Some of our Awards
Creative Act of Good 2018 - FOSIS
Political Engagement Aware 2016 -
FOSIS ISOC of the Year 2016 - FOSIS
Most Academic Society 2015 - FOSIS
Best Event 2015 - Glasgow University
Most Charitable Society 2014 -
Glasgow University Best Social Events 2014 - FOSIS
Is-Salaam-Alaikum, Peace be upon you on behalf of GUMSA - Glasgow University Muslim Students Association. Welcome to the Glasgow University and congratulations on securing a place at this world class institution!
As you embark on this exciting journey, GUMSA hopes to support you every step of the way; whether that be spiritually, academically or through friendship. Our society welcomes students of all walks of life to become a part of the GUMSA family and encourages students to make the most of their university experience.
GUMSA has an incredibly busy calendar, so we will always have something for you to do. We host plenty of events throughout the year, including socials; Islamic events; charity events; interfaith events and revision sessions to help you settle into this new chapter of your life.
My advice is to not be afraid of getting involved as it will be the best decision you will ever make. You will make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. At GUMSA, there is a place for everyone.
We look forward to meeting you!
Azam Ghaffar - President 2019/2020
Welcome to GUMSA
In 1968 a student called Aslam Ibrahim initiated the Glasgow University Muslim Students Association with aims to unify and activate the Muslims on campus. His aims were simple – to create a voice for Muslim students to be able to fully practise their religion at Glasgow University.
Since GUMSA’s inception, we have striven to fulfil these aims as well as create new ones in which we foster links with the university and other student bodies to work together for the community in Glasgow - and insha'Allah we hope to uphold these values.
Have you ever wanted to be more in GUMSA ? Whether you’re in first year or proposing your PhD thesis, there’s no age requirement to become a committee member. Now’s your chance!
There are many volunteering positions in GUMSA as we have a very busy calendar of fun and exciting events. Volunteering positions include designers, charity fundraisers, writers, and event organisers. Contact us to get involved via social media, email or talk to the executive committee.
Our executive committee is a team full of senior positions that ensure accountability and leadership to how GUMSA is managed every academic year. Their priority is to ensure the spiritual and social needs of Muslim students on campus are met. These members change every year through a vote at our annual general meeting by GUMSA members just before summer exams.
Anyone can be in the executive committee – what it requires is a manifesto containing any relevant experience and ideas.
Don’t blend in the background during university, get involved and develop your character. There’s bound to be a role perfect for you!
2019/2019 Executive Committee:
President: Azam Ghaffar
Vice President Brother: Mubeen Zafar
Vice President Sister: Janna Butt
Treasurer: Daanish Zaidi
General Secretary: Nora Benhach
Bros’ Social Convenor: Hamza Riaz
Sisters’ Social Convenor: Anika Sadia Chowdhury
Marketing & PR Officer: Mehnaz Naveed
Education & Development Officer: Rumaisa Zubairi
Here at GUMSA we believe in integrating with the wider Community to allow our organisation to grow and develop. One of the ways that GUMSA can remain active as a financially viable entity is through our sponsors who allow us to carry out our activities to the high standard that we are, Alhamdullilah, able to. Click on our sponsors to find out more about them and what they do. If you would like to support GUMSA you are welcome to click the donate button below.
An online halal supermarket in Glasgow which ensures good value for money. Only the best quality meat is sourced and is cut and prepared to order. Over 1500 products are available. Delivery is free on all orders over £25.
251 Albert Drive, G41 2RN, 0141 423 8880
A household name amongst Glaswegians, Village Curry House has fed the city with the finest halal desi cuisine available in Scotland. Make a visit to receive an unforgettable experience, and you can also utilise the GUMSA Discount Card there too!
129 Nelson St, Glasgow G5 8DZ
0141 429 4610
The newest steakhouse restaurant in Glasgow, Buffalo Grill has already received rave reviews from their customers. Perfect for anyone craving a tasty, halal, and filling meal of the highest calibre, as well as a discounted meal if you are a GUMSA Discount Card holder!
515 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G3 7PQ
0141 221 5454
GUMSA is one of 200+ Student Representative Council (SRC) affiliated societies at the University of Glasgow. By being partnered and registered with the SRC we are able to participate at Freshers’ Fair, organise events within campus buildings (including Friday prayer) and receive grants, Alhamdulillah. We thank them for supporting us.
We also work with the Muslim associations of Strathclyde and Caledonian University for talks and collaborative events. In addition, we work with the Jewish, Christian societies and other societies at University for guest speakers and for our Interfaith Dinners. Again, we thank them for supporting us. Allah Kareem.