Coronavirus (COVID-19) &FAQs

Guidance and support


Welcome to Strathclyde Students' Union! 

We are an independent members organistion led by a 6-person Student Executive team elected by students to represent you!

Campus Life

As a PGDE student you have a very busy year ahead but we hope you will be able to find the time to get involved with some of the activities the Union has to offer. We are the place to come for Societies, Sports, Volunteering, Representation within the University and of course your social life in our bars.

Welcome Events

We may not know what the academic year might have in store this year and we are unable to welcome you in person just yet but here at Strath Union we're here to help you make the best of it and hopefully provide you with some of the student experience you are looking for. 

We have organised an online dinner party with the Strath Union Student Executive on Wednesday 18th August at 7pm to help you meet and get to know other people on your course - we really hope you join us. We will start welcoming the majority of students back to campus in September and hope that you will continue to take part in our virtual and in person welcome events  during Freshers Week.  We will also be opening the dorrs to our brand new Students Union building in the heart of the campus - here is a sneek peek and we cannot wait to welcome you through the doors.

Clubs & Societies

Clubs & Societies are a great way to meet new people at university and there a few that are particularly relevant to PGDE students:

These are just a few of the many varied societies we have at the Union (we promise there's something for everyone!) - take a look and get involved.

Advice Hub

Life at University is not always easy and fun but we our advisers are here to help you with any personal, financial, housing or academic issues that you may have. The Advice Hub can also signpost you to University and external support services where appropriate. No question is too big or too small!

As well as the Advice Hub, the University offers lots of resources to help you out throughout your course as well. We've mentioned a few of the key ones below:


Disability and Wellbeing

All the support and advice you need with matters related to disability, wellbeing, mental health, physical health, with a variety of support on offers from online resources to 1 to 1 counselling to group seminars.

Education Resources Centre

Normally based on Level 5 of the Library,  the centre has all the resources you need to plan and practice your lessons before you take them into schools.

International Student Support Team

Support for international students, particularly on matters related to immigration and visas.

Library/IS Helpdesk

The Information Services helpdesk can help with everything from questions about the library and where to find what you need to how to get your laptop hooked up to the Uni wifi!

Funding and Financial Support Team

Advice and support on accessing funds such as Discretionary Fund, Emergency Aid, and bursaries and scholarships.

Study Skills

Practical advice and support (including tons of great online resources) to help enhance your studying, including critical analysis, essay planning, and assessment and feedback.


Teaching Unions

Becoming a member of a trade union who specialises in representing teachers and student teachers is one of the most important first steps you can make as you start your course and your teaching career.  The links below will take you to the indivdual teaching Union websites where you can start the registration process.

Although our brand new Union building is not open right now and we know that there's parts of your student experience that are going to be different this year as you go into your placements, we want you to remember we are here for you, we are your Union and  one day soon we will open the Union doors and welcome you in person.

In the meantime, get involved and Be Part Of It!