Student Council

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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    Gym funding should not fall

    Current
      The Students' Association welcomes the University's decision to make the gyms free for students, but calls on the University to ensure that the funding previously provided by student fees is replaced.

      Why you think it is important

      Students who are healthier and fitter perform better academically. (Ansari, Stock 2010) The University has lead the way in making fitness free for students. It is important that the University ensures that the sports facilities themselves remain healthy. I am told that last year student fee income amounted to around £30k.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      The opening hours of the new Paisley gym are restricted compared to Lanarkshire. By boosting funding we can ensure equality where possible across all campuses.
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