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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    All UWS campuses to campaign for White ribbon status

      GBV(gender based violence) is a big issue in our socitey and i think that UWS as a community university should be looking into how do we come together to education and make impact through change. with this policy all students wither they are new, returning or distance learners will know that the chain of UWS is working with the White ribbon scotland campaign to safe guard its students and staff for any forms of GBV.

      Why you think it is important

      this will help to engage students for when they leave they will know that it is not okay to remain silent but it is ok to report it. i would like to know if the SA could ask White ribbon scotland to visit all campuses and ask their students to sign the pledge and i would also ask that all members of SA officers and staff sign the pledge too.

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