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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    7 voters

    Timetable Notice

      Lecturers and tutors should be required to give at least 1 month’s notice of any scheduled class. If this is not possible then students who don’t attend should not be penalised or have it marked against their record.

      Why you think it is important

      Too often there have been changes of schedule with only a few days notice for multiple reasons including lecturers not turning up. This means that students have little notice to reschedule things like work, placements, driving lessons e.t.c. and results in some not being able to attend the class.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Last year the Lanarkshire campus was particularly affected due to it being a new building. However, the disorganisation has continued on to this year.
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