Students Representative Council



Interview and manifesto analysis: Kate Powell – SRC Presidential Candidate (unopposed)

27th February 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter Manifesto Analysis  Powell’s manifesto states that there needs to be a ranking system for landlords, in order that students can avoid landlords with poor reputations and poor private accommodation in general. When pressed about the university’s own accommodation problems, such as rents and quality, Powell claimed that there was an improved relationship ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Lauren “Shoogle” McDougall – SRC Vice President Student Support candidate 

27th February 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor Manifesto Analysis The main focus of Lauren “Shoogle” McDougall’s manifesto is on student-led support initiatives, which is encouraging, given her acknowledgement of the increased strain being put upon student services, under “increased pressure and flatlining budgets”. Her solutions, therefore, are to emphasise what can be done by students and foste...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Tia Manavis – SRC Vice President Student Support candidate

27th February 2017

Katy Scott News Editor Manifesto Analysis Tia Manavis’ manifesto focuses heavily on ideas that cater to the individual well-being of each student and addresses the familiar problem of engagement. However, given the current budget restraints of the SRC, the viability of actually enacting all of these well-meaning initiatives is questionable. Manavis emphasises that she will ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Pritasha Kariappa – SRC Vice President Student Activities candidate (unopposed)

27th February 2017

Holly Sloey  Reporter Manifesto Analysis Pritasha Kariappa is set to be the SRC’s next Vice President of Student Activities, as she is running for election unopposed. Currently the Charities, Clubs and Societies Officer, Kariappa has some experience on the SRC and has worked closely with current VP of Student Activities, Mhairi Harris, throughout the year ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Ali Bahtti – SRC Vice President Education candidate

27th February 2017

Hamish Morrison Investigations Editor Manifesto Analysis If Ali Bhatti is running in good faith, he seems well-intentioned, although ill-informed and impressively under-qualified. If he’s not, the joke isn’t particularly funny. The most disturbing thing about Bhatti’s manifesto is the numerous Trump references littered throughout. His insistence that the slogans “#make lectures recorded ag...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Hannah-May Todd – SRC Vice President Education candidate

27th February 2017

Katy Scott News Editor Manifesto Analysis Hannah-May Todd’s manifesto offers a mixture of annual unsolved problems and popular new ideas. Todd’s proposal of a 24-hour access study zone is ambitious, yet her investigation on the matter has proven that it may in fact be feasible. This zone would cater to those with atypical schedules and ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Jenny Benson – SRC Vice President Education candidate

27th February 2017

Austen Shakespeare Reporter Manifesto Analysis The SRC (Student Representative Council) VP for education candidate stressed the importance of academic workshops where staff and students could come together to discuss issues. Benson has already run a workshop with staff and students and wishes to build on this. However, there were still issues including attendance as not ...


Interview and manifesto analysis: Thaïs Ramdani – SRC Vice President Student Support candidate

27th February 2017

Kate Snowdon Editor Manifesto Analysis Current Gender Equality Officer Thaïs Ramdani is running for Vice President Student Support (VPSS), largely on the strength of her impressive achievements in her current role. However, whilst these achievements speak volumes to her dedication to her current role, her plans for the position of VPSS remain somewhat vague. Ramdani’s ...