I am very proud to present Glasgow University Union’s (GUU) strategic plan for the next three years, beginning

in 2015 and running through to 2018. This plan has been put together after extensive stakeholder engagement

carried out in the closing months of 2014, and ranged from campus-wide surveys to group consultations. This

engagement allowed us to see exactly what our members, and also non-members, are expecting from GUU

and the purpose of this document is to outline how we will meet these expectations in the coming years to the

very best of our ability.


The last four years have seen some big changes to GUU and its services which have significantly impacted the

way GUU operates, most noticeably the demolition of the Extension Hive nightclub. This plan therefore not

only looks to the future, but also offers an insight into recent years and explains how these unexpected difficulties

have been overcome.


The constant hard work throughout this time from both the Board of Management and the staff have continued

to lead GUU in a positive and progressive direction, evident from the handful of awards won recently including

Club Mirror’s UK Student Union of the Year for three years running. GUU’s previous strategic plan is also

revisited to establish what has been achieved and what goals have been met throughout the 2011-2014 period.

Most importantly, this plan presents a realistic and concise vision of where we hope to see ourselves in three

years, clearly outlining what our intended outcomes are and how we intend to achieve these. We are not afraid

to be ambitious with these for we strive to make the student experience at Glasgow the best it can be as well as

to provide services which the University of Glasgow can be proud of.


With a brand new Extension opening in September 2015, GUU has some very bright and prosperous years

ahead with well-established foundations to build upon. We will continue to be key leaders in our respective

areas, whether it be debates, games, literature or entertainments, and will always hold the satisfaction of our

members and the students of the University of Glasgow as our top priority.


We hope this plan goes a long way to showing our dedication for improving and diversifying GUU’s operations

as well as presenting a strong and defined focus for the future.


Owen Martin

PRESIDENT 2014-2015

Strategic Plan 2015-18


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