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. 

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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  • 10 score
    12 voters

    Ban SWP from Campus

    Passed
      To ban members of the Socialist Workers Party from campaigning on All UWS Campuses. Such campaigning includes but is not limited to: posters, flyers, and social media channels specifically created for UWS/SAUWS staff or students.

      Why you think it is important

      The SWP have history of diminishing alleged victims of rape but their members. Through questioning accusers drinking habits and asking personal questions, such as about an individuals sexual preferences and habits. Victim shaming should not be endorsed by the university of the student association. This culture should not be encouraged on campus and we should seek to prevent students from being subject to this party.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      You can see news articles here for further details but please accept this message as a trigger warning as there are several triggering elements in the articles. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/mar/09/socialist-workers-party-rape-kangaroo-court https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/05/comrades-war-decline-and-fall-socialist-workers-party https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/875559/rape-claims-socialist-workers-party-comrade-delta
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