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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    How much time do we have left? I don't know and at this point I'm too afraid to ask..

      It's exam season at UWS but after due to lack of funds for the upkeep of rooms many students will sit their exams in deteriorating university rooms. These rooms may have damage, a lack of seating, damaged or a lack of pc and sound but also many rooms lack clocks to tell the time. SAUWS sabbaticals should identify university cost of the upkeep of rooms and bring this information back to student council to debate this further and fight for higher level of funding to maintain existing spaces. SAUWS should ensure that it is an exam condition requirement to have a clock in the room to allow participants to add the time.

      Why you think it is important

      Although the University has put in a lot of money in recreating new university spaces and campuses, staff have claimed that funds for existing spaces such as lecture or seminar rooms is low and we should look to see what the current levels of funding are, how they differ from different years and different institutions. In addition to this most devices aren't allowed in exam spaces including certain watches such as electronic watches. Producing the money to display clocks to be available in exam spaces would be a tiny cost to UWS, lowers the chances of disruption in exam spaces and would help student stress.

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