Student Council

Student Council sets Student Union polices – these policies determine the work of the union such as mandating Sabbatical Officers to campaign on a particular issue, or setting new rules for the Students’ Union. Any UWS student can submit a policy idea and invite comments or suggest edits and then student reps have full voting rights and will debate this at student council. This year Student Council will be held virtually on Zoom.

Student Council is chaired by the Union Chair, who has been elected to hold the Sabbatical Officers to account. The Union Chair for academic year 2020/2021 is David Laffan.

If you are interested in submitting a policy you can do so below.. Policies are debated at student council in order of popularity to make sure the issues of most interest to students are always heard - so if you suggest an idea encourage your fellow students to come online and vote for them!

If you would like to see how our Sabbatical Officers are making progress on previously passed policies you can click here!

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!

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The List below are the policies which are set to be discussed by the Student Council. 


Policy Idea

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  • -8 score
    10 voters

    Allow us access to our own money for free

    Current
      To work with local campaign groups, councils and other organisations to increase the number of free cash machines around all campuses and surrounding areas. This would mean that students can easily access cash in and around their campus.

      Why you think it is important

      It is important that we have the same access to cash as other payment methods that we use as some may choose to use that payment or have to due to varying circumstances.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Personally, there are very few free cash machines around me to withdraw cash. The closest to me is the university which is a 5-10 minute walk. This is despite a cash machine being around the corner from me, that charges £0.99 for me to withdraw my own cash.
    No comments have been made.

     

     

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