Student Voice

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
    2 voters

    COVID-19 Support for Keyworkers with Children

      Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increased restrictions, several groups of students, including the Health Sciences department, are finding it difficult to arrange child care with reduced access to child minders. As they do not have full time Keyworker status, they do not have easy or clear access, or any at all in some areas, to places in nursery's and schools. Information should be clearer regarding their keyworker status, and more assistance should be signposted regarding help. Students are full time, and do not get the benefit of keyworker status at all times, which is unfair.

      Why you think it is important

      If students are unable to make their placement hours, or complete assignments/exams/take part in class due to the pandemic and lack of childcare-which they could access if more help was given- then the completion rate and graduation numbers will drop drastically.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      A blanket letter to cover the learning experience of the student - which includes prep for placements and exams - would be beneficial for students and their families.
    No comments have been made.



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