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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  • 3 score
    3 voters

    Stop Penalising Students Attendance

      Staff should oblige and update the attendance of students who do attend all classes but due to cards not working or tablets not working students are marked absent.

      Why you think it is important

      UWS haven't yet worked out the kinks with their cards or registration tablets. Students attendance should not then be penalised for something which is out with their control!!

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      I have been marked absent for the first 4 weeks of Uni. I attend all my classes and I am always early yet my card was not working and I have been marked as absent. After approaching my site leads I have been told to get my cards checked at the hub which was fine, but I have been told I my attendance will not be updated. This is very unfair!!
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