Some of our Awards
Most Outstanding Sister 2019
Janna - FOSIS
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 -
Best Social Events 2014 - FOSIS
As-salamu ʿalaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh,
My name is Daanish, and welcome to GUMSA, the ISOC which strives to improve Muslim life on campus in all aspects, socially, academically, and spiritually getting closer to Allah SWT.
Hundreds of alumni and current students can attest to the fact that GUMSA has been nothing but beneficial to them. You can make lifelong friendships, pick up invaluable skills, learn more about Islam, participate in charitable causes, and have fun whilst doing all of this!
Our committee works hard all year round to make sure there’s something for everyone to participate in, hence why our calendar always looks stacked!
To anyone hesitant about becoming a GUMSA member, I would say to not be afraid of having fun, as you need a break from your studies! We are an all inclusive society, full of a diverse range of individuals, so no matter who you are, all of us at GUMSA hope to meet you soon and hope you will benefit from our efforts Insha’Allah.
Daanish Zaidi - President 2021/2022
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!
Vice President Brother
Vice President Sister
Education & Development Officer
PR & Marketing Officer
Sisters' Social Convener
Brothers' Social Convener
Student Affairs Officer
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.
Namak Mandi Glasgow bringing the Authentic taste of Afghani Cuisine to Scotland in an exquisite environment. Authentic dishes crafted using traditional cooking techniques specialising in slow cooked meats and flavoursome curries.
17-23 Bridge St, Glasgow, G5 9JB
0141 429 8663
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
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, Glasgow Caledonian and West of Scotland Universities 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.