Our Campaigns & Charities committee run several campaigns to make our student members' lives easier, and help the wider world.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the QM runs a Free Condom service out of the Union's cloakroom, just past the stairs on the ground floor. Despite the name, you can get all kinds of contraception here, and you'll be charged for abosolutely none of it. Also available is information on where to go for sexual health checkups and advice.
Every November, the QMU throws away the shaver and takes part in Movember. All the money we raise during our Movember events gets given to men's health charities that fund research and awareness programs for men's health issues such as prostate cancer. You are free - and encouraged - to join and sponsor our team over at uk.movember.com/mospace/1368074/
Each semester a charity is elected by the committee to be the target of all fundraising efforts in the Union, like the money raised by selling glowsticks and the like at our clubnights. Pop over here to find out more about this semester's charity.
Additionally, if you would like to hold a charity event in the QMU, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do.
Gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum are known as 'conflict minerals' and are found in the electronic products we use every day, such as computers, mobile phones, and MP3 players. These minerals are now known as ‘conflict minerals’ because they are extracted from mines controlled by armed groups who use violence and mass rape to control local populations in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Supported by the QMU, Glasgow University Amnesty International has joined Raise Hope for Congo’s Conflict-Free Campus Initiative (CFCI), a global movement of students campaigning for the end of the conflict mineral trade in the Congo. By encouraging our university to adopt an ethical policy that will pressure electronics companies to responsibly invest in Congo's minerals sector, we are voicing the University of Glasgow’s collective demand for certified ‘conflict-free’ electronics.
Petition to the Principal:
'The Union is against the concept of a single students' representative body or "Students' Association".
In the event of a specific proposal of a Students' Association ebing presented by the University, an extraordinary meeting of the Board of Management shall be called for the first available date. The meeting shall form a working committee on the subject, if deemed necessary.
The Union will oppose any referendum brought on the topic of a Students' Association.'
- Queen Margaret Union Constitution, Byelaws & Policy. Policy II. H.
'The Union shall be against the University of Glasgow SRC joining the NUS.
The Union should actively campaign against the SRC joining the NUS, with funds being allocated at the discretion of the Finance Committee.'
- Queen Margaret Union Constitution, Byelaws & Policy. Policy II. G.
The Union follows a strict recycling policy that means that a bin for paper, cans and plastic bottles is put in every board area, and throughout the second floor (where the food is).