Student Voice

The Students’ Voice 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.

Students' Voice is the successor to Students' Council and has been implemented as part of our wider Governance and Accountability changes (please see our new Constitution here for full details of our changes).  Any registered student at UWS can attend and participate in Students' Voice.

What does the Students’ Voice do?

Students’ Voice is responsible for:

  • Representing the voice of students,
  • Debating and setting the policy of the Association,
  • Making, repealing and amending bye-laws jointly with the Board of Trustees, and
  • Promoting any elections and referenda in the organisation.

All issues affecting students may be taken to the Students’ Voice to be discussed, debated and acted upon, this can include:

SAUWS activities              Education issues                NUS Campaigns

SAUWS campaigns          Library opening hours        SAAS funding

Union events                    ICT facilities                       Student Housing

Sports and Societies        Contact hours                    Employment


Dates for Student Voice 2016-17

Students' Voice will meet 4 times per academic year, the dates are:

Wednesday 26th October - please click on the date to view the Agenda and Minutes

Wednesday 30th November - please click on the link to view the details

Wednesday 1st February - please click on the link to view the details.

Wednesday 22nd March - more details coming soon


Students' Voice is only as strong as the input from its members.  By getting involved, you are giving the students a stronger voice and ensuring that all issues are solved in the best and most democratic way.

For more information on the Students’ Voice and the Students’ Association, pop into your Students’ Union offices or contact your student officers

Pages in this section


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