Ms Smith certainly appears an experienced candidate: she was President of Sexpression, a Peer Support Coordinator, and sat on the Wellbeing Subcommittee, so she certainly has plenty of knowledge and understanding to draw from. This seems evident in her manifesto, as it is permeated with clear and identifiable policy ideas including, interestingly, an online manifesto tracking system, intended to keep Sabbatical Officers on the straight and narrow throughout their terms. A good idea, to be sure, as long as this does not morph into a poisoned chalice for the Sabbatical Officers.
Ms Smith has also promised to create a new SRC Member for Students in Employment, to create an alcohol awareness branch of StAnd Together, and to instigate a “No Problem Too Small” campaign. This is impressive, of course, but I can’t help but wonder if Ms Smith’s extensive manifesto would suddenly find itself constrained when the limits of the office become apparent. Promises are easy to make, but the student body will be unforgiving if they are broken.
Notwithstanding this, Ms Smith’s manifesto, like her opponents’, oozes ardour and alacrity. Thankfully for us, she clearly wants to be Director of Wellbeing, and this enthusiasm undoubtedly makes her an attractive candidate.