School of Law Representative

Spring Elections 2020

Heather McSwan

Hi I’m Heather. I am in my first year of the two-year fast track Scots Law degree.

I was elected Academic Campaign Organiser for the Student Union, while studying at Edinburgh University which entailed liaising with academic staff and students to formulate, shape and implement policy. Responding to students’ concerns appropriately and diplomatically, I was subsequently chosen to sit on the University Senate.

My interest in student affairs and previous university experience show that I possess the skills to respond effectively to issues raised by students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. My priority will be to build good working relationships with the SRC and students of the School in order to provide support and represent their views.

My aims include:

  • Introducing a system of online submissions for coursework and feedback
  • Initiating surgeries to provide a level of peer support for wider university issues
  • Working with the careers service to explore the possibility of alternative career paths for law students

I am proactive and committed to making our students’ experience a positive and fulfilling one. I believe that I am the ideal candidate for this role and I would welcome the opportunity to represent the School of Law.