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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  • -3 score
    7 voters

    Prayer room

      Is there a Prayer Room in the Lanarkshire Campus? Shouldn't there be one if there's none?

      Why you think it is important

      Important for religious people to practice or even students to relax/overcome stress...

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      If there is one it should be shown or advised to new students!
    Sabina Lawrie
    12:05pm on 7 Nov 19 Hello! There are prayer/multifaith rooms at each of the Scottish Campuses and they can be found here: Ayr – Room 2.069 on Level 2 Dumfries – Room 2087 in Dumfries and Galloway College Lanarkshire – Room 1.0.13 Paisley – Room F109 I hope this helps! Sabina (Student Representation Coordinator)
    Gordon Lawrie
    4:27pm on 13 Nov 19 If you're looking for the room at the Lanarkshire campus it can be accessed either via the gym just passed the free weights or through the Student's Association space. Can I suggest amending the policy to something along the lines of "The multifaith room at the Lanarkshire campus is not very obvious. The Student's Association should call on the University to improve the signage and ensure that students know where it is."




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