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!

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    11 voters

    Lack of course specific books available in Paisley

      Move books to the main campus where a degree is based.

      Why you think it is important

      When a degree is based at Paisley the library should be able to provide essential books, listed by the course leads, from that library instead of waiting to get them from elsewhere. With the Criminal Justice degree moving to Paisley from the Lanarkshire campus the books required for first year reading are not easily accessible. This is causing a delay for students obtaining the books, having an impact on their studies.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      I understand that many of the older books are no longer published and therefore it is difficult to obtain more than one copy. However, the time it takes to get that one book, from the other campus can take up to a week.
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