University of Strathclyde Students' Association
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|Motto||On Target For You|
|Institution||University of Strathclyde|
|Location||Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Other sabbatical officers||
James Ferns (Vice President Education)
Claire Sally (Vice President Activities and Development)
Roza Salih (Vice President Diversity and Advocacy)Mairi MacVicar (Vice President Sports and Wellbeing)
|Members||c. 22,000 total|
|Affiliations||National Union of Students|
Founded in 1964, the University of Strathclyde Students' Association is the representative body for students of the University of Strathclyde. It is run by the students through an Executive Committee and Policy Forums. It was formed when the Students' Associations of the Royal College of Science and Technology and of the Scottish College of Commerce amalgamated. In 1989 it merged with the University of Strathclyde Sports Union.
The current Student's Union building is located on the western side of the John Anderson Campus, adjoining onto the Royal College, James Weir, and Thomas Graham buildings. It was originally opened in 1959, and extended in 1976. Its address is 90 John Street, G1 1JH. The Association contains 10 floors, 8 of which hold student areas and 2 back office staff areas. 
- 1 Governance
- 2 Building Layout
- 3 Fresher's week
- 4 Mature Student's Association
- 5 Clubs and societies
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The day-to-day running of the building is done by the Executive Committee who also serve on the trustee board alongside student volunteers elected by a cross-campus ballot.
There are five Sabbatical Officers:
- President: Gary Paterson
- Vice President Diversity & Advocacy: Roza Salih
- Vice President Activities & Development: Claire Sally
- Vice President Education: James Ferns
- Vice President Sports & Wellbeing: Mairi MacVicar
The main policy making bodies of the Association are the Policy Forums, open to all students the forums meet frequently throughout the year passing policy through to the Policy Council of elected representatives which meets to discuss proposed policy.
Student Reps represent their fellow class colleagues to communicate issues, concerns, and opinions of students to University staff and vice versa. They have a positive role to play in enabling communication, feedback, and constructive change. Student Representatives play a vital role in helping the lecturers, departments, faculties, and the University as a whole to identify issues (positive and negative) of the student learning experience. Effective management of these issues in partnership with the students can assist in strengthening National Student Survey results. Reps can be useful in finding out how new initiatives are being received and the general opinion of their cohort on a wide range of topics. They can also can help facilitate staff communication to students. There are a variety of different mechanisms that class reps can utilise to represent the views of their class to staff from informal chats to minuted Staff-Student Liaison Committees. They are also charged with reporting the responses back to their classmates.
|Floor 1||Reception and cloakroom:
|Floor 2||Barony Bar:
|Floor 3||The Yard:
|Floor 4||The Scene:
|Floor 5||The Lounge:
|Floor 6||The Andrew Hamnett Debates Chamber
Liberation Groups room:
Starbucks @ Priory:
|Floor 7||Student Engagement Zone:
|Floor 9||Central Services, Communications and Finance:
|Floor 10||Board Room:
Held annually at the union where all Strathclyde university students can attend. The 2012 Freshers Week was held from the 15–23 September with all floors of the union being occupied for these events throughout the week. Some well-known bands and acts often appear at Strathclyde’s Freshers week such as "The Human Regurgitator" Stevie Starr who appeared on Britain’s got talent as well as previous The X-Factor (UK) winner Leon Jackson. There are many stands in and around the union which University’s clubs and societies have set up to give a brief introduction of what the society or club is. As well as stands there are small outdoor carnivals such as ‘Carnival of The Bizarre’ where a group of people perform strange acts. 
Mature Student's Association
Mature students (someone who is 21 years of age or older at the start of their course) represent almost 20% of the Strathclyde student population, including undergraduate, postgraduate and international students. Strathclyde’s Student Union also has a successful Mature Students Association, located on Level 2 of the Livingstone Tower. Facilities include; Common room, tea/coffee, microwave, toaster, fridges, tuck shop; desktop computers, printer, photocopier; quiet study room, lockers. The main aims of the Mature Student Association (MSA) are to provide all mature students with a support network of both friends and fellow students as well as somewhere to study and relax. The MSA is run by Convenor/s and/or committee who are elected yearly by the membership and liaise with the University and the USSA President on behalf of their members.
Clubs and societies
There are over 100 clubs and societies available for students to choose from, each designed to suit the hobbies, courses, beliefs or other interests that students have. If a student finds that there is nothing available that suits their interests they can get together with 10 interested members and start a new club/society by completing an application form. Below are listed some of the most popular clubs(all information provided below is accurate at the time of writing, 11/11/14, and may be subject to change at any given time without notice).
The Strath Photo Club
Strathclyde International Society
Strathclyde University Dance Society(SUDS)
The Art of Living Strathclyde Society(YOGA)
Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living Foundation is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organisation operates globally in 155 countries. Being Inspired so much by taking a Youth Empowerment Seminar in Germany, The European centre for theThe Art of Living, this society was created.
LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans)
The LGBT Society runs different events throughout the year including social events, film screenings, political campaigns and trips to local LGBT friendly venues. Events are also organised specifically to coincide with the LGBT History Month.
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- Strathclyde University Freshers week '12 Date Retrieved:12/11/2012
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- The Strath Photo Club facebook profile, Date Retrieved:11/11/14
- Art of living page on Strathclyde students union website, Date Retrieved 11/11/14
- LGBT page on Strathclyde students union website, Date Retrieved 11/111/14