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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    2 voters

    Holistic Support for Care Experienced Students

      More holistic support (mental health and well-being) for care experienced students no matter the age. Care doesn't leave you.

      Why you think it is important

      Care experience is life long, different experiences can shake you to your core, making the trauma refresh and reveal itself again. This can knock someone back off track and put care leavers back into survival mode.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Survival makes it difficult to dream. Some of our journeys take a little longer to make the switch from survival to thriving so having a support network that helps make that transition more successful would be the difference
    Beth Douglas
    2:43pm on 6 Nov 18 While I'm absolutely in favour of this, I'm a bit confused about what the motion want to exactly do. So I guess my question is what does more holistic support mean and what does it look like?



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