Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Saint live blogs the various hustings taking place in student halls for sabbatical candidates.
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...
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...
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...
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...