Upcoming Events

Oriam ParkRun

Start date: August 21, 2021

End date: August 21, 2022

Time: 9.30am

Location: Oriam Walled Garden


Challenge yourself (or just enjoy a gentle jog if you’d prefer) on this free timed 5k run every Saturday morning at 9.30am, starting and finishing in the Walled Garden. ParkRun is a brilliant event, with a real community feel, and a great opportunity to enjoy our beautiful wooded campus trail while getting some fresh air and exercise!

Oriam OnDemand (Online)

Start date: September 4, 2021

End date: September 4, 2022

Time: Online

Location: Mywellness App

Our Oriam is here for your Health & Fitness needs wherever you are. Now, with our integrated My Wellness App and new On Demand Service from Technogym you can access a wide range of fitness tools to help you reach your full fitness potential at home, outdoors or in the gym. Can do it straight from your bedroom and great if you want some excerise if you are isolating!

SU Free Drop in Activity!

Start date: October 6, 2021

End date: October 27, 2021

Time: 13:30-14:00

Location: Sports Hall 1

Come on by to Sports Hall 1 to take part in some FREE sport! You do not need to be a member to book in so come by and join us. Our SU Ambassadors will be organising the sport each week so you will get the chance to play things like dodgeball, rounders, badminton and many more!

SU Park Run Takeover!

Date: October 24, 2021

Time: 9:00-11:30

Location: Oriam Walled Garden

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run or spectate – it’s up to you!

Frat Halloween!

Date: October 27, 2021

Time: 22:30

Location: Shanghai

SU Photo Day

Date: November 3, 2021

Time: 9am onwards

Location: Sports Hall 2

Strictly Come Dancing Afterparty

Date: November 24, 2021

Time: 22:30

Location: Shanghai

SU Strictly Come Dancing

Date: November 24, 2021

Time: 7pm onwards

Location: Liquid Rooms

Sports Ball

Date: February 18, 2022

Time: 19:00

Location: Corn Exchange

Burgh Varsity

Date: March 30, 2022

Time: 9am onwards

Location: Various

Past Events

Warm Up Wednesday!

Date: September 29, 2021

Time: 12:30-19:30

Location: Oriam

Come along to Oriam to experience what a sports Wednesday looks like! We have a day full of fixtures from multiple different clubs and we even have a showcase match from our Rugby Mens Team v Napier Mens Team at 14:30 on the Indoor Pitch!

Warm Up Wednesday Afterparty!

Date: September 29, 2021

Time: 22:30

Location: Shanghai

Come along to our nightclub sponsor Shanghai to celebrate fixtures being back at Warm Up Wednesday!

Back to Shanghai!

Date: September 15, 2021

Location: Shanghai Club

We are pleased to be able to be back at our nightclub sponsor Shanghai! There will be more information given from the indivdiual clubs closer to the time on what the plans are before Shanghai!

Watt Welcome Fair

Date: September 10, 2021

Time: 10:30-4pm

Location: Oriam


University life is about so much more than study and exams. Book a slot to come along to Oriam to meet the student societies, services and sports clubs who will become a big part of your student experience and help you to look after your well-being during your time at Heriot-Watt.

With over 100 exhibitors attending the event, including Student Union Societies and Sports Union Clubs, there’s something for everyone, from the Debating Society to the Ultimate Frisbee Club and everything in between! We’ve also got a live football match on Oriam’s incredible indoor pitch and some fun challenges and showcases for you to enjoy. You won’t be disappointed!

Numbers will be limited to ensure the event can be run safely and in line with Government and University guidelines, with social distancing measures in place. You must book a 15 minute arrival slot to secure your place at the event.

Oriam Powerlifting

Start date: September 9, 2021

End date: September 16, 2021

Time: 6:45pm

Location: Strength & Conditioning Gym

Come and try out Powerlifting with Oriam experts. Please bring your phone to show proof of your booking on the Oriam app.

Sessions on Thursday 9th and Thursday 16th September

Campus Bike Tour

Date: September 8, 2021

Time: 11-11:45, 11:45-12:30, 12:30-13:15, 13:15-14:00

Location: Bike Bothy

Meet Cycling Manager, Evan Oliphant, at our Bike Bothy (located on the opposite side of the grassy area outside Oriam) for a bike tour of campus. Bikes and helmets provided but you are welcome to bring your own. You must be able to ride a bike!

SU Club Tasters

Start date: September 6, 2021

End date: September 19, 2021

Time: Various

Location: Oriam Reception

Whether you’re a total novice or at the top of your game, we’ve got over 30 clubs waiting to offer you a big WattWelcome in September. All of our of our clubs offer taster sessions during Freshers Week and Week 1 so if you’re not sure which sport is for you, you can attend as many different tasters as you like until you find out! From Monday of Week 2 you must be a member of a club to attend their training sessions but up until that point there are no limits and it’s all FREE!*

*Equestrian Tasters are £20pp

Oriam Gym Circuits

Start date: September 6, 2021

End date: September 9, 2021

Time: 12:30-1pm

Location: Oriam Gym

Oriam`s Fitness Team is ready to put you through your paces! Please ensure you bring your student card with you to gain access to the gym. If you do not have your card yet, please be ready to show proof of booking in the `My Bookings` section on the app.

Oriam Tours

Start date: September 4, 2021

End date: September 19, 2021

Time: Various

Location: Oriam Reception

Meet our Sports Union Ambassadors at Oriam Reception for a 60 minute tour of Scotland`s Sports Performance Centre. Prepare to be wowed! Please bring your phone to show proof of booking on the Our Oriam app.

Tours run between two and four times per day, excluding 10th September. Please see the Student Tasters tile on the Our Oriam app for full schedule and to book.

Oriam Gym Taster

Start date: September 4, 2021

End date: September 12, 2021

Time: 11-12, 2-3

Location: Oriam Reception

This activity will be running from the 4th-12th excluding Friday 10th September.
Come and try out our state-of-the-art fitness suite for free before joining! Please ensure you bring your student card with you to access the gym. If you don’t have your card yet, please be ready to show your booking in the `My Bookings` tile on the app.

There are also 30 min Oriam Gym Orientation sessions taking place on the same dates at 10.30am and 1.30pm that you can book onto if you’d like to be shown around before trying out the gym for yourself.