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. 

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      Good day All, Kindly use your good offices to appeal UWS to review and refund half of the school fees of international students due to covid 19 related challenges.

      Why you think it is important

      All the teachings are online ,the International students did not use many of the school facilities they were supposed to use due to the covid 19 lock down and restrictions. 2.Most of the students are still not allowed to work due to the problem of not being able to be issued their National Insurance number ,which some of us are still facing till now.The school should as a matter of urgency setup a unit to be doing a follow up on student National insurance Issues. 3.Most of the International students have incurred a lot of expenses in coming during the covid lockdown as many of them had to pay more money during quarantine which was not initially planned for.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      This is another way UWS can show that they care and have empathy for their students especially in this covid 19 period. Uws should make effort towards ensuring that every student gets the job free of charge.
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