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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    Condemn the Actions of Some at NUS Demo - Policy Due to Lapse

      At the recent NUS Demonstration, down in London, a radical left wing of students protested strongly against NUS. Reasons for this consist of the timing and route of the demo and the amount of action NUS has taken, as well as the type of organisation NUS is. However the protest from some radical left students at the demo went too far. SAUWS will condemn these actions of these individuals and SAUWS trustees, present at the demo, will sign this open letter.

      Why you think it is important

      Hannah Paterson (The NUS UK Disabled Officer) writes an open letter, signed by NUS officials and student leaders all over Britain, detailing - "During the Rally at #Demo2012 a small number of individuals decided to voice their objection to the route march by shouting over workers, trade unionists and a woman talking of experiences of having to work in the sex industry in order to afford university. Following this around 10 people chose to further display their upset by occupying/having a strop on the stage. In order to have this little foot stamping display of masculine dissatisfaction they made the decision to trample over a disabled student using a wheelchair, they also hit a 6 year old boy in the face, and several others were kicked, hit and hurt in order for them to have their 5 minutes of (figurative) willy waving on stage." demo2012/551739578174163

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      This is an old policy due to lapse. It can be renewed or allowed to lapse.
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