Welcome to Strathclyde 2021!

We are bold, we are friends, we are students: Be part of it!


Welcome to Strathclyde, welcome to Glasgow, welcome to Scotland. We’re glad you’re here!
For those who are returning to Strath, we say Welcome Back!

New year, new me? Let’s hope 2021 will be a contrast to 2020 and we can all be in a building at the same time… However! It’s not all doom and gloom, this is a new start after all.

Welcome. We are your Students’ Union, the hub for your clubs and societies, advice on academic and financial matters, making sure your voice is heard through representation and social space for you and your pals. There are of course more elements to what we do, but you’d be here all day reading this if we were to mention them all. Just have a quick scan through our website and find your people! 

So! The first week in January would normally see a range of club and society sessions, 'getting to know you' moments, and of course, responsible social activities… why should this year be any different? We are working on a programme starting on the 18th of January, where you can meet our Clubs & Societies at our Students' Union Market Place, find out what we do and make new friends! All of these activities will be digital and this page will be updated with how that programme will look.

Hope you had an awesome break and welcome to the New Year!



We are the Strathclyde Students' Union.  So what does that mean?  What do we do? Let us explain:

We are fun
We have over 206 Clubs & Societies which means that there's something for absolutely everyone!  Make new pals with similar interests and grow your Strath social circle.   

We are Strathletes
Into Sports?  Head over to the Sports Union section of our website and get more information about the vast array of clubs we have on offer.  

We are the voice
Have a problem in class?  Academic issues?  Strathclyde Union is the home for all of your Student Representatives. We want to make sure that your issues are heard and taken seriously. Speak to your Rep and get that conversation going. You’re not alone.  Feel you have something to say? Become a Rep!

We are leaders
Your Student Executive team are elected members of the student body, who work full time on key issues to make your lives better! Working with the University, they are a direct line of contact for change at a higher level. Want to know more? Drop them a line.

We are opportunities
We want you to be the best you can be! Providing additional training, CV tips and tricks, volunteer positions and of course living-wage-approved employment opportunities!  

We are here for you
Look… everyone struggles sometimes and that’s totally fine! Need a hand with some academic work? Rent or financial issues? Just need some life advice? Feel free to contact the fabulous team at your Advice Hub. Happy to help, knowledgeable and just awesome.

We are a community
We have our doors (metaphorically at the moment) open to all students! There are specific associations for Mature and Postgraduate students, so you have support on your return to higher education.   

We are living the #Strathlife
We have recently launched our student-led news section, Strath Life. We want your stories, your thoughts and all things Strath Life! Also featured are a variety of Deals and Discounts so you can save some money and a brand new student Survey section!  #Studentlyf

We are nights out (and in!) 
Ah the Union… For those who don’t know anything else about us, one thing you certainly know is the immortal phrase; “Fancy the Union for a pint?”  We miss it, you miss it and hopefully, we can get things back to normal soon. Just so you know, The Union is a suitable venue for all kinds of events and activities, from lunch in our cafes to a drink after work. Poolhall, large spaces for gigs and clubs and loads of other places to socialise or study.

As always, we'll release our plans as soon as we can - so keep an eye on our social media channels for the latest information. If you don't follow us already, then make sure you use the links below...



We hope you're excited to join us / come back to Strathclyde and remember, we're here with you every step of the way. If you have any questions, feel free to DM us, or send us an email to strathunion.info@strath.ac.uk

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What's On

Language Café Meeting
19th January
Online Meeting
Social | Clubs/Societies | Welcome
Welcome Speed Meeting
20th January
It's time to meet your fellow students!
Social | Freshers | Welcome
Strath Union General Meeting
20th January
Online Meeting
Sports Union Bingo
20th January
A fun night of Bingo brought to you by DJ Kwaku and the Sports Union
Sports | Social | Welcome
Drop In with VP Welfare
21st January
Come along to a Drop In session with your VP Welfare, an opportunity to ask questions, share any issues you may be having, and if need be find out where to go next.
Welcome Back - Online Yoga class
21st January
Meet other people and relax at this free online yoga class
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Students' Union Market Place

18 January 2021 10:00


  • What is our Students' Union Market Place?

    Our Students' Union Market Place will allow you to check out the Clubs and Societies we have at Strathclyde, virtually meet your Student Exec, join in on the best competitions and take home some incredible deals and discounts.

    Click Here


  • Run by the University of Strathclyde Students' Union, or more commonly known as The Union, Welcome Back is your platform to help you launch into University life. You'll already have an idea what student life is all about, but by the end of Welcome Back – you'll know. The experience will stay with you for life!

  • Due to the nature of Covid–19 and the anxiety surrounding this, we are opting for a predominantly online delivery of this Welcome Back to our new students! We’ll have loads of events from our Students' Union Market Place, speed meetings, club nights, and virtual campus tours. This is a chance to find out about clubs, societies and sports you may want to take part in throughout your year! Don't miss out! For the latest updates Like our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Join the Welcome Group on Facebook.


  • Currently, the Union Building is closed until further notice. We will update all students once we reopen, so please keep an eye out on our website, social channels and emails.

  • We will be using the service Zoom for our online events. When you have registered your interest for an event, you will be emailed a link. Upon clicking the link, this will take you onto Zoom and into a waiting room. The event host will then let you in. Still feeling a bit anxious? Check out our Zoom safetyGuide.

  • The University has pledged,in the interest of the entire student body,to create a secure and safe campus environment and obviously the Student Union will follow these guidelines. This includes:appropriate social distancing, facemasks and ongoing support. For more information about Campus Life, please check the University of Strathclyde websitehere.

  • Depending on the event. Union events during the day will generally be free! If we are able to open the building for evening events then there may be a charge for entry to the building in the evening.

  • To login to the Union's website and sign up to events, you must firstly register and update your data preferences with the University. This can be doneHere.

  • The Welcome Team is a group of volunteers who can help answer any questions you may have during Freshers. The Welcome Team will generally be hosts for the events during the day and for our Students' Union Market Place.

  • We are the ONLY OFFICIAL providers of tickets for Strath Union Events. Don’t buy tickets unless you are sure you know what you are getting for your money! Some Societies may use other Ticket providers so always check with the Club or Society contact. If you are in any doubt, ask us on Social Media, an official Welcome Team member/member of Union Staff from or the University of Strathclyde.

  • If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can get, you can get in touch via strathunion.info@strath.ac.uk

Contact us

You can find most answers regarding our Strathclyde Welcome Back in our FAQs section.

If you can't find what you are looking for, you can get in touch via strathunion.info@strath.ac.uk

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Strathclyde Students' Union, 90 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JH