Welcome to GUMSA
Assalamu Alaikum Wa RahmatAllahi Wa Barakatuhu,
Welcome to the Glasgow University Muslim Students Association. My name is Iona and I have the honour of being this year’s GUMSA President, Alhamdulillah. GUMSA holds a very special place at the University. Since its inception, 55 years ago, GUMSA has maintained its status as one of the most influential student societies in Glasgow and across Scotland. Our aim, as it always has been, is to improve Muslim student life on campus in all aspects.
As the voice for Islam on campus, it is our responsibility to ensure we fulfill the needs of Muslim students. Whether that be academic, social or spiritual, we serve as the bridge between the University and its large Muslim population. We do this through our dedicated, hard-working and open Executive Committee. This year our calendar will once again be full of events and initiatives to make your years here some of the best in your life.
As our community continues to grow, I would like to personally extend a warm welcome to our new students. To anyone hesitant to join, there is always someone or something to make you feel at home in GUMSA. Don’t be afraid to have fun! To our older members, I hope you will continue to mentor and guide those around you.
I look forward to meeting you all soon. By the will of Allah, may you benefit from our effort over this next year.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan,
Iona Polson (President 2023/24)