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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  • 8 score
    10 voters

    Student Card Availability

      Student ID card availability- available for students who both need and want.

      Why you think it is important

      With the transition to paperless a lot of students have been told their card is on the MyDay app- but this isn't good enough for placement for Nursing students, and more. What if your phone is lost? What if you don't have the internet to bring it up? What if your card doesn't have your picture on it? It is not secure enough for placements to have a digital thing that anyone can make- hard copies are required. And asking for them is a major issue, as students face 'you don't need them' and treated like 5 years olds and told how to use their phones correctly.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

    Hazel Brodie
    6:09pm on 12 Nov 20 I completely agree KimberleyAnn. It is essential we have an ID card on placement. When trying to get an ID printed at Dumfries they did try to help saying “we understand why you can’t use an electronic ID on placement, but nobody has told us anything”. Unfortunately they were unable to print anything off. They thanked us for the heads us re the tsunami of BSc students who will need their IDs before placement in February . I still don’t really know what the plan is regarding student IDs and find this concerning given placement starts in 10 days
    Sabina Lawrie
    11:05am on 16 Nov 20 Hi all - I've been informed by the school of HLS that students are going to have their cards posted out to them. I hope this helps!



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