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Mr Russell strives to create a more equal university experience for students of all economic backgrounds and proposes to confront the steep prices at the Union by lowering or freezing them.
He concludes, realistically, that there is a limit to how much influence he can have on this matter.
With his prospective role as DoES, Mr Russell aims to expand on the music scene in St Andrews and provide a wider audience for young artists and musicians, not only from the University but also locally.
The collaboration of student-run and local bands could prove beneficial to town and gown relations.
Mr Russell aims to improve Friday nights at the Union by ensuring that the events stick to their themes.
He also plans to introduce Bops with “highly demanded themes” such as Drag Race Bop and High School Musical 2 Bop.
By introducing very little apart from some new themes to the Bop, Mr Russell’s strategy to create “tangible anticipation and excitement in the air on a Friday afternoon” seems remarkably underwhelming.
Mr Russell wishes for Ents Crew and related committees to receive appropriate recognition and reward for the work that they do, a popular sentiment among the student body.
Mr Russell is not a member himself and admits the competitive edge that other candidates who are perhaps more involved with Ents Crew have. His want of experience may make some of his proposals difficult to fulfil.
Mr Russell’s manifesto addresses some important issues in St Andrews, however some of his proposals appear vague and fall short of impact due to his lack of detail and experience.