Ms Schmeling’s manifesto opens with the aim to increase live music events in St Andrews by providing a platform for local student performers and reaching out to larger acts.
Though larger acts would boost St Andrews’ music scene, Ms Schmeling does not comment on how she intends to fund these performances, which could prove difficult depending on how big the acts are.
To help societies and students get more from the Union spaces, Ms Schmeling intends to increase their versatility and collaborate with the DoSDA to help societies organise events which get the best out of the space the Union building offers.
Ms Schmeling wants there to be direct discourse between the DoES and the student body to implement “an easy feedback loop”.
A more direct and efficient feedback system than anonymous online posts could prove valuable to improving Your Union events. However, Ms Schmeling is vague about how she plans to establish said feedback loop and how viable it will be to take on so many queries, claiming that she wants to “hear from everyone”.
Concluding her manifesto, Ms Schmeling focuses on improving the safety of students. She intends to introduce regular self-defense classes and consent workshops as well as implement further security precautions for the Union to make nights out feel safer.
While this is important, Ms Schmeling does not elaborate on how feasible regular classes and further security will be.
Ms Schmeling presents a positive set of aims but her manifesto lacks detail about the viability and funding of many of her policies.