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.