Societies Council

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

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

 

Nominate yourself to be on our 2022/23 Societies Exec Committee here

 

Executive Committee Members:

Claire Morris (she/her) - Chair

Photo of Claire MorrisThe 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)

Photo of Jamie Jennings

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. 

 

Tarita Vasama (she/her)

Photo of Tarita VasamaCourse: Biomedical Science

About me: Hi, my name's Tarita, I'm a 4th year Biomedical Science student in Paisley, student rep for my course, Union volunteer, co-president of Nordic Society and a member of the African-Caribbean Society.

What do I want to achieve? I have loved my time with the Nordic Society, I'm very proud of the positive impact our events have had on the student experience of others. I would like to leave behind a legacy of stronger co-operation between societies. Different societies are doing great on their own but imagine what we could achieve if we pooled our resources, creativity and experience together! I'm hoping my experience with fundraising and organising successful student events for societies could help other societies to succeed, expand and thrive.

 

Athol Bond (they/them)

Course: SoPhoto of Athol Bondciety, Politics, and Policy

About me: Hey ! I’m Ath and I'm the UWS LGBT+ Officer. I’m also a course rep and have been involved with societies throughout my time at UWS.  

What do I want to achieve? I want to make sure that all of our societies are inclusive and that all of our students are represented within our union, and ensure that liberation societies are receiving the support they require to thrive!

 


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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