Records of the Students' Association of the University of Strathclyde

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes and papers of the Association; Constitutions and Bye-laws; Submissions to University Grants Committee and Scottish Parliamentary Labour Group; Financial records; Correspondence; Students' Union; Elections of office-bearers; Handbooks and diaries; Newsletters and other publications

Administrative / Biographical History

The Students' Association of the University of Strathclyde was formed in 1964 with the amalgamation of the Students' Association of the Royal College of Science and Technology with the Students' Representative Council of the Scottish College of Commerce. The purpose of the Association is to promote the general interests of the students, be the recognised channel of communication between the students, University authorities and other organisations, and run the Union building in John Street as a Club for its members. The Association has representation on University Court, Senate, University Management and other Committees. Student office-bearers are elected annually by the student body. In addition to this formal representation of the students' interests, the Association organises student activities and social events, encourages student societies and debates, and publishes the student newspaper, 'The Strathclyde Telegraph'.

Conditions Governing Access

Mainly open, however access to certain records such as staff appointments is restricted, in order to protect the privacy of living individuals

Other Finding Aids

Typed list to item level

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note:Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions:Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)

Date of descriptions:August 2007

Related Material

GB 249 OJD Student magazines and other publications

More recent records are held by the Students' Association