unions



Cough up: Glasgow unions lowest funded of all non-collegiate Russell Group universities

30th January 2022

Kings College London provide £266 per student to their student union, whilst figures show Glasgow University provided £53 per student in 2020/21, despite a £45.7m profit made the previous academic year. Information gathered by The Glasgow Guardian, via a series of Freedom of Information Requests (FOIs), shows that out of all the Russell Group universities, ...


Spiking: it’s an epidemic

9th November 2021

CW: Spiking In 2015, I was spiked at a club in Glasgow. It was my friend’s 18th birthday. I had ordered drinks from the bar and I used my card to pay, about a foot away from where our drinks were sitting. I walked to the dancefloor, initially not yet feeling terribly drunk. This changed ...


Unions cancel club nights in support of Girls Night In

23rd October 2021

Both QMU and GUU have cancelled their club nights next week in support of the Girls Night in campaign. Following the Girls Night In campaign to boycott clubs this coming Thursday both Unions have opted to cancel their club nights. The boycott comes after an increase in the number of spikings reported in clubs across ...


SRC release joint statement with unions following reports of spiking around Glasgow

21st October 2021

CW: gender-based violence Together, the SRC, GUU, QMU and GUSA urge students to “step up” following disturbing accounts of gender-based violence. Yesterday evening, the SRC circulated a statement on both email and their social media platforms after the increasing number of reports of harassment and spiking. Written jointly with the unions – Glasgow University Union ...


Rift between unions and the SRC causes freshers’ week friction

20th September 2021

Funding, union access, and the lack of night buses have fed into the alleged hostility. Tensions between the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Glasgow’s student unions – the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) – reportedly came to a head for the start of Glasgow’s freshers’ week celebrations, with hostility also being ...


Unions join forces for freshers’ week

13th September 2021

For the first time in Glasgow University history, Glasgow University Union and Queen Margaret Union have united to provide a unique freshers’ experience Historically both unions host separate freshers’ weeks, but this year, Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) have linked their freshers’ week plans. With a variety of daytime events freely ...