Heriot-Watt University Student Union

Heriot-Watt University Student Union

Heriot-Watt University Students' Union
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH14 4AS

Find us on the Riccarton Campus in Edinburgh

Union Facts

Number of students

  • Total: 10,940
  • Full time: 7,520
  • Part time: 420
  • Postgraduates: 3,000

Heriot-Watt University Student Union exists to represent every single one of our students, while also providing vital services for our campus community.

Be it campaigning for students rights, providing a competitively priced Student Shop, or providing entertainment,  The Union exists for our students. Within The Union we have two catering outlets, our Advice & Support Hub and a multi purpose live entertainment venue Zero Degrees.

Some highlights from last year include winning the NUS Scotland’s Student Union of the Year Award, we were the first Union to win it twice!

We changed our structure so that anyone is able to raise issues the Union can work on and we also pioneered a whole week dedicated to Wellbeing activities including a visit from alpacas!

We hosted the 34th annual Beer Festival by our Brewing Society, had a massive Summer party and co-hosted our first event with Sport’s Union ever: “So you think you can Drag?

All our activities provide invaluable volunteering opportunities and illustrate the fact that we are run BY students FOR students.