Strath Union (also referred to as “the Union”)
That’s us! Hi! Founded in 1964, Strathclyde Students’ Union is the beating heart of democracy on our campus and exists to represent the views of all 24,000 members through our participation at all levels of University decision making. As well as representing our members’ interests, we also run over 200 Societies and over 50 Sports Clubs. We provide volunteering and employment opportunities, advice and welfare services, as well as training and development workshops and seminars for our members. We run campaigns and organise student activity on and off campus, and host a variety of events.
We know that settling into university life may not always be straight forward, so the Union offers wellbeing support, a safe space where you can always find someone to talk to, offload your worries, and be signposted to additional support if needed. The Union also has quiet study spaces if you need a bolt hole from your accommodation.
The Christian Union isn’t just for those that follow the Christian faith here at Strathclyde. It welcomes everyone under its banner and on a more casual note, definitely one of the friendliest groups going! The society presents new students a fantastic way of networking and expanding within the student community. The CU also organises events and workshops on a regular basis to encourage maximum engagement.
Strathclyde University Muslim Association (SUMSA)
SUMSA is the place for all of our Muslim students to meet and find new friends. There is a dedicated space in the St. Paul's building opposite the old Union building on John Street. There are prayer rooms, social events and gatherings to discuss faith.
This society is a wonderful place to meet other students while learning a new language. They regularly host language exchange events with a cup of tea. Who knows, you may have the chance to share your own language too!
University can be tough no matter where you’re from. Whether you’re an international student thinking about home or a home student thinking about being anywhere else, or you just need an ear to vent to when it’s late… there is help. Nightline is a listening and information service run by students for students with volunteers from Strath, Glasgow Uni, and GCU. Nightlines are open through the night, run by fully trained and caring fellow student volunteers. Nightline can be contacted by phone, text, or online chat. It is a free, non-judgemental and confidential service.
Strathclyde Reach Out - Student Led Mental Health Support
This society was formed during the last year as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Completely student-led, Reach Out offers a space to talk about student life with your fellow students in an attempt to help each other.