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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    8 voters

    UWS: A 21st Century University which still discriminates against left-handed people

      The Union must lobby the university to ensure that every classroom has provisions for left-handed students to be able to work and study, including at least 10% of desks being usable by left-handed people.

      Why you think it is important

      A small number of classrooms have chairs with desks attached to them. This layout can be seen in many locations in Lanarkshire, as well as "Learning Studio" classrooms such as D130 in Paisley. These are uncomfortable and impractical for many left-handed students, despite left-handed people making up 10% of the global population.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      I personally find it very hard to take notes in classes taken in D130, as the "dalek"-style desks are just not designed for me to use.
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