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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    4 voters

    Electric Vehicle Charging (Paisley)

      Expand current EV charging facilities at Paisley campus car park, to encourage users to move to more environmentally friendly vehicles, and allow students to use those chargers.

      Why you think it is important

      The present EV chargers at Paisley have proved popular, and are in need of expansion as EV uptake increases, this would support shorter range second hand EVs, more likely to be owned by those of a lower income.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Two chargers are presently available to the general public at the Lady Lane gate, with 2 further chargers available past the barrier, mostly occupied by UWS EVs, 7kw Type 2 posts should be all that is required, reducing the upfront investment costs, increasing the amount of chargers to be made available.
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