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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  • 7 score
    7 voters

    UWS: A 21st Century University which still discriminates against left-handed people

      The Union must lobby the university to ensure that every classroom has provisions for left-handed students to be able to work and study, including at least 10% of desks being usable by left-handed people.

      Why you think it is important

      A small number of classrooms have chairs with desks attached to them. This layout can be seen in many locations in Lanarkshire, as well as "Learning Studio" classrooms such as D130 in Paisley. These are uncomfortable and impractical for many left-handed students, despite left-handed people making up 10% of the global population.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      I personally find it very hard to take notes in classes taken in D130, as the "dalek"-style desks are just not designed for me to use.
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