We are Strath Union, your Students’ Union - the beating heart of activity for students on Strathclyde campus since 1964.
We run events year-round where you can let loose, let go, just throw a couple shapes and put your skills on show.
We provide free and confidential advice for students, covering academic support, wellbeing and more.
University is all about finding friends, finding community, and finding yourself.
We exist to represent all students at the University of Strathclyde. We make sure your voice is heard across the University and beyond.
Enhance your CV, develop skills, find a part-time job and get more involved with your local community.
The Union is a great place to meet friends, study, grab lunch or take a
break. Have a look and discover our variety of venues.
Food & Drink
Bag the latest Strath branded merch, get the latest student deals and
explore memberships available at the Union!
Setting up a Society is a great way to meet people, involve new students, gain skills and share something you have a passion for.
The benefits to running an affiliated Strath Union society include:
If the society you want to start involves playing sport and competitive sport, your society may be more suited to the Sports Union, which is a different application.
If you want to organise a ball, click this link or the 'Organising a Ball' icon at the bottom of this page (rather than filling out the new society form).
This will then be presented to the Societies Executive Committee (meetings take place fortnightly during term term)
Societies Executive Committee
You will be notified of affiliation once a decision has been reached
This is how your society will appear on our website.
We would recommend not including 'Strathclyde', 'Strath' or 'Strathclyde University' at the start of your name because this makes it harder for students to find your society on our website, as they are listed alphabetically.
If you have an acronym for your society that you frequently use, we would recommend including this alongside a more descriptive name, as students not involved with your society won't know what your acronym stands for. For example: 'Symphony Orchestra - SUSO'.
This is so that your committee member email addresses are not publically available. You can set up your own (eg. gmail) or request an @strath email address when you submit your affiliation.
These must not conflict with other Societies already affiliated or be in breach of Union policies, while also being specific and descriptive of what your society will do.
It's up to you if you want to charge a membership fee for your society. This can be a great way to raise funds for your society and it can encourage members to keep coming back if they have invested in some way.
There's no minimum or maximum fee that you can charge but think about how much students might be willing to pay for the activities/experiences/trips you're going to offer throughout the year. If students can't afford your membership fee, they can apply to the Participation Fund to get it covered.
All members will need to sign up to your society through your web page regardless of whether you charge a membership fee, so that their data is stored in line with GDPR. Any membership fees will go directly into your society bank account.
The options are:
Faith & Culture
Hobbies & Interests
Media, Arts & Music
Political & Activism
Every society needs to have a President and a Treasurer, and optionally you can have any additional committee members you think you'll need to run your society. All committee members must be current Strathclyde students ankd the President & Treasurer must be different people.
The structure of the committee and task allocation should be created and agreed by the Society. You can add additional committee members depending on your needs, e.g. a Social Media Co-ordinator if you are planning on maximising your online presence. However, the following is a recommendation of how a committee might be structured and tasks allocated:
Find out more
Please also be sure to follow the society policy.