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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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    Motion to Condemn Conversion Therapy

      UWS Students' Union condemns the practice of conversion therapy, whereby LGBT+ people undergo forced conditioning against their sexuality or gender identity. We will support the End Conversion Therapy Scotland campaign, which calls for the Scottish Government to ban the practice. We will exclude any organisations or individuals supporting the practice from attending Union events. We will ensure that our Advice Workers are aware of the practice and are in a position where they are able to support survivors, who may have specific support needs as a consequence of their experiences.

      Why you think it is important

      Conversion therapy is a form of legal torture against LGBT+ people, often when they are at their most vulnerable. It is pseudoscience and causes severe mental health issues for survivors. You can read more about conversion therapy and the End Conversion Therapy Scotland campaign on their website at

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Stirling SU recently passed a similar motion at their General Meeting. A large number of MSP candidates in the Holyrood elections pledged to end the practice, however Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP are instead waiting on the Conservative Westminster Government to pass legislation against it.
    Sarah Anderson
    8:17am on 27 Apr 21 Your last line isnt particularly helpful. This should be a non and all party issue. I understand this idea is probably written in large by green members however its absolutely possible for us to pass this policy without it being party political. It shouldnt be. Its too important.