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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    4 voters

    Implementation of system to report facility issues

      Looking for a way for students to report issues with facilities including faults and cleanliness. e.g plug socket in the library not working, toilets unclean, vending machine incorrectly dispensing, insufficient hand drying facilities, blind missing from learning environment window causing distracting glare during a lecture.

      Why you think it is important

      Different departments deal with different issues and even outside companies and it would, therefore, be difficult for students to find out who to contact about which issue and request assistance. It would be great if there was an email address/comments box at reception where such issues could be reported and an appointed person could be responsible for ensuring reports are acted upon. Many students use the university when only minimal security staff are in and so are unable to report matters to an appropriate member of staff at the time.

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