Queen Margaret Union



Freshers’ Week 2020 unveiled with Covid-19 restrictions

14th August 2020

  University of Glasgow announces Freshers’ Week 2020 plans, adhering to Covid-19 restrictions with a mix of on-campus and online events The Freshers’ Week lineup was announced on 13 August, with both online and in-person events adhering to social distancing regulation still in place due to Covid-19. This year will also not require a Freshers’ ...


QMU failing, according to QMU

28th July 2019

Bethany Woodhead Editor-in-Chief “Failing” and “in decline”; QMU releases damning internal report The Queen Margaret Union’s own strategic report has shown that less than half of University of Glasgow students have a positive perception of the union, and that it has been in financial decline for five consecutive years.  The strategic plan, released this month ...


QMU Joins Shelter Scotland’s Campaign to End Homelessness

1st November 2017

Zara Ali Writer Shelter Scotland launched its Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign one year ago, and many high profile organisations, such as Homeless Action Scotland (HAS) and the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers have signed up to show their support. Among these, the University of Glasgow’s own Queen Margaret Union has also signed ...


QMU Autumn By-Election Results Announced

12th October 2017

                               Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Finlay McWalter Jasmine Urquhart Writer The results of the Queen Margaret Union’s autumn by-election were announced earlier this evening at Café Twenty2, after voting closed at 5pm. The three seats available for the position of Current Student Representati...


QMU Election Results Announced

3rd March 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) election results were announced just after 10pm last night. President: Priya Khindria Vice-President (Membership, Clubs & Societies): Una Marie Darragh Vice-President (Board of Management): Mata Durkin Campaigns & Charities Convenor: Emily Rose Events Convenor: Cameron Logan Publications Convenor: Clare Patterson Social Convenor: M...


As it happened: QMU President’s Debate

28th February 2017

Welcome to the complete Glasgow Guardian live blog for the QMU President’s Debate! The debates were a chance to discuss the candidates’ manifestos and ask questions. You can read and watch all our interviews and analysis for the QMU here. ...


Interview and analysis: Anya Owen – QMU Presidential Candidate

28th February 2017

Wallis Spence and Kate Snowdon Deputy News Editor and Editor Anya Owen has “always done everything with the highest level of enthusiasm and dedication” and intends to bring this attitude to the position of President of the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). However, her experience does not even slightly prepare her for dealing with an organisation ...


Interview and analysis: Peter Dobbins – QMU Presidential Candidate

28th February 2017

Andrew McIntyre and Kate Snowdon Editors Dobbins’ campaign hinges completely upon his sole idea to convert one of the third floor committee rooms into a fully functioning recording studio for students to use freely and to further Dobbins’ own society/record label, Uog Records. Leaving aside the expense, time and labour required to first establish a ...


Interview and analysis: Nour El Issa – QMU Presidential Candidate

28th February 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor   The Queen Margaret Union is in a rocky place, interest and engagement appear to be at an all time low and its continued existence does not seem to be guaranteed, with reports that it could face closure in the next three years. Nour El-Issa believes it is time for a ...


Interview analysis: Megan Davies – QMU Presidential Candidate

28th February 2017

Andrew McIntyre Editor Davies’s prior experience on the Queen Margaret Union (QMU) Board of Management as Campaigns & Charities Convenor has certainly made her aware of the union’s inner-workings and the problems it faces and her campaign reflects this knowledge. While Davies’s manifesto is light on the details, it is clear that these are not ...