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 voters

    Recognition of persecution of the Uyghur Muslims

      For SAUWS to recognise the persecution of Uighur Muslims in China

      Why you think it is important

      The current situation is not being taken seriously in many parts in the world and especially post-Brexit where we could be looking at the UK making a trade deal with China, we need to speak up against these crimes against humanity.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Uighurs have been sent to "re-education camps" to "integrate" with Chinese culture. The treatment in these places has included forcing them to drink alcohol. The persecution against this group has been vast and resulted in vast camps being built in under 2 years with large extentions ongoing. Investigative article:
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