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. 

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    Lets show we care – Care Leavers STAR Group - POLICY LAPSE

      Council Notes 1. Issues surrounding care leavers often go under represented in politics and Student Unions. 2. Even though there are great activists in the care leaver movement from SAUWS, care leavers and there issues go well under the radar at SAUWS. 3. Care leavers at UWS are an under represented group. 4. UWS has the Buttle Quality Mark. 5. STAR group means Students Taking Action and Representing. 6. STAR groups exist to represent underrepresented student groups at UWS. 7. Care leaver are less likely to graduate or be accepted at University. Council Resolves 1. To add “Care Leavers” to the list of STAR groups in the constitution, this means as well as an LGBT+, Womens, Black, Disabled, Post-Grad, Part-time, International, Mature, there will also be a Care Leavers group. 2. SAUWS will promote this group and encourage anyone who is classed as a care leaver to join. 3. SAUWS will help aid and facilitate this group but realise it is an autonomous group as well. 4. SAUWS should continue to explore better way to represent underrepresented groups.

      Why you think it is important

      Council Believes 1. Even though it can seem like UWS is better at providing services to care leavers than some other institutions much more needs to be done. 2. SAUWS can be doing much more for care leavers and they deserve to be better represented.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      This is an old policy due to lapse. It can be renewed or allowed to lapse.
    No comments have been made.



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