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These are policy ideas from students at UWS which will be voted on at the next student council to decide whether or not they will become Students' Union policy.

These are policy ideas from students at UWS which will be voted on at the next student council to decide whether or not they will become Student Union policy. Have a read through, and once our digital systems are back online you will be able to upvote ideas you like, downvote ideas you don't like, and you can always add a comment or question too. Student reps have full voting rights at student council, so you can always contact them to let them know what you think! You can also check out passed ideas and rejected ideas.


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    Alumni tuition fee discounts should be offered to our Ph.D. students

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      Alumni tuition fee discounts should be offered not only to our master's students but also to our Ph.D. students. Current policy: 20% discount on Masters’ Degree tuition fees for UWS Alumni.* If you are a former student of the university, you are automatically a member of our Alumni Association and may be eligible for a 20% discount on master's degree tuition fees* for full-time study courses.

      Why you think it is important

      1. Ph.D. students incur additional expenses compared to master's students, including conference registration fees, travel and accommodation costs during conferences, CPD training course fees, research and data collection expenses, and more. 2. Given the longer duration of a Ph.D. course (four and a half years), it involves higher living expenses. A 20% tuition fee discount can make a meaningful difference, especially for those facing financial challenges. It contributes to enhancing the overall well-being of PhD students. 3. The introduction of a 20% tuition fee discount for Ph.D. students is expected to attract more alumni to pursue their Ph.D. research at UWS, fostering increased contributions to the university both academically and socially.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      This is the link providing information on the 20% tuition fee discount for alumni enrolled in master's courses at UWS: https://www.uws.ac.uk/alumni/

      I have read the guidance on what makes a good policy on the student council page

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