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Try something new, meet new friends and have a blast!
We have loads of societies here at Heriot-Watt.


Society Members Wanted

If you have a new Society you would like to start up, you can put a notice up here to get people interested in setting it up with you!  Email the Activties Coordinator at


 📊 Have you ever heard of: Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Machine Learning and Big Data? If you have and you’re wondering who’s behind it all, it’s Data Scientists! They use data, technology and mathematics combined to help individuals make decisions, in any field that uses data.

By hosting hackathons, student conferences, programming classes and more, our society aims to promote data science by giving you practical opportunities to show the skills and knowledge this profession demands. In addition, we hope to help our members increase their employability, giving you something to brag about during those all-important job interviews.

Don’t worry though, we’re not just all work and no play! We’re also planning to host socials so you can let your hair down and explore beautiful Edinburgh too.

So if you keen to hear more about the society send me an email: Anthony Lee 📊 

✒️"I wish I could make something this abstract yet beautiful..." That's a usual thought some of us have at seeing those simplistic creative posts on every social media or paintings in some exhibition or museums. How about if we told you that you don't need to know drawing skills to be a graphic designer? Exciting, isn't it?

If you like the idea of being a part of a group where creativity is encouraged to be set loose, then come join our brand new Graphic Design society! Throughout the year, we will be engaging in basic fun learning activities of graphic design like poster making, random book cover designs, logo design and much more!

For any more information and joining requests please get in touch with Mamta via email ! ✒️

⚖ Do you think you could improve in communicating your standards? Want to be involved in making the world a fairer place? Join the Equality Discussion Group and we will help you achieve that and much more! Contact Carolina at for more information 

☑️ Are you interested in Socialism, workers rights, and trade unions?

Has the recent political landscape and the rise of a left-wing labour party made you think about politics?

Now, more than ever, we need a strong left movement, and communists are part of this movement.

So do what you think is right and join the Communist Society, by contacting Evan ( today! ☑️

💼 The Business-Negotiation Society is now recruiting! Join in with our fun business role-playing game which is a mix between Debating and The Apprentice. For more information, please contact Jinyuan at 💼

☕ Hey there, this is the Coffee Society. We're all about great specialty coffee, a world of fantastic hot beverages! We are open to everyone from those who've never made coffee before to professional baristas!

Our plan is to host loads of coffee events including brewing workshops, coffee tastings, outings and talks. Our first is scheduled for early November, a session to teach everyone how to brew amazing coffee at home without expensive machines and equipment - just in time for exam revision season!

Please find us on facebook, and fill in our member survey to register your interest!

Alternatively, contact Dillon ( for more info. ☕

🍲 Tired of takeout and ready meals? Love food but never learned how to cook? Or are you a foodie who wants to meet like-minded people?

Join the Culinary Society to learn all the skills necessary to be your own chef! With planned sessions and practical classes ranging from the basic to the advanced, no matter your skill level, there will be something for you!

If you're keen to develop your inner masterchef, drop an email to Javin at 🍲

💬 The Politics Society is for anyone and everyone with an interest in Politics, be that world, UK or even if you just want to know a bit more about Politics. Everyone is welcome to come along. We will meet once a week at different bars and pubs across the city, exploring Edinburgh whilst sharing an interest in Politics. We also arrange special events throughout the year such going to talks by prominent figures in Politics and trips to London to see Parliament. Speak to Harry ( to join! 💬