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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    7 voters

    Library Books to be posted to students homes during Covid-19

      Hi there, my name is Megan and I’m a 2nd Year events Management Student at UWS in Paisley and the student rep for that course as well. As we all know, learning from home is hard work and can sometimes be quite difficult. As well as some students when it comes to our assessments, with everything that is going on we are often sometimes left with limited resources. Some students are sometimes unable to access the university library or any library. So I’m hopefully going to be starting a plan for the university being able to post books out to students who are unable to come to campus and get them. Students will only need to pay a small postage charge and will also be held responsible for returning it back. Each book could also have a 72hour quarantine period, to stop the spread of Covid-19. I think this will help students a lot more better when it comes to research for their assessment if academic resources they find online are sometimes not helpful.

      Why you think it is important

      So that students will be able to access all kinds of academic resources for their assessments.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Any more questions, email
    Sarah Anderson
    11:41am on 5 Jan 21 Would like to suggest more copies of ebooks and a wider range of journals is considered. Traditional books have accessibility issues plus there's further issues of getting to a post office to post back for disabled students. Completely understand this policy and hope it is discussed just perhaps would lean more towards online materials.



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