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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    Continue Summer Safety Net Campaign - POLICY LAPSE

      Voice Notes 1. One of SAUWS' major campaigns has been to increase the Summer Support that UWS students get. 2. We have recently been informed that one major political party will endorse these asks. In addition to this two other potential Holyrood parties which are close to backing these asks. 3. Recently we have seen politicians side with the recommendations in our report, they have held the Scottish Government to account over the report and it's even been debated in the Scottish Parliament. Voice Resolves: 1. To continue to treat The Summer Safety Net as one of the SAUWS priority campaigns for the academic year of 2016-17. 2. To make sure that politicians who have committed to our asks and recommendations stay advocates of the campaign and continue to push for it's aims.

      Why you think it is important

      Voice Believes: 1. Because political commitment has been made, it is important that the next SAUWS team continues to work on this. 2. We are closer in achieving Increased Summer Support than we ever have before.

      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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