Sports Union

The Sports Union (SU) is a student-focused organisation responsible for Heriot-Watt's sporting needs.

We offer Heriot-Watt students the perfect opportunity to join a club, receive coaching and compete in your chosen sport at higher education level.     

Festival for Sport and Exercise

The Festival for Sport and Exercies (FSE) is your opportunity to get involved with sport and activity at Heriot-Watt. There are sessions run by all of our sports clubs and recreational sports, and a range of Oriam fitness classes on offer. No previous experience is required so get along to as many as you can and try something new! View the FSE timetable to see what taster sessions and activities are available.

For all external (off-campus) taster sessions, minibus transport will be provided, however, you are required to sign up using the links below as there are limited spaces available.

Sports Union (SU) Signposter

For detailed information on the Sports Union clubs and recreational sports, such as where and when they train, please refer to the Sports Union Signposter

How to join the Sports Union

In order to join one of our clubs you must first become a member of Oriam, Scotland's own National Performance Centre for Sport. After joining Oriam you can then join any of our sports clubs by paying the appropriate club fee.

In order to join one of our recreational sports clubs, you need to pay the respective joining fee (normally £10) which you can do either online or at our front desk. You then have the option of taking out a facility membership or using the 'Pay As you Play' option, £3 per session for Heriot-Watt students.

Sports Union social events

At the Sports Union, we are firm believers in work hard, play hard. The Sports Union offers several opportunities for socialising in the academic year. We also have a social calendar to highlight the big events, as well as having weekly team socials.

Highlights of the SU social calendar are the annual ceilidh, SU Ball, and the Blues and Volunteer Awards Ceremony.

Structure of the Sports Union

The SU is headed by a sabbatical president and an elected student executive committee. It is based on a foundation of volunteers, from club officials to SU executive officers. This creates a perfect opportunity to get involved, make a difference and have fun!

The Sports Union Charter explains the SU's responsibilities in providing its members with the opportunity of a worthwhile sporting experience at Heriot-Watt University.

Sports Union clothing

We are delighted to announce that our  clothing partners are Infinity/Under Armour, who provide a range of leisure items through HWUSU clothing website.

Infinity are one of the leading UK suppliers for branded clothing. They source, brand and produce a huge variety of promotional clothing, uniform, printed materials, accessories and textiles. They work with; clothing retailers; sports clubs; football clubs; sports retailers; clothing manufactures; and promotional marketing agencies.

Infinity are an intermediate company who work with Under Armour, to provide us with our high quality official leisure wear and team wear kit. Look out for the 15% off sale in September on the clothing website!

Models posing in sports union-branded clothing

Key information

Amber Taylor