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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  • 7 score
    9 voters

    Reduce Stress

      There should be more activities all year round that focuses on reducing stress among students and not only during the exam period. For instance, more opportunities for pet dogs or other animals. Having other activities that not only involved alcohol.

      Why you think it is important

      As students do not only stress at exam diet but generally other times as (not getting the job they applied for, difficulties within family etc) well when there is a tough time petting a dog would help. There are also not many students that can afford to leave their study time to go pet the dogs that only come once per term if even that.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

    Steven McGhee
    10:35am on 11 Nov 19 UWS allows students free access to gyms on site.... great for stress relief ??
    Paul Morris
    7:43pm on 26 Nov 19 If you have transport this place does great work. Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre




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