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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    Mindfulness pods/rooms

      An area or room where students can go to help with stress and clear their minds. calming music, mindfulness, comfy relaxing seating/laying down, weighted blankets and privacy.

      Why you think it is important

      As a person who suffers with anxiety i sometimes get overwhelmed at university. i had a horrible episode where i was stuck in the library at the lovely study pods at the Lanarkshire campus for 30 minutes. i could not move from the seat as my anxiety was very high and i did not have anywhere close that i could go and use my methods to relieve this.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      as a student at Lanarkshire campus i do not know anywhere that i could go to relax my mind to help me to calm down without embarrassment and eventually come back and continue my studies in the library. Im not sure if anyone else feels this way but if they do i think this would make a great addition to the already amazing university.
    Clare Hunter
    11:42pm on 23 Oct 19 Hi I don’t know if you know about the prayer/ quiet space on Lanarkshire campus. It’s in the corridor beside the gym, is a closed off room, at the back of the corridor after the first aid room, your student card should allow you access,and has some chairs and tables it in. It doesn’t have any blankets though but it is a closed off space- considering the open nature of the campus.




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