We’re going to give £250 to the most inspirational, enterprising and exceptional student at Heriot-Watt.
Whilst the focus at university is studying for a degree, we feel it’s just as vital to celebrate students who go the extra mile in extra curricular activities. This could be going above and beyond expected duties in a volunteering capacity, overcoming a disability, inspiring others to achieve greatness or simply being there for someone when they needed it most.
The Watt Club – the name given to Heriot-Watt’s graduate body – celebrates the best student each year with a cash prize of £250 and recognition of their efforts. We are now accepting nominations from all staff – academic and professional – for this prize.
Do you know a Heriot-Watt student who deserves recognition for their efforts?
Last year’s winner was Tasnim Hassan, a student at our dubai campus whose passion for social responsibility led her to found the Humanitarian Club. As she said herself, “Nowadays we are so busy satisfying our own needs, we tend to forget that there are people who need what we take for granted. We need more of the kind-hearted and loving people in the world, and it is us students who can make the change.”
Tasnim was nominated by Sheelagh Wallace, Director of Administration and Registrar at Heriot-Watt’s Dubai Campus, who said “I oversee all extra-curricular activites at the Dubai Campus and can honestly say that the Humanitarium Club is a credit to the Dubai Campus and I am very proud of Tasnim (and her members) for taking time out of their personal lives to help others.”
We encourage entries from all year groups, all modes of study and all campuses, including distance learners. If you will receive a Heriot-Watt degree at the end of your studies, then you are entitled to be nominated!
Click here for a nomination form. Remember, a member of Heriot-Watt staff must nominate you, and the forms should be returned to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th June 2015. If you have any queries, you can contact us on that email address too, and we’ll get back to you.