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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    11 voters

    Introduction of an Equal Opportunities Committee

      This policy will mandate the creation of an committee formed of students to represent and fight for students in the university. This committee will consist of a member of every liberation group and a representative of every campus. This will stand as a separate body of which no member of an executive body of the students association may sit on. Their sole task will be to field complaints, in doing so they will tackle prejudice, discrimination, and inequality on all campuses. Should a student find themselves being mistreated in any way in relation to who they are, or if they feel their campus isn't providing adequate support, they could approach the committee who would work with SAUWS and the university to address such issues.

      Why you think it is important

      Currently, students do not have adequate representation, this policy seeks to address that and ensure all students, regardless of who they are and what campus they're on on, have equal access to services and representation when they need it most.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

    Clare Montgomery
    10:08am on 23 Mar 19 Great Idea -everyone should feel supported and that they have someone they can turn to if they experience discrimination. The committee could also help to educate staff and students, influence university inclusion policies and empower those who haven't felt they had 'a voice' before.




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