President of Education




Phone: 0141 849 4171

Twitter: @Pres_Ed

Facebook: John Black


Introducing John

Hi! My name is John and I am the President of Education here at SAUWS for this coming academic year.  I am in my second year as a sabbatical officer, in what is a new role for the Students' Association. I remain a cross-campus officer, working across all five of our domestic campuses as well as representing students at our college and transnational education partners.  This year my remit is based solely around education and the learning experience of students at UWS.  Part of that remit is to oversee the class rep system, represent our students at university academic committees ensuring that the student voice is heard loud and clear and to work with our student representatives to empower them to enhance and improve their learning experience and quality of teaching.


John's Objectives

My objectives for this year are:

  • Representation Restructure
  • To look at how students are represented across the university from class reps to programme reps and school boards to student fellows.

  • Assessment Method Review
  • To review the assessment methods in modules being undertaken at UWS and to work towards the introduction of more varied assessment methods.

  • Library Services
  • This is an area that will be developing over the coming months and years with the new student hub project being rolled out in September 2016 in Paisley and then on to the other campuses as well as the coming renovations to Paisley library, it is important that these student areas are modern and contemporary with a wide range of spaces and technology.

John's Calendar


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The Students' Union
Ayr Campus
University Avenue

+44 (0)1292 886362


The Students' Union
Almada Street

+44 (0)1698 894464

Scottish Charity number: SC005410


The Students' Union
Storie Street

+44 (0)1418494157