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 (4-6 Sept 2018)

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!

Download our FSE timetable for all free club sessions.

For all sessions that take place off campus, see below following information and booking forms. Spaces are on a first come first served basis.

External FSE Sessions
Date Club Spaces Start Time - End Time Venue Notes Booking Form
6 Sep Boat 20 12:00-16:00 Strathclyde Park Meet at Uni  Reception Click Here
12 Sep Boat 25 13:00 Strathclyde Park Meet at Uni Reception Click Here
15 Sep Boat 25 10:00 Strathclyde Park Meet at Uni Reception Click Here
5 Sep Cycling 9 10:00-17:00 Innerleithen Meet at Oriam Reception Click Here
8 Sep Cycling 9 11:15-18:00 Glentress Meet at Oriam Reception Click Here
12 Sep Equestrian TBC TBC Lasswade Equestrian Centre TBC TBC
13 Sep Equestrian TBC TBC Lasswade Equestrian Centre TBC TBC
4 Sep Golf 17 13:30 Braids Driving Range Meet at Oriam Reception Click Here
4 Sep Hockey 50 14:00-17:00 Peffermill Meet at Oriam Reception Click Here
7 Sep Kayak 35 14:30-16:30 Threipmuir Reservoir Meet at Oriam Reception Click Here
11 Sep Snowsports 27 TBC Glasgow Snowdome Meet at Uni Reception Click Here
5 Sep Swimming 20 19:30-21:00 Balerno High School Meet at Oriam Reception Click Here
5 Sep Tennis 20 1300-1500 Edinburgh Sports Club Meet at Uni Reception Click Here

Sports Fair 2018

The Sports Fair will take place on Friday 7 September 2018 in Oriam from 12.00-14.00. This is your opportunity to sign-up to clubs and chat to exiusting club members with all SU clubs represented on the day. Join us after Spirts Fair to cheer on our Men's Basketball 1st team who take on Glasgow University, with a 14.00 tip-off.

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

The Sports Union are firm believers in work hard play hard. The Sports Union offer 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 & Volunteer Awards Ceremony.

Structure of the Sports Union

The SU is headed by a Sabbatical President (Jane Benson) 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!