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Results:
Date count run18 Oct 2019
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running8
Available position1
Total ballots88
Valid votes88
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Ebrahim Raja Charlotte Rose Wilkinson-Burnett Arin Moskofian Delilah Wallbank Chun Cho Andrew Lee Spasiana Dimitrova RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 10.00 3.00 14.00 2.00 34.00 18.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 44.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 44.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 10.00 14.00 36.00 18.00 8.00 2.00 0.00 43.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Charlotte Rose Wilkinson-Burnett, Delilah Wallbank, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 43.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 11.00 15.00 39.00 19.00 4.00 0.00 42.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Spasiana Dimitrova. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 42.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
4 15.00 41.00 22.00 10.00 2.00 39.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Ebrahim Raja. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 39.00. Candidate Chun Cho has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Chun Cho.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Ebrahim Raja
Hi, my name is Ebrahim Raja and I’m standing for the position of Hall Rep at Astor College. I’m very hardworking and committed to making Astor the best UCL accommodation (if it isn’t already).
As a sociable person, I’m keen on organising more events that utilise our common room and involve as many people as possible. We could have a bimonthly movie night, Astor barbecue or any other events you guys suggest. People have expressed interest in a pool table, foosball and table tennis and I am very keen to make some of these a reality. I’d love to take on board any ideas from all of you and rest assured, I will always be open to listening to what you have to say. In terms of the maintenance of the building, as your Hall Rep I would make every effort to resolve any issues and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Whether it be your leaky showers, the out of service lifts or dysfunctional kitchens.
One more thing, unlike the Astor/Papa John’s pizza, I won’t deliver just empty promises. Thanks for taking the time to read my manifesto and feel free to email me at ebrahim.raja.19@ucl.ac.uk.
Spasiana Dimitrova
As Gabriella and Troy once said: `We’re all in this together…`. All of us are in the same boat when it comes to living at Astor. My name is Spasiana Dimitrova and I am running for the position of Hall Rep. I’ll make it my priority to always be there to address any issues that you have, whether they are related to the heating system, clogged toilets or non-working stoves. I’ll also make sure there is a smooth communication between the students and the staff at Astor.
Bonus points: I am often on social media, so you`ll get a quick reply from me. 😉
To-do list:
• discuss the topic of cleanness and propose to have the kitchens cleaned more than once a week
• add a pool table, arcade game or anything else you might propose
• organise social events in the Common room such as Beer Pong, Bake off-s and other cool stuff
If you choose me for your Hall Rep, I promise you we’ll spend an amazing year here and soon Astor will fell like our home for the next couple of months. If you have any questions regarding my nomination or just want to chat, you can always find me in 63K or room 638.
Chun Cho
Wagwarn my Astor College bredrin. I stand for hall rep not to promise impractical ideas, but to represent our college’s view as a whole by implementing realistic changes. Listed below are a select few of my proposals:

1 ) Shuttle Bus:
- Free weekly minibuses chartered to and from Camden Town Lidl to promote budget friendly shopping.

2) Socials:
- Extra-collegiate activities: Sign-up sheets to locations such as the National Gallery and Tate Modern for you to link with like-minded “Astorians” and go on wild excursions.

- Intercollegiate activities: Bi-monthly themed events such as a “Come-as-your-favourite-meme-night” and a “Kitchen-crawl” to promote interfloor mixing, in addition to a Winter Ball.

3) Bins:
- Larger bins to reduce overflow

- More frequent bin collections in kitchens

- Get rid of the stanky odour that haunts the lift lobby (some febreze ain’t hard).

4) Efficient Maintenance:
- Aim to ensure maintenance issues (such as a broken lift (or 2)) are solved within 2 days

I look forward to helping turn your first year of university into a banging year. I’m always available for a cuppa, so swing by 44K (room 444) anytime my g’s.

If you’re intrigued and excited by at least one of my ideas, drop us a cheeky vote ;)
Delilah Wallbank
Our accommodation is too damn expensive! I am committed to campaigning to reduce the rent in all student halls at UCL, especially in Astor college.

I will also speak on your behalf to UCL residences on any issues that you may have. From broken lifts to tiny kitchens. While I may not be able to solve all our problems, I will do my best to make Astor a great place to live.

Additionally, I intend to organise more social events so we can get to know each other better as a hall.
Charlotte Rose Wilkinson-Burnett
I’m Charlotte, a Medical Science student and I’m extremely excited to be running as a representative for our remarkable new residence, Astor College! Having previously been an academic college representative, I will strive to be the finest bridge between Astor residents and UCL residences, ensuring our voices are heard in order to achieve the desired changes. Whilst we are so privileged to live in such a beautiful building, undoubtably, there are several issues needing to be addressed, which I will endeavour to achieve;

i. Ensure that students with accessibility requirements have access to reasonable room adaptations prior to arrival and adequate access to all facilities throughout Astor College, making certain that all residents, disabled or not have access the same experience.

ii. Make certain that building maintenance issues, such as electrical faults and plumbing matters causing disruption and inconvenience to residents are dealt with swiftly and effectively, minimising any disruptive impact.

iii. Introduce a strong sense of community engagement through social events, guaranteeing a feeling of unity and sense of belonging.

iv. Introduce an anonymous method of raising concerns or providing feedback to be liaised to residences, without the fear regarding any potential negative implications.
Arin Moskofian
My sole interest in this campaign and this opportunity as hall rep is to be a voice for my hall mates and contribute to improvements in their welfare. I am suitable because I have acquainted myself with lots of people at Astor, despite only being here for 2 weeks, having already hosted a couple social events in our common room. Also, I believe I have the skills required to be a hall rep. I am already involved in student societies, including the Live Music society where I will be performing at Mully’s. I have also been recently appointed to the committee in Armenian Society as Society Development Executive. This is illustrative of my desire to grow with the UCL community, and my transferrable skills. Finally, as someone who has a background of living both internationally and in the UK, I strongly feel I can connect with most people from all backgrounds, which will be beneficial for a role in student welfare.

Priorities if elected:

1) More transparency between students and receptionists. I have already received complaints from students having been treated unjustly by the receptionists regarding collection of post/ packages and the stay of guests.
2) Introduce an online platform to voice any queries, discontent or ideas that students at Astor may have, so action can be taken to ensure improvements at Astor, and a pleasant environment for all.
3) Increased use of the common room; we are fortunate to have a huge common room and it is being slightly neglected. Implementation of a pool table or foosball table would help make it more of a lively social spot.
4) Monthly themed socials with permission of staff, to create increased community and inclusivity at Astor.


Andrew Lee
I am running for Hall Rep of Astor because I believe that the Astor management team need to be held accountable over this next year.

As a newly built building, there are bound to be teething problems, but if they negatively impact upon its residents, something needs to be done about it.

Ultimately, Astor is not what we were told it would be. It lacks several of the facilities advertised to us and until last weekend didn’t even have laundry facilities. Despite this, there was no compensation offered at all to the residences from the Hall Management. I will try to change this.

I have already dealt with major miscommunication issues from Astor College, for instance, the 2PM / 9AM check-in confusion. The email clarifying this on the Wednesday before we moved in was because I pushed the Management Team to properly clarify this.

If elected, I will create more opportunities for collaboration and I will create an open-platform conversation on what Astor should be.

I believe that as the first residents of Astor, we can shape the reputation of Astor for the future. With your help, I can make a meaningful and positive impact on this reputation.