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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    4 voters

    We stand with Spanish Students - POLICY LAPSE

      Voice Notes: 1. There has been widespread strike action in Spain by students due to the government’s neoliberal policy agenda. 2. This has included a 66% increase in tuition fees, pricing many students out of an education. 3. There has also been a deep austerity cut to schools and colleges, leading to teacher shortages Voice Resolves: 1. That SAUWS will always fight for free education 2. That SAUWS support Spanish students, and students in all countries, who are fighting against austerity cuts to their future 3. That SAUWS will send a message of support to the Sindicato De Estudiantes Student Union who organised the strike.

      Why you think it is important

      Voice Believes: 1. That privatisation and commercialisation of places of learning is wrong and divisive. 2. Students and teachers across the world should stand in unity and solidarity against austerity in our education system

      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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