State of the Unions


News team

Glasgow University is unique in having two separate student unions, the Queen Margaret Union and the Glasgow University Union, plus the Students’ Representative Council which represents students to the University.

Where does their money come from, and what do they do?

Where their money comes from

What they do with it

Students’ Representative Council (SRC)


4 paid full time sabbatical officers –
Vice President Media & Communications
Vice President Student Support
Vice President Learning & Development

4 College Convenors
4 Postgraduate Representatives
4 General Representatives
2 First Year Reps
1 PGT Convenor
8 Equality Officers
19 School Representatives

Who Actually Runs the Place

Bob Hay, Permanent Secretary


The Advice Centre
Minibus Shuttle Service
Secondhand Bookshop
Copy/Printing/Binding Services
Student Volunteer Support Service

Support for

120+ Clubs & Societies
Subcity Radio
Glasgow Guardian
Glasgow University Magazine

SRC Constitution (PDF)

SRC Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (PDF)

Glasgow University Union (GUU)

Board of Management

Honorary Secretary
Assistant Honorary Secretary
Convener of Debates
Convener of Games
Convener of Libraries
Convener of Entertainments
10 Present Student Members

Who Actually Runs the Place

Worryingly, students


9 Bars
The Hive
GUU Shop
Union Cafe
Free Condoms

GUU Constitution (PDF)

GUU Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (PDF)

Queen Margaret Union (QMU)

Board of Management

President – Paid full time sabbatical
Honorary Secretary
Honorary Assistant Secretary
Events Convenor
Publications Convenor
Social Convenor
Campaigns and Charities Convenor
12 Ordinary Board Members
2 Former Student Members

Who Actually Runs the Place

Mr Mac, General Manager


Food Factory
Lacuna Cafe
Coffee Shop
3 Bars
QM Shop
Free Condoms

QMU Constitution (PDF)

Edit at 20:04 on 10/02/2012: changed images for SRC & QMU to better sit alongside image for GUU.

Edit at 21:19 to add GUU Strategic Plan