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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    Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate)

      There should be dedicated dates for UWS, Ayrshire College Ayr Campus and Ayr Academy to take part in a climate strike. It would not be possible every Friday, probably not even once a month, but there is no Planet B.

      Why you think it is important

      We are approaching a global climate crisis. This is affecting us all, even if we do not all feel the consequences yet, but we will. Large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Mid-West of the USA, Central and Southern European countries, the Middle East and Australia are heading towards a water crisis due to climate change with many rivers running dry and water becoming a scarcity.

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