Queen Margaret Union is a student’s union at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. It was established in 1890 by the university students. The place has a beautiful coffee shop, bistro and canteen, and the cheapest shop on campus. There are four floors with a great variety of facilities for the student’s needs. The venue offers a capacity of 1100, spread over two clubs – Qudos and Jims bar. Worldwide famous performers like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Coldplay
and Franz Ferdinand all played on the Union’s stage.
The venue is located at 22 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QN, United Kingdom, and the ways of getting there are:
By train and tube: Hillhead is the closest subway station – a couple of minutes away from the building. Exit the station and head west on Ashton Lane. At the first junction turn right and continue until you reach the end of the road.
By bus: buses 8, 15, 89, 90, 370 can leave you on Byres Rd. From there you head north and switch to University Ave on the next junction. Continue walking until you reach the venue.
By car: B808 route will take to the University Ave. From there, you can make a turn to University Gardens.
International: take a rail from Jordanhill, Ashfield or Garrowhill. Exit at Partick station and catch a bus 89 to the venue or take the subway to Hillhead station.
There are several limited spots available on the street outside the building. For disabled students and visitors, there are special bays across the campus. Blue Badge holders automatically receive a parking permit free of charge.
Accessibility for people with special needs
The Union is equipped with a moderate ramp for wheelchair access. The lights inside the venue are bright, which make it a lot easier to coordinate. There are accessible toilets with light doors, designed for public use. The staff is specially trained and aware of everyone’s needs.