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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    10 voters

    Travel Policy to reduce emissions

      The Board of Trustees should consider the following: -Changing travel reimbursement policy to eliminate UK flights. -Encouraging use of electric vehicles for staff travelling between campuses. -Become a leader in using virtual communication channels to attend meetings. -Promote car-sharing when inter-campus travel is necessary. -Prioritising sustainability during strategic planning. -Publishing emissions statistics on the website.

      Why you think it is important

      Our climate is breaking down and flights contribute significantly more to global emissions. If the union is serious about sustainability. It would ban flights when travelling between campuses, use electric vehicles, promote car-sharing and encourage use of VC technology.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      A return flight from Glasgow to London and back contributes approx. 0.29 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions, whereas the equivalent train journey contributes 0.01 metric tonnes. Meaning that flying is 30 times worse for the environment.
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