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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  • 2 score
    6 voters

    Increase visibility of the Scots Language

      Have Scots signage in the Union and the University

      Why you think it is important

      Scots is one of Scotland’s languages, and I feel that it is only right that there is Scots signage etc. in the Union and the University. There’s already Scots words which are used as names within the uni (The Neuk, The Crannie, etc.), but there’s a lack of any other kind of Scots signage. There’s approximately 1.5 million Scots speakers according to the 2011 Census.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      As a Scots speaker, I would love to see Scots signage in the union and the uni. I'm sure others would like to see more Scots signage as well. The library has some books describing Scots and the features of the language (Colin L. Wilson's Scots Language Learner, David Purves's A Scots Grammar, Billy Kay's The Mither Tongue)
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