Student Union

Students have access to the Heriot-Watt University Student Union facilities at the Edinburgh Campus.

We know there is more to life at university than earning your degree, so the Heriot-Watt University Student Union exists to empower, inspire and work tirelessly to enhance the student experience. We celebrate our differences but support each other as one community.

We’re home to some of the UK’s best and most diverse societies. With over 70 clubs and societies, you can explore a world of new possibilities! Whether you want to swing a sword with our Medieval Society, raise money for a cause close to your heart or learn something new with one of our many cultural and academic societies, we’ll help you find your calling.

The Thread

The Thread is a social and events space situated in the Jean Muir Student Village. Events are advertised on our Facebook and Instagram channels or just come along to unwind and catch up with friends.