Queen Margaret Union



QMU election results

4th March 2021

Queen Margaret Union’s election closed in a hotly contested presidential race which saw Susanna Zarli being elected. There was only one other contested election, that being for tech convenor, which was won by Ashliegh Reece. There were no disqualifications or reported irregularities and no position was reopened for nominations. The results were as follows: Current ...


GUU Hustings Coverage 2021

4th March 2021

GUU Elections are on Thursday 4th March from 9am to 7pm. Here’s what went down at their hustings.  The Glasgow University Union Elections are today. They ran their hustings on Facebook Live, with candidates summarising their manifestos and answering questions last night. There is only one contested election, which is the libraries convenor race.  Executive ...


Manifesto Analysis- Josh Hay for QMU President

3rd March 2021

Jordan Hunter analyses Josh Hay’s manifesto for QMU President following their interview. Josh Hay has been running an interesting campaign to say the least. Between his video full of cinematic references and his endorsement from his dog his campaign has the energy that he’s  known for throughout the union. His manifesto brings interesting ideas to ...


Manifesto analysis- Susanna Zarli for QMU president

3rd March 2021

Jordan Hunter analyses Susanna Zarli’s manifesto for QMU president following their interview. Susanna is a well experienced candidate coming off her tenure as publication’s convenor and running Qmunicate. Her manifesto mostly relies on creating a creative space and promoting the union’s activism in broader social issues. While she is clear on her aims with the ...


QMU hosts its first online general meeting

31st October 2020

The battle of QMU constitutional amendments have seemingly come to an end with the expected amendment vote taken off the agenda.  QMU hosted its first online Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30 October. It was first scheduled for April, but had to be pushed back due to Covid-19. Originally slated as the showdown for contested ...


Queen Margaret Union by-elections – manifesto reviews and analysis

14th October 2020

The QMU are electing current and first year student representatives. It’s election season at the University of Glasgow once again. On Thursday 15 October, all registered members of the QMU will have the opportunity to vote for first year and current student representatives. Both positions open to first year students are uncontested.  Current Student Representative ...


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...