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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    Holding Sabbatical Officers to their manifestos.

      -To instruct Sabbatical Officers to actively engage with their election manifestos. -To instruct Sabbatical Officers to submit update of their progress on manifesto points to the Union Chair (in absence of post, each School Officer) 2 weeks prior to each student council. -To instruct the Union Chair (in the absence of post, each School Officer) to disseminate this information to all student reps 1 week prior to each student council.

      Why you think it is important

      Currently, our sabbatical officers can be asked for an update at the Union Chairs discretion and can be questioned on their work, however, this is not a proactive approach. This approach will mandate sabbatical officers to account for their work on a regular basis.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      This will not impact current sabbatical officers and the incoming sabbatical team has agreed to these measures.
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