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Manifesto Analysis: Caroline Christie, candidate for Director of Student Development Activites

Caroline Christie is the sole candidate running for Director of Student Development and Activities (DoSDA) this year. As Festival Director of On the Rocks, Ms Christie has valuable management skills and experience which arguably set her in good stead for the position. Her policies show good knowledge of Union affairs and the responsibilities of the DoSDA. Ms Christie’s manifesto highlights three...

Manifesto Analysis: Taryn O’Connor, candidate for Director of Events and Services

Taryn O’Connor is a candidate for the role of Director of Events and Services, and she has outlined four key policies which she hopes to implement in the event of her election. Freshers’ Week O’Connor’s first policy is to re-vamp Freshers’ week, to create a better experience for St Andrews students. She wants to “provide more diversified acts,” such as...

Manifesto Analysis: Sina Dashtebozorgy, candidate for Director of Events and Services

On the whole, Mr Dashtebozorgy’s manifesto, while clearly containing some good ideas, does not appear to be fully thought out and does not completely stand up to scrutiny. Welfare The first part of Mr Dashtebozorgy’s plan is to assist the DoRep in promoting messages about student welfare throughout the union. Saying he believes he can be of “great help,” in...

Manifesto Analysis: Ben Peddie, candidate for AU President

The campaigns slogan “Ready, Steady, Peddie” is already enough to persuade you to read more about Ben Peddie and his plans if elected as AU President. Opening up by explaining the legacy of the university and how “Future generations of students will reflect on this era as the most exciting and dynamic period in the 600-year sporting history of...

Current Sabbaticals

Current Sabbatical Officers Association President: Pat Mathewson           Report card (to be published) Reflection letter (to be published)   Director of Representation: Joe Tantillo             Report card Reflection letter   Director of Student Development and Activities: Kyle Blain             Report card Reflection letter   Director of Events and Services: Chris MacRae             Report card Reflection letter    Athletic Union President: Sarah Thompson             Report card Reflection letter

Association elections 2016: Candidates

Sabbatical Officers Association President Charlotte Andrew           Manifesto analysis and interview Annie Newman           Manifesto analysis and interview Director of Representation Hazel Adams           Manifesto analysis and interview Jack Carr           Manifesto analysis and interview Director of Student Development and Activities Caroline Christie           Manifesto analysis and interview  Director of Events and Services Sina Dashtebozorgy           Manifesto analysis and interview Taryn O'Connor           Manifesto analysis and interview Athletic Union President Ben Peddie           Manifesto analysis and interview Association Officers Association Chair: Sigrid Jorgensen, Omar Ali Community relations officer: Jessica Whitley, Aine Bennett, Jamie...

Your Union elections 2016: the rules and regulations

Eligibility Who can run for election? Any matriculated St Andrews student can be nominated for any position as long as they are not currently banned from the Union building and have no outstanding personal debts to the Association. There are extra requirements for various positions, including the AU president, who must have been on a committee of one of the AU’s constituent...

Guide to SRC positions

Accommodation officer Current position holder:  Alexandre Ciric Position description: It is as far reaching and as wide as you want to make it. The accommodation officer helps to produce a ‘How to Rent Guide’ and attends certain meetings, but it’s really up to you in terms of what you take on. SRC member without portfolio Position description: The role is to liaise with all SSC Officers and...

The Saint’s guide to SSC positions

SSC charities officer Current position holder: Amy Christison Position description: The SSC charities officer (also known as the Charities Campaign convenor) oversees the Charities Campaign. They plan and chair the Charities Campaign’s public and executive meetings, oversee the Campaign’s subcommittees (such as Race2 and RAG Week) and support the Committee, which consists of over 30 members. On a wider scale, they represent...

“My term as AU President has been a steep learning curve, but one of the best things I’ve done”

It seems bizarre that this time two years ago, I had no idea where I’d be! My plans were in the hands of St Andrews students, and despite 5 years of undergraduate, I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the Bubble. Elections week was a bit of a blur to be honest – I’d been involved in campaigns during...