Induction Week.  

Are you ready folks? 

Pride MonthOur 3 Vice Presidents attended Edinburgh Pride march

  • Connel, Georgia and Sebi – your VPs – attended Edinburgh pride on Saturday, the 24th of June.  
  • Georgia was successful in pushing for Canvas to be updated with new Consent modules and will be ready for the new academic year.  
  • To demonstrate our support for Hate Crime Awareness, we are gearing up to train our student staff to recognise the signs and indicators of hate crime and will be providing a brief on the ‘Ask for Clive’ initiative in August.   

GraduationsHappy HW students graduating in 2023

  • Your FTOs had the privilege of giving the vote of thanks to graduating students in the graduations this year.   
  • Graduate Teaching Awards – which were chosen through your nominations in the Learning and Teaching Oscars – were also presented at the graduation ceremonies.  
  • Congratulations to all those who graduated! The Student Union wish you the best of luck in your future – don’t forget about us! 

Global Student Officer Induction WeekThe 4 UK Full Time Officers are joined by the Dubai and Malaysia campus Presidents

  • A one-week long, intensive training week took place, inviting over Anaswara (President, Heriot-Watt University Dubai Student Council) and Ryan (President, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Student Association) to our Edinburgh campus.  
  • We established our collective four main priority themes for this year: 
  1. Reducing student isolation 
  2. Relieving financial pressure 
  3. Increase clarity, limiting student confusion 
  4. Increase global connectivity 

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