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

    Enterprise and Entrepreneurship support - POLICY LAPSE

      Voice Notes: 1. There is a limited support towards students and graduates looking to develop business ideas. Voice Resolves: 1. For SAUWS to work with The Enterprise Zone, the School of Business and Enterprise and the Enterprise Services to raise awareness of the assistance available for students and recent graduates with business ideas. 2. For SAUWS to work in partnership with UWS to explore the viability of financial support as well as other sources of support for students and recent graduates who wish to pursue their business idea. 3. That SAUWS work in partnership with UWS to explore options for the introduction of an incubator style hub with mentoring activity to assist students and recent graduates who are starting or developing their business idea.

      Why you think it is important

      Voice Believes: 1. The Enterprise Zone, the School of Business and Enterprise and the Enterprise Services that UWS provide only benefit a few and not everyone. 2. The benefited few are those who win contests that are relevant to enterprise and entrepreneurship studies. 3. That this current set up is not enough to support other students wishing to pursue their business idea.

      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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