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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  • 11 score
    11 voters

    Lack of course specific books available in Paisley

      Move books to the main campus where a degree is based.

      Why you think it is important

      When a degree is based at Paisley the library should be able to provide essential books, listed by the course leads, from that library instead of waiting to get them from elsewhere. With the Criminal Justice degree moving to Paisley from the Lanarkshire campus the books required for first year reading are not easily accessible. This is causing a delay for students obtaining the books, having an impact on their studies.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      I understand that many of the older books are no longer published and therefore it is difficult to obtain more than one copy. However, the time it takes to get that one book, from the other campus can take up to a week.
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