The Glasgow University Disabled Students Association (GUDSA) is a society for UofG’s disabled student body. Any student who identifies as disabled is welcome to join and participate in its activities. The society was created in 2022 in order to fill a gap, as no society existed beforehand for disabled students to gather and socialise with each other.
The main purpose of the society is to encourage community bonds: First and foremost, it exists to help disabled students at Glasgow to easily find each other, as there are so few of us. It also aims to foment solidarity and mutual support, be it through group study sessions or by helping individual students advocate for their needs.
The society is also a place to relax and have fun with friends. Members can independently organise their own small scale events, like online and in person film sessions or meet-ups for cake and hot drinks; but larger, ongoing events are also available, such as an accessible book club and bi-weekly hangouts.