Student Council is the decision making body of the Students’ Association of the University of the West of Scotland (SAUWS).  It is the forum for UWS students to voice their concerns and where they can make decisions about the direction of the Students’ Association and the University. 

Our policies shape the direction that the student's association take and can be about anything that concerns students. For example, current policy means SAUWS works together with UWS to work on things as varied as improving food offerings on campus to improving support for student entrepreneurs to lobbying for a library fine amnesty.  Policy also leads on more national areas - and means that SAUWS will always campaign against fee charges or fee interests for students. It might even be something small, such as the banning of Blurred Lines from being played in association spaces. 

If you would like to see how our Sabbatical Officers are making progress on previously passed policies you can click here!

ANY student can submit policy using the form below - your ideas don't need to be complicated! 

Once policies are submitted they will be put online here, and any student may comment or ask for clarification.

If you submit a policy suggestion you will be invited to student council to present it - but you don't have to. In your absence the Union Chair will read your submission - and then your elected student reps will vote on the policy.

So give us your ideas, and help us work for you!

Policy Idea

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  • -7 score
    11 voters

    Allow us access to our own money for free

      To work with local campaign groups, councils and other organisations to increase the number of free cash machines around all campuses and surrounding areas. This would mean that students can easily access cash in and around their campus.

      Why you think it is important

      It is important that we have the same access to cash as other payment methods that we use as some may choose to use that payment or have to due to varying circumstances.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Personally, there are very few free cash machines around me to withdraw cash. The closest to me is the university which is a 5-10 minute walk. This is despite a cash machine being around the corner from me, that charges £0.99 for me to withdraw my own cash.
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