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Passed Policies and Progress

Find out what Students' Union policies have been passed by students, and more importantly, what is being done about them.

Here you can find a list of all the policies which have been passed by student council. We're working on a live tracker so you can check the progress of each policy, but until we've got that up and running please contact your student president team to ask for an update on policies. You can also check out current ideas and rejected ideas.

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  • 12 score
    16 voters

    UWS: A 21st Century University which still discriminates against left-handed people

      The Union must lobby the university to ensure that every classroom has provisions for left-handed students to be able to work and study, including at least 10% of desks being usable by left-handed people.

      Why you think it is important

      A small number of classrooms have chairs with desks attached to them. This layout can be seen in many locations in Lanarkshire, as well as "Learning Studio" classrooms such as D130 in Paisley. These are uncomfortable and impractical for many left-handed students, despite left-handed people making up 10% of the global population.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      I personally find it very hard to take notes in classes taken in D130, as the "dalek"-style desks are just not designed for me to use.
    Ellie Gomersall
    2:24pm on 16 Nov 20 The UWS Greens have voted to support this policy and would like to encourage student reps to vote in favour of it.