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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    Access to Bloomberg terminal and linkedin learning

      University should provide the Bloomberg terminal in all campuses especially in London campus for Masters and DBA students to get easy access to data which is vital for any research. Secondly university can at-least provide all the students a free subscription for LinkedIn learning software which have arrays of courses ranging from business and technologies as well as software learning videos and tutorials.

      Why you think it is important

      Having access to data is utmost important for a research student and UWS students are struggling in this regards due to lack of proper infrastructure. I am London campus students and I have to request my other university friends to get me data for my research from their Bloomberg terminal which are provided by nearly every university in London. Beside this LinkedIn learning software is educational tools which is beneficial equally for students and teachers as it have courses for continues professional developments in it. I would request my university is to think on these suggestions and act as soon as possible.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      I am a Doctorate students in London campus and I am very happy with my teaching staff but I think there is very little we can do in London campus as its close over the weekend and during week days building close at seven beside that IT infrastructure is Old and we dont have access to any special soft wares so we can not do much in university during our self study time. So we are struggling to study and have to ask other universities to let us in and use their equipment to study which is very shameful.
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