Alice Foulis is a third year studying modern history and is currently the school president for history.
She hopes to use her experience to serve as a liaison between students and University administration, and to highlight student concerns.
Ms Foulis focuses on improving efficiency in classrooms by streamlining extension policies, coursework feedback, and exam reviews.
However, having each school handle its own academic concerns may be a better system, as they would be more familiar with the instructors and modules involved.
Ms Foulis mentions working with schools on lecture capture so staff and students are aware of this option.
However, there is considerable ambiguity as to what is expected from this promise. Many lecturers do not record their lectures, and this does not address changing this in any way.
Ms Foulis would also like to have the University review the effect of class sizes on learning experience for students, specifically at the honours and postgraduate levels.
She would like to implement University-wide mentoring programs by utilising the resources provided by CAPOD.
Another interesting suggestion in Ms Foulis’s manifesto is having textbook stands in schools where students can donate old textbooks. While this system be ideal, some students may want to be paid for their textbooks, so an incentive may be necessary.
As for employment, Ms Foulis hopes to work with the Careers Centre on stalls within schools with subject-specific careers information.
Ms Foulis does not address how the University could bring more opportunities to students.
Ms Foulis hopes to work with school presidents and class representatives to organise inter-school events.
As DoEd, Ms Foulis would implement an open-door policy and would be available to hear the concerns of students, vowing to reply to all emails within 24 hours.
In addition, she hopes to work closely with school presidents and ensure class representatives have an active role in their school.
As DoEd, Ms Foulis would ensure that there is sufficient representation of postgraduates via class representatives and that their concerns are addressed.
She would work with school presidents to create social events to engage postgraduate students.
Ms Foulis’ manifesto shows that she has considered what improvements could be made at the University, and her experience in student representation makes her qualified for this position.
She offers suggestions to improve the learning experience for students at St Andrews, but there is less of a focus on how more career opportunities could be brought to the University.