Clubs & activities at Dubai Campus

A car drives into a desert in Dubai.
The Department of Student Services and Programmes runs activities, such as desert safaris, for students

The Department of Student Services and Programmes (DSSP), based in the Dubai Knowledge Village (KV), caters for all student needs, regardless of which academic institute they attend.

DSSP encourages students to take part in activities, community services and campus government in an effort to develop leadership skills, positive interpersonal relationship skills, and to encourage exposure to various cultures, ideas, arts and styles of life.

Sports clubs

Basketball players at Dubai Campus

Heriot-Watt University offers an active student life beyond your day to day studies. With range of sports on offer, such as cricket, basketball, football, volleyball, table tennis and boating, students can join their favourite sport and participate in Inter-University and league competitions.

In-house activities

A range of talent-building activities extending from debate, drama, arts and crafts to dance and music runs at the campus.

The DSSP also arranges national and ethnic festivals, as well as outings and day trips, such as desert safaris.

A Charitable Works Society enthusiastically organises various fund raising campaigns, while the Avocation Club plans other fun student events.

Student Senate

Student Senate is a way to ensure students have a say in current university issues. Even if you're not a class representative or school officer, the Student Senate lets you have a say in current university issues. The Senate chooses a topic of current discussion in the university and canvasses opinion from students are asked to give their valuable opinions.

Student development support

Students also take part in an Academic Scholars group, which runs self-help sessions for fellow students who need extra academic support.

Open sessions for student development support are planned to encourage student development and support them through their learning programme. Workshops shall range from plagiarism, exam stress management, time management to wide range of other developmental areas.