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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    4 voters

    Fix the SAUWS Policy Comments Board

      SAUWS should alter the comments board so that comments on policies will support paragraphs.

      Why you think it is important

      Students are encouraged to comment on policies which are published in order to help shape them before they come up for a vote. The current iteration of the comments system strips out line breaks in comments so that any substantive comments are presented as a wall of text with no paragraphs, even if they were included by the original author. As well as looking bad it makes lengthy comments really hard to read.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      As well as looking ugly, by presenting information in dense paragraphs it is less accessible to students with certain disabilities, including but not limited to, dyslexia. The Association has a legal obligation to make reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility to disabled people, even if those people have not directly complained.
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