Freshers Feedback

Posted 2 Months Ago

So Freshers Week seems like a distant memory right?! 

Think you can cast your mind back a week or two, and let us know how you think it went? Our survey gives us vital feedback to help us make next year even bigger and better!

Just click the link below to start - plus at the end you can give us your email address and be entered in to our prize draw to win an exclusive Freshers Week 17 Mug and Sunglasses!

Thanks for your help!


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Introducing the HW Union App

Posted 3 Months Ago

Summer is a time for going on adventures, catching up with friends and catching up on sleep you missed in the previous semester. But two Heriot-Watt students have spent their summer beavering away working on a creation we know you're all going to enjoy - the Student Union's very own app, HWUnion! 

HWUnion lets you have everything you'll ever want to know about the Union in your pocket. 

  • Freshers Week - all the information on what's going on in Freshers, plus general tips and advice that Freshers need to know for surviving at Heriot-Watt.
  • Food + Drink - check out the menus and current special offers on at the Union's very own eateries, Libertys and Geordies. You can also check out how far away you are from your nearest caffeine fix.
  • Sports - a full list of all the Sports Clubs run by the Sports Union, including information on training times and how to join.
  • Societies - all the societies run by the Student Union, with information on events, socials and how to get involved.
  • Maps - you'll never be lost again; a campus map plus a map of events in town!
  • Your Reps - find out about your Sabbatical and Executive Officers, what they do for you and how to get in touch with them.

What more could you want? The app is available to download for iOS and Android HERE.

Alternatively, if you're a fancy tech wizard you can scan the little code here:

The app is still very new and its creators are always keen for feedback. If you have a comment, question or idea, email or Help us make this even better for you!

We're making the shop better!

Posted 5 Months Ago

Over the summer, our shop on campus is undergoing a make-over to make it even better!

Once completed the shop will have a new look, new layout and some exciting new products on offer.

We'd like thank everyone in advance for your patience while the works take place, as there will be times when the shop will be closed or operating on a much smaller scale. We're trying to make sure there is as little disruption as possible for you, but some dates you might like to take note of are...

Friday 14th - Monday 17th July - Shop Closed for major works

Tuesday 18th July onwards - Shop will be open on a smaller scale

We'll keep everyone updated via our social media channels as the work progresses - but we hope you'll be excited about the changes as we are!


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Statement of concern about Compulsory Redundancies

Posted 5 Months Ago

The Student Union would like to reiterate their concern over any move towards Compulsory Redundancies of staff. The Student Union firmly believe that Compulsory Redundancy would be damaging to the University. The negative impact on staff morale would have a detrimental impact on our students. The Student Union will continue to voice their concerns as is our right as an independent body. We have made our viewpoint clear at the highest levels of the University.

We will continue to work with the University and all the Trade Unions as and when required but our membership remains the student body of Heriot-Watt University.

This is a difficult time for everyone but we must highlight that the University is not closing or removing any discipline nor campus, as is the case for other institutions.

The University has not stated it will be enforcing Compulsory Redundancies and we reserve the right to review our position should the University’s position change. We will continue to be vigilant on the matter. We will continue to work with all parties to ensure that the best position is reached for all of Heriot-Watt University.

The Heriot-Watt University Student Union Executive


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