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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    Why is UWS making it so hard to find a room to use?

      The Students' Union should contact the university to ask for a reason why they have removed the ability for students to view room and staff availability on CELCAT and to work with them to restore this ability.

      Why you think it is important

      Over the summer, CELCAT updated preventing students from viewing room bookings, limiting this privilege only to staff. This makes it incredibly hard for students to find a room to use, be it for private group study or for societies and extracurricular activity. Students currently have to just wander about campus until they find an empty room, and have no guarantee that a class won't turn up to kick them out at any time. In addition the removal of the ability to view staff availability makes it increasingly difficult to ask staff for help in person, making the university's open door policy somewhat redundant.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

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