The University of Strathclyde Sports Union was founded in 1921 as the Royal Technical College Athletic Club. Over the years there have been numerous changes to the name and structure, but we officially became part of the Students’ Association in 1989 when the merger of the two bodies created our current structure.

Student Sport

The most important factor of the Sports Union is that it is run by students for students. Through a system of democratic committees each member has a voice as to how decisions are made. The Sports President is elected each year from the student body for a one year full time (paid) position and is assisted by the Sports Executive, made up of 12 elected student volunteers covering a range of positions.

The group is made up of 12 students that, aside from the Sports President, are democratically elected at the Annual General Meeting held in March for the following years period of office. The role of the ‘Sports Exec’ is to:

  • Represent all students participating in Strathclyde Sports Union clubs and activities.
  • Assist and enhance the promotion, development and organisation of Sports Union activities, events and initiative.

Meet the Sports Executive for 2017-18!


The Sports Union work closely with several individuals and departments within the University, such as the Centre for Sport and Recreation (CSR), to ensure the best experience and facilities for our members. Externally, we are members of and have representation within Scottish Student Sport (SSS) and British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) securing competitive opportunities and representation at all levels.


The Sports Union is supported by three full-time members of staff, working closely on a day to day basis with the annually elected Sports President and Executive Committee.

Meet your staff team!


View the latest job and volunteering openings with the Sports Union and our member clubs.

Policies & Procedures

Click on the links below to view USSU policies and procedures. For a copy of the USSU Constitution, please contact the Sports President on ussa.vpsw@strath.ac.uk.

Key Information
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