Strath Indy Ref



In less than one year from now, the people of Scotland will be asked to make the biggest constitutional decision of their lifetime.

Are you ready to vote?

The University of Strathclyde Students’ Association (USSA), is keen to help our members engage with the opportunity to choose Scotland’s future. We’ll be hosting a series of panel debates throughout the year to explore the possibilities of independence. This is your chance to direct questions to a panel of politicians and representatives from both ‘Yes Scotland’ and ‘Better Together’.

Finally, the campaign will climax with a mock referendum on Thursday 24th April, in which the students of Strathclyde will be empowered to indicate their preference a mere five months ahead of the real event.

Remember, that in order to vote in the official referendum you must be registered to vote well in advance. Make sure you don’t miss the chance to have your say by registering in time. If you’re not currently registered, look out for the registration drives that will take place on the same days as the debates in either The Union Reception or the Curran Library Foyer.


Upcoming Debates

  • Thursday 17th April, 5.30pm - 7.30pm in Vertigo, USSA Level 8


Previous Debates

Click on the links below to find the results:

 Independence: What will it mean for education?

  • Tuesday, 11th February 2014 - 5.30pm - 7.30pm in The Collins Building, Insight Institute

At the debate, we polled 118 student opinions before and after the debate with the question:

"Should Scotland be an independent country?"





 Before Debate 




 After Debate









 Independence: What will it mean for employment?

  • Monday, 16th December 2013 - 5.30pm - 7.30pm in Debates, USSA level 6

At the debate, we polled 47 student opinions before and after the debate with the question:

"Should Scotland be an independent country"


 Yes No     Undecided    

    Before Debate    

  55%    24%    21%  

After Debate

  67%    24%    9%  




 Independence: What will it mean for Glasgow?

  • Monday 18th November, 5.30pm - 6.30pm in The Lounge, USSA Level 5

At the debate, we polled 66 student opinions before and after the debate with the question:

"Should Scotland become an Independent Country". The full press release is available to view as a download below. The round up results are here:

 Yes No     Undecided    

    Before Debate    

  56.5%    25.8%    17.7%  

After Debate

  60.6%    24.2%    15.2%  




Our Clubs/Societies




External Links

Better Together Logo
About my vote
Yes Scotland


Yes Wins 1st Indy Ref Debate.pdf192.69 KB
Strath Indy Ref Changing Opinion on Independence.pdf364.49 KB

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