Return to Student Council

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.

Policy Idea

Back to list
  • 1 score
    1 voter

    Policy Lapse - Poppy Scotland Appeal

      Council Notes: 1. For nearly 90 years Poppyscotland has been providing life-changing support for Scotland’s ex-Servicemen and women. 2. Servicemen and women are highly skilled professionals who, for a multitude of reasons often outwith their control, can find themselves in need of help when they leave the Armed Forces. This may come as a result of injury on the front line or as they adjust to civilian life after their military career is over. 3. Compared to their English and Welsh counterparts, veterans living in Scotland are: 10% more likely to become homeless; 8% more likely to suffer from mental health problems; 5% more likely to have financial problems; 5% more likely to have a criminal record; 3% more likely to suffer from alcohol problems. 4. During session 2011-12, Students Council passed policy to allow the Armed Forces to recruit on our campuses and in our Unions. 5. That the SAUWS recently published its Strategic Plan for 2011-2016 which includes the mission of contributing to and engaging with our local community. Council Resolves: 1. For the Board of Trustees to encourage the UWS and the SAUWS to allow Poppyscotland collection tins and box of poppies to be placed at the Cafes of each organisation’s campuses. 2. To mandate the SAUWS to raise funds and awareness for the Poppyscotland Appeal each year on each of our campuses.

      Why you think it is important

      Council Believes: 1. That the SAUWS already currently fundraise for other charities including Children In Need, World Aids Day and Cancer awareness. 2. That by getting involved in the Poppyscotland appeal we will be raising the profile of the UWS and the SAUWS to the wider communities at each of our campuses. 3. That during this year’s (2012) Poppy appeal there wasn’t much visibility of our students and staff wearing poppies.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      Originally passed December 2018.

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

    No comments have been made.