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.
We've been leading the way in developing projects, campaigns, and student societies to better support students.
Widening Access & Inclusion
Bag the latest branded merch, zero-waste products and student discounts.
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How we use and protect your data.
We're a membership organisation which means at our heart is our students and the information process to make your University experience incredible. We also employ staff, work with suppliers and have customers for our commercial services so the information on this page is for those people too.
The way we manage and process your data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which, as of 25th May 2018, replaces all data protection legislation in EU member states (including the UK's Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)) without the need for further national legislation. These web pages aim to explain how we manage your information inline with GDPR and what this means for you. We've been really open and transparent on these pages to help you be fully informed and understand your rights - you can see: how we access your data; how we assess our processing activities; how we gain consent and how you can change your preferences; the training any data processors go through; who else processes data about you; and our policies for processing data.
Student Data Privacy Statement
Employee Privacy Statement
Supplier Data Privacy Notice
Consumer Data Privacy Notice
In each of the privacy statements set out above we outline how you can enact your rights. It's important you understand your data rights and we recommend you visit the ICO Website for more information.
Contract - As student or staff you will likely have a contract with us when you use our services which allows us to facilitate our obligations to you.
Consent - We may ask you to consent to us processing your data for direct marketing purposes.
Legal - We are obliged by various laws including the Education Act, Contracts Act and employment law to process certain data.
Legitimate Interest - We carefully balance your rights when we think there is a legitimate interest in us processing data to support you.
Strath Union carefully curates marketing and communications that might be relevant to you. Sometimes we need to send essential information where we believe there is a legitimate interest in you receiving this.
We always provide a way to opt out in our communications without affecting your membership and we will never sell your data to third parties.
To help us deliver our charitable services we use external service providers who have limited access to your data and these are carefully managed by contracts and high levels of security standards.
Below we have outlined some of those who may process your data and where possible linked to their security information:
When you use our Advice Service we want you to be assured of our confidentiality. Read about our Confidentiality Policy and Privacy Notice.
We have a handbook to guide the processing practices of those who handle personal data.
Data Protection Handbook
You are entitled to make requests concerning your data, you will find all the forms needed to do this here.
Control your Data