Everything you need to know about Societies Council and how to get involved!

Societies Council

Everything you need to know about Societies Council and how to get involved!
  1. What is the Societies Council?
  2. When and where?
  3. Societies Executive Committee
  4. Societies Council Minutes and Actions


What is the Societies Council?

  • The Societies Council is the opportunity for societies to come together to share ideas, work together and have your say on how the Students’ Union supports your societies
  • Your opinions are essential for shaping how we work to support each other and enable societies to continue to grow and develop
  • Every society should be represented by at least one member at each council. All student society members are welcome and encouraged to attend
  • UWS Students' Union Societies Council Bye Law


When and where?

The Societies Council meets six times a year. Meetings will be held on Wednesday afternoons and will usually last one hour.

2021/22 Council dates:

  • 01/09/21, 2pm-4pm: Soc Council 1
  • 13/10/21, 2pm-3pm: Soc Council 2
  • 01/12/21, 2pm-3pm: Soc Council 3
  • 19/01/22, 2pm-3pm: Soc Council 4
  • 02/03/22, 2pm-3pm: Soc Council 5
  • 20/04/22, 2pm-3pm: Soc Council 6

Council meetings will be held online using Zoom. Specific details and the agenda will be provided in advance of each meeting


Societies Executive Committee

Each year the Societies Council elects a Societies Executive Committee. The role of the Societies Committee is to:

  • Ensure the Students’ Union acts on ideas and issues raised at Council meetings
  • Help plan and coordinate society events
  • Approve any necessary society affiliation and funding decisions


Executive Committee Members:

Claire Morris (she/her) - Chair

The Vice President Student Development is responsible for student life outside of academic life! Claire's role is to promote activities that help students to develop, such as supporting student led clubs and societies and providing opportunities to develop skills through activities such as volunteering. 



Jamie Jennings (he/him)

Course: Accounting

About me: Hi, My name is Jamie and I am the president of the Accounting Society and also the third year course rep for Bachelor of Accounting at the Lanarkshire campus. 

What do I want to achieve? I believe that every society at UWS has a beneficial purpose, each offering something unique. Societies are a great way to connect people and that couldn’t have been more apparent during lockdown. I want to help societies get the recognition they deserve for their efforts and also hope to get societies connecting with each other to organise joint events.  As president of a society I would hope to bring the skills and knowledge gained to assist other societies to achieve their goals and make them beneficial for all. 


Emmett McKenna



Societies Council Minutes and Actions

05/05/2021 - Council Minutes

30/03/2021 - Council Minutes

18/02/2021 - Exec Committee Minutes

27/01/2021 - Council Minutes

10/11/2020 - Exec Committee Minutes

28/10/2020 - Council Minutes

09/09/2020 - Council Minutes

09/09/2020 - Council Powerpoint Slides

19/08/2020 - Society Committee Members Feedback Survey March 2020


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