Study with us as a student athlete

Discover what it means to be part of the Watt family. Sport holds an integral part of student life at Heriot-Watt University. We have over 30 sports clubs to join, an active Sports Union and a new Sport & Exercise Science degree programme.

The Sports Union is a student-focused organisation that provides sports opportunities for Heriot-Watt students.

With a sports performance programme, and over 30 different clubs offering a range of activities from recreational fun to competition there’s a place for everyone, regardless of sporting ability or experience.

From football to frisbee, the Sports Union gives you the opportunity to grow in your sport, meet like-minded friends and make use of the first-class facilities available. Visit our list of active clubs here.

We have launched a new BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science for 2022. Our Sports and Exercise Science undergraduate degree combines cutting edge teaching with world-leading sports performance facilities at Oriam. You’ll have the chance to gain professional qualifications including Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer certificates as well as placement opportunities with university sporting partners.

Discover more about our degree programme here.

The Sports Scholarship Programme builds on over twenty years of success in delivering sports scholarships to elite student-athletes.

We work in line with national governing bodies to create a competitive and challenging training environment to develop our scholars physically as well as teaching them how to take control of their mental and nutritional health.

Learn more about our Scholarship programme and how to apply here.

Off the field, the Sports Union also promotes career development through volunteering and education programmes.

Volunteering with the Sports Union is a brilliant way to enhance your student experience, make new friends and work on your personal and professional development.

Become a Sports Union ambassador or join the Executive Committee – there are so many ways to get involved with the Sports Union.

‘Our Oriam’ App


Purchase and manage your student membership with ease through the ‘Our Oriam’ app and stay put o date with facility information via our member newsletter and app notifications.


Book fitness classes, sports courts, football pitches and more by a click of a button. No need to pay at our reception desk, navigate through your transaction seamlessly through our pay online option.


Have access to the Sports Unions ticket marketplace for their University events such as Sports Celiedhs and the annual Sports Ball.

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