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Lewis Wood elected Students’ Association President

Last night, Lewis Wood was elected Students’ Association President with a total of 1,793 votes. His opponent, Lewis Campbell, received 619 votes. In an interview with The Saint, Mr Wood said, “I absolutely love this place, and everything I said while campaigning was so heartfelt.” Mr Wood’s victory follows an intense week of campaigning by both Association President candidates. Whereas...

Elections 2017

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SRC rejects anti-Trump petition

The Joint Councils of the St Andrews Students’ Association have made a statement endorsing the values of a student-led petition condemning US President Donald Trump and his controversial executive order on immigration while also deciding not to formally endorse the petition itself. The petition was started following recent protests Mr Trump in St Andrews and is specifically opposed to his...

Lewis Campbell’s campaign cited for “negative campaigning”

On Tuesday, Lewis Campbell, a candidate for Students’ Association President, was issued a formal warning by the Association Elections Committee for “negative campaigning (which could be interpreted as a personal attack).” Mr Campbell was nominated for the position of Association President on Friday 24 February and launched his campaign Saturday afternoon in accordance with election rules. He is running...

Manifesto analysis: Lewis Campbell, Association President

Mr Campbell’s policy ideas are certainly unique, but they lack feasibility, likely due to his lack of experience in student politics. It is difficult to imagine much of Mr Campbell’s manifesto coming to fruition if he is elected.   Accommodation Mr Campbell’s accommodation policy seems to be one of his most eccentric ideas. He proposes the creation of a student-led...

Manifesto analysis: Lewis Wood, Association President

Thanks to his experience engaging with the student body in a wide variety of roles over the past three years, Mr Wood is qualified to fill the position of Association President next year. Accommodation Mr Wood states that the priority of his accommodation agenda will be to provide “high-quality, low-cost” beds in town through the expansion of University-managed properties. Whilst University-managed...

Manifesto analysis: Joe Grimeh, Director of Events and Services

Events Mr Grimeh hopes to improve the overall quality of the Union’s events and create new events for students to enjoy. His manifesto introduces the idea of “breaking the bubble” buses that would transport students to and from out-of-town destinations at night. This idea could be feasible; however, it would depend heavily on the cost of each bus ticket and...

Manifesto analysis: Charlotte Flatley, Director of Student Development and Activities

Director of Student Development and Activities candidate Charlotte Flatley sets out a succinct and impressive manifesto. Thanks to her year as SSC broadcasting officer, Ms Flatley puts real emphasis on looking out for those who might be slightly outside of the mainstream, such as mature students and those interested in careers such as arts and media. Ms Flatley’s three main...

Elections 2017 – Hall Hustings

The Saint live blogs the various hustings taking place in student halls for sabbatical candidates.

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...