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Manifesto analysis: Zachary Davis, Director of Education

Based on his qualifications, current role as school of chemistry president, and proposed actions if elected, Mr Davis appears to be a well-rounded candidate for the newly created Director of Education position. Education This is Mr Davis’s clearest focus, based not only on the description of the position but also his diverse proposals.  Mr Davis seems to have a strong working...

Manifesto analysis: Jose Orellana, Director of Events and Services

Theme Weeks Mr Orellana hopes to expand the Bop’s theme to encompass the entire week, with the Bop itself being the climax. As part of this initiative, he would create a cocktail and discount drinks that relate to the theme. Decorations would also be placed in the Main Bar on a weekly basis, allowing students to “view Mondays with the...

Manifesto analysis: Hannah Jacobs, Director of Events and Services

Freshers’ Week Ms Jacobs cites her experience as ENTs Convenor in last year’s Freshers' Week, which was one of the most financially successful yet. As DoES, she would maintain crowd favourites such as the Bop and Clan Warfare while diversifying with “guests, comedy, ceilidhs, and live music.” In an interview with The Saint, Ms Jacobs explained, “I have seen hundreds...

Manifesto analysis: Tom Abbott, AU President

As a fifth-year chemistry student, AU Presidential hopeful Tom Abbott has certainly seen what sport at this University involves, and he believes this sets him in good stead for the position. Several years on the Cricket Club committee have shown Tom the inner workings of a University sports club, and he also has experience collaborating with the AU: previously, he...

Manifesto analysis: Ellie Robson, AU President

Whilst there are no catchy slogans to embrace during the campaigning season, the content of Ellie Robson’s manifesto is more than enough to make you pay attention. Ms Robson says she is “dedicated to improving the experience of University sport for all students” and claims that she has the “fresh outlook” necessary to achieve this. Inextricably linked to this is...

Manifesto analysis: Claire Shirey, Director of Wellbeing

The director of wellbeing position encapsulates everything Claire Shirey has worked towards in her university career. In an interview with The Saint, Ms Shirey explained, “I really care about everything that this position stands for. I had a tough time when I first came to St Andrews. I felt like it was difficult to meet people and it was...

Nominations for 2017 student elections open

Nominations for Students' Association officers and academic representatives open Monday 20 February at 9 am. Elected positions include sabbatical, Association, SSC, and SRC officers, as well as school presidents and departmental convenors. This year marks the introduction of two new sabbatical officers: Director of Education and Director of Wellbeing. Previously, education and wellbeing fell under the Director of Representation's remit. Candidates for DoEd...

Report card: Association President Charlotte Andrew

Charlotte Andrew’s period as Association President has been one of tumultuous change both within the University and outside of it. While aiming to fulfil her manifesto promises, she also had to contend with Brexit's challenge to British higher education. As the main link between the Students’ Association and the University, Ms Andrew also took on the role of welcoming...

Report card: AU President Ben Peddie

A little under a year ago, Ben Peddie was elected Athletic Union president with the campaign slogan "Ready, Steady, Peddie." As election season begins once again, The Saint looks back on Mr Peddie's time in the position. Continuity Mr Peddie has provided a steady hand for the Athletic Union this year. His tenure began with difficulties regarding the foundations of the Sports Centre, but Mr Peddie...

Reflections from the sabbs: Jack Carr

After six years, I have been asked to write this letter of reflection. Six years in St Andrews which have changed me fundamentally are obviously hard to summarise. St Andrews is the place which allowed me to come out and embrace my identity, which has a strength of community which saved me from the depths of a serious health...