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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    Mature Student Representation

      When the university is developing new career support mechanisms and features, the mature student is often not brought into account, social event and the likes also.

      Why you think it is important

      The mature student is still very much a minority when it comes to university, a lot of the benefits and features that are part of UWS often focus around younger people effectively starting their lives, with the mature student being left behind.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      As a mature student I found it difficult to mix with younger people and meet new people.
    Daniel Hutchison
    9:54am on 6 Jun 19 Thanks for submitting this. The Students Association has a Mature Students Group, if you're interested in getting involved in this you can come into the union and speak to us about it. Alternatively, at freshers the group will be relaunched, or you can e-mail me on and we can discuss what you would like to see.




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