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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    11 voters

    Microwaves at Lanarkshire

      Microwaves available for student use at Lanarkshire campus

      Why you think it is important

      The fact that there is nowhere in the Lanarkshire campus to heat your own food is ridiculous. In the interest of reducing waste, and allowing students who have dietary restrictions or requirements, religious eating habits etc., the campus should at the very least have one microwave for student use.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

    Adele Cantley
    2:08pm on 15 Oct 19 This is a great idea. I would love to see this happen to allow us to have the option of bringing in food that meets individual needs as well as saving money as a student. ??
    Marcin Czaja
    2:34pm on 15 Oct 19 I agree.
    Bobbie Murchie
    3:32pm on 15 Oct 19 I support this
    Ben Lamont
    10:13am on 16 Oct 19 This is a really good idea,especially for a uni that has a 24 hour library but is far from shops.
    Lisa Marie Smith
    4:28pm on 27 Oct 19 i support this idea, it would allow students to bring in their own choice of food as well as save the long ques at lunchtimes




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