Our journey for better study space

Posted 1 Weeks Ago

Nowhere to study?
Not for much longer.

Your Student Union has worked hard for you to secure better study space across the Edinburgh Campus. Working in co-operation with the University, we're excited that loads of new study space developments are underway. 

Find out more and view the timeline at https://www.hwunion.com/change-things/the-journey-for-better-study-space- 


Learning & Teaching Oscars Winners

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Written by Andrew Thornton

Our annual Learning & Teaching Oscars are an opportunity for students to recognise members of university staff who have made a difference to them. An awards ceremony was held last week for all the shortlisted members of staff in the Student Union preceded by a drinks reception and afternoon tea.

The winners of the 2017 Learning & Teaching Oscars are...

Feedback Award - Andrea Sneddon (MACS)
Refreshing Award - Pauline Thompson (EGIS)
Thinkers Award - Henry Bock (EPS)
Guiding Hand Award - Kendra Jaudzin (SoSS)
Support Staff Award - Brian Hutton (EPS)
Switched On Award - Paul Dalgarno (EPS)
School Officer of the Year - Christina Kunz (SoSS)

And a special award was presented to Jennie Hansen (MACS).

Congratulations to all the winners! 


Your Union Space

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

The current Student Union building was opened in 1991 and a lot has changed since then. Our student population has continued to grow and the needs of today's modern student have changed dramatically. That's why we're taking an opportunity to look to the future of our Union building and we'd like to get your views on what we should do next.

Refurbish our existing home or start from scratch and build a new one?

Take our Union Space survey and tell us if you'd prefer us to refurbish the existing building or to build a new home. 

During the survey, we'd also like to find out what your priorities are for the new/refurbished building. We'll use your feedback to take our proposals further. We'll keep you up to date with our progress. 

Join the conversation #hwunionspace 


Get set for exams

Posted 1 Months Ago

Exams are just around the corner...

Here are some top tips to help you get set for them.

CHECK YOUR SEAT AND YOUR EXAM TIMETABLE
You now access your seat number for exams via Student Self Service https://myhwu.hw.ac.uk/HWSAS8/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin

This will also tell you where you need to be and what time your exam is. Make sure you're on time. Plan how you're going to get to university on exam day and bear in mind the buses will be busy.

BOOK A THERAPET SESSION
The lovely Therapets are coming to the Union on 25th April. Sign up for a slot at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090944ABA922A7FE3-therapets3

GET PREPARED
Avoid eating all the chocolate you got at Easter! Try and eat well and exercise. It helps to sharpen your mind! Get a good night sleep before the exam and take the time to relax.

GET HELP
It's okay to not be okay. The Union's Advice Hub are on hand if exam stress is getting to you. The University are also running exam stress drop-in sessions throughout the exam period.
Monday-Friday (24th April – 19th May) 1400 – 1500 in the Student Support & Accommodation Office.

Good luck everybody!