University Of Glasgow Queen Margaret Union

By | 6th June 2017

University Of Glasgow Queen Margaret Union

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The Queen Margaret Union was founded in 1890 by women, for women. The Union started in the basement of what was the Queen Margaret College as a social club for the women who studied there. For a number of years the membership’s main activities included drinking tea and eating strawberries while discussing their education.

Following the equality revolution heralded by The Great War’s reliance on women at home, the Queen Margaret College was merged with the University of Glasgow. Female students began to mix with their male counterparts and the Union’s range of activities expanded – dances became popular and the Union’s reputation began to grow across campus. After several changes in venue, the Union moved to the John MacIntyre Building, the former home of Glasgow University Union, then known as the Men’s Union. Debating became an increasingly prominent activity and many Union members were highly regarded by the University debating circuit.

University Of Glasgow Queen Margaret Union

As the Second World War began and the majority of male scholars went to fight, women became the dominant force on campus. In the true spirit of the Queen Margaret Union they kept the Union running throughout. Dances and debates were more important than ever before – offering a chance to discuss key issues and providing a relief from the stresses of the tense wartime atmosphere. The 1950s brought about another change on campus due to the huge numbers of men returning to finish their studies – an increase in diversity on campus gave the Union a more prominent role and strengthened the relationship between the Union and its members

University Of Glasgow Queen Margaret Union

The Queen Margaret Union – Who are we

We are – in short – one of the two students unions which represent students of the University of Glasgow. We are located in the West End of Glasgow (22 University Gardents to be precise!), and not only host a wide variety of events every week from pub quizzes to massive gigs, but have a wonderful coffee shop, bistro and canteen, and two bars independent of our main venue. We are your glasgow-based student hub. We are the QMUnion.

ABOUT US

We are – in short – one of the two students unions which represent students of the University of Glasgow. We are located in the West End of Glasgow (22 University Gardents to be precise!), and not only host a wide variety of events every week from pub quizzes to massive gigs, but have a wonderful coffee shop, bistro and canteen, and two bars independent of our main venue. We are your glasgow-based student hub. We are the QMUnion.

Check out the link below to find out more about our Bar and Catering Facilities that will keep you in good times and food during your time at Glasgow University!

University Of Glasgow Queen Margaret Union

The Queen Margaret Union – Who are we?

Becoming a member of the Queen Margaret Union is free, and can be done any time during the day from the 18th September, from the reception desk at the QMUnion. Your membership lasts for one academic year.

Membership of the QM is membership of a huge, daft, diverse, hard-working community where anyone is welcome. It is singing the last chorus of the last song long after the bar has closed. It is turning up to the quiz every Wednesday and finding friends with tastes as varied and weird as you. Membership is having a home away from home.

We’ve tried to summarise everything you get from being a QM member below….

Entry

As a members club, to enter the QMU after 6pm, you must be either:

(a) a Glasgow University Student 

(b) a member of another university (ANY university) or

(c) Signed-in at the door by either a member of the QMU/GUU or a member of another university.

So obviously – if you’re a Glasgow University student, it makes sense to become a member of one of the Unions because you can get in, without having to find a mate who is a member to sign you in, but also it makes sense to become a member of the QMU specifically because….

Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QN

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