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! To submit policy log in at the bottom right of this page and then scroll down to the New Ideas button!

If you would like all current policy and 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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  • 2 score
    6 voters

    Individual Marking for Group Assessments

      When students are working in groups for assessments, allow for students to attach their banner numbers to the parts they contributed to specifically so students can be marked accordingly for their work and not the work of others.

      Why you think it is important

      I think this is important because most people who have worked in an academic group will argue there is always at least one person who does not engage with material or put any effort in, even after discussing the matter with them or faculty. This means that when the group receive a grade, this individual gets credited for the work of others and not their own. In addition, some students may not put in much effort when completing their section of an assessment so the group as a whole could suffer. I believe it is vital that students are recognised for their own work at all times throughout their university career as not only does it ensure students receive fair marking for their contributions and abilities, it also allows them to improve on areas more specifically.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

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