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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      As my perspective smoking should be avoided in the area of university

      Why you think it is important

      Its not looking good

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Which rules are making for students i think it should be followed
    Gordon Lawrie
    4:36pm on 13 Nov 19 Hello Anonymous. I agree that having people smoking on campus is not a good look, but the University already has a policy that smoking and vaping are not allowed anywhere on the University Estate so this policy wouldn't really achieve anything. Maybe it would be worth reworking to be along the lines of calling on the Association to work with the University and organisations like the NHS to promote schemes helping students who are addicted to smoking or vaping and who want to quit to do so? (The University Smoke Free Protocol can be viewed at if you're interested.)




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