Hello and welcome to the Glasgow University Union!
Sat at the foot of University Avenue we are proud to be the hub for the student social life on Campus! With four amazing committees, and a board full of dedicated students, we are all here to make your time at University as memorable and fun as possible.
Having sat on the board of management now in three positions; as a PSM, Honorary Secretary, and now President, I’ve seen first hand all the union has to offer. From challenging your intellect and wit in our Parliamentary debates, or writing for our magazine, G-YOU, there are plenty of activities to compliment your courses while at Uni. Alternatively, we have many activities throughout the year that you can come and unwind at, be it our open mics on a Friday, Quiz on a Monday or by getting involved with D*** F***** committee and painting away your study stress throughout the week.
On the flip side, if you just want to fully let your hair down we are the only place to be. We house the notorious Beer Bar, which offers a truly unique social experience. Or if going out for a wee boogie is more your scene, then we have the two biggest club nights on campus. HIVE on a Thursday, and SWITCH on a Saturday. These serve as a student go to for class tunes and pints of fun; and with three rooms and the beer bar juke box you can have your pick of the music you want to dance the night away to! On top of that, with Board Members being trained to deal with near anything a club night can throw at them, we seek to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for all.
If you start to feel as much a home in the Union as I have by the end of your Freshers’ Week, then you should consider applying to join a committee or run for board, so you too can help maintain it’s wonderful atmosphere for future students. Union membership doesn’t just allow you to access all of this, but it also brings you into a 133-year-old family, a group of friends that will be there for you.
Look forward to seeing you soon, and remember: We Have More Fun.
-Ailsa Jones President 2018-19