Heidi Vistisen

Student President -

"Hi, I’m Heidi Vistisen, the Student President at QMU Students’ Union. Alongside my colleagues in the office, I’m here to make your time at QMU the best possible.

I’ve been elected by the students of QMU, which means I’m basically here to do what you tell me to do.  You can do this through different channels; we have forums and committees that ensure that we hear from as many of you as possible.

I also represent the student voice at university level and national level through the feedback you give me about anything on campus or about your experience. II do loads more stuff than this, but I’d rather show you, talk to you and have fun with you all during Freshers’ and the time after. So, please don’t be a stranger!

Come on up to our offices above Maggie’s, whether it’s for a chat or questions about how to cook beans. If you prefer social media, find me on Facebook (Heidi Qmusu Pres), Twitter or Instagram for top bants.

I’m looking forward to meeting you!


Megan Richardson

Student Vice-President -

"Hi, my name is Megan Richardson and I’m your Student Vice-President. Together with Heidi I’ll work to help make your student experience and the Students’ Union the best it can possibly be.

I will be located in the Students' Union, above Maggie’s, and my door is always open if you ever need a friendly face to help you out or to chat to.

My job role entails the management of both the Sports & Societies as well as helping to further progress and support students to my best ability. Through monitoring the progression of our clubs, I’ll be able to help develop the best possible opportunities for our students alongside our Sports Coordinator, Aisling. I’ll also be working with the SU team to organise and produce the most exciting and original events possible and make your time as a student unforgettable.

I’m extremely excited to meet our 2016 freshers alongside our returning students to set the ball rolling for another fantastic year at Queen Margaret University."


Jillian Mackay

Welfare Officer -

"I’m Jillian, a third year Pharmacology student. My role is to increase awareness of students’ welfare within the university. I’ll be working closely with Cecile, the Welfare and Representation Coordinator, to promote the services available to students, from C:Card to mental health services and academic support. You can contact me via email at or down at Maggie’s as I am also part of their team. I look forward to meeting you!"


Ferdinand Fehring

Equality and Diversity Officer -

"Hello, my name is Ferdinand. My role for the coming year is to ensure that every student at QMU is represented fairly and treated equally. I will be in my final year studying PR & Media this year. I was born and raised in France by German parents so being very international, I found it a bit challenging to integrate sometimes, though at university I got to know many fellow students and made many friends. I want to use this experience to help you become part of QMU, just like I did."


Stewart Sands

Events Officer -

"Hey, I’m Stewart! I’m a 4th year Event Management student; I love music and basketball, and I’m currently the social sec for the men’s basketball team. I’m looking forward to working with the Union and the Officers’ Committee to create a memorable event experience at QMU. If you’d like to share your ideas or need support in setting up your own events, feel free to come and chat to me anytime!"


Jenny Smith

Marketing & Communications Officer -

"Hi, I’m Jenny, I'm in my 4th year of Nutrition and a member of the QMU Dance Society. My role is to make sure that you’re aware of what’s happening on your campus. My aim is to increase communication with everyone through our social media, so that you know of events taking place in Maggie’s, how well our sports teams are doing and other activities, opportunities and important info. Make sure to like and follow our social media to keep up-to-date!"


Aisling Ni Bhrolchain

Sports & Societies Officer -

"Hi I’m Ash, I am in my final year of podiatry and loving it. I love sports, societies and love seeing them grow and develop. I play a few including hockey, rugby and show-jump when I’m back in Ireland.  Love the variety of sports and societies at QMU, we have so many and want to see them all continue to grow and improve."


Callum Robertson

Environment and Ethics Officer -

"Hello, I’m Callum and for 2016/17 I’ll be your Environment and Ethics Officer. I’m a second year Nutrition and Food Science student living in the heart of campus. A lover of anything to do with films and am currently apart of the student union bar as well as the QMU Sapphires cheer squad. This year I aim to focus on fundraising for environmental charities whilst trying to keep our lovely gardens fresh and environmentally friendly as possible. As well as working cohesively with the other officers in the Officers' Committee to make you and everyone’s lives as easy as they can be. I’ll be around campus here, there and everywhere so if you have any questions feel free to ask. Or for those shy, email me!"














Registered address: The Students' Union, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU              

Telephone: 0131 474 0000