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Date count run18 Oct 2019
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots101
Valid votes101
Invalid votes0


Round Dory Ghanem Sophie Surr Laura Ihm RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 53.00 20.00 26.00 2.00 0.00 2.50 50.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 50.50. Candidate Dory Ghanem has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Dory Ghanem.

Number of vacancies: 1


Dory Ghanem
Hello, I’m Dory Anthony, a 2nd year medical student running for Faculty Representative for Medical Sciences. Since starting at UCL I’ve noticed some students have really valued their time here, and others long for change, so…
My pledges:
- Increase mental health support for students by aiming to introduce an anonymous service where concerns can be raised, and by increasing awareness and accessibility for existing support offered.
- The Medical School this year introduced a curriculum map which summarised all the content that is covered – I would aim to expand this valuable tool to all departments of the faculty, together with broadening the map’s uses. This would support students in their learning and prevent surprises come exam season.
- I also aim to bridge the gap within the departments in Medical Sciences to produce a more sociable environment where ideas can be exchanged, and friendships made.
- I would intend to ensure there are more career-related activities in order to allow students guidance as they progress towards graduation.
- Host meetings with other reps and general faculty members at least once per month to allow everyone a fair say on how the academics of the faculty is run.
Sophie Surr
Hi, my name is Sophie and I want to be your Faculty Representative for Medical Sciences.

I am a third year Medical Sciences and Engineering student, who has taken an active role in improving student satisfaction through being the Lead Academic Representative in the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, and a Student Ambassador. These roles have enabled me to understand the importance of effective communication between student and staff, and equipped me with skills needed to initiate solutions to problems raised by students. Despite some improvements being made, more still needs to be done so that we can get the most out of our time here!

If elected, I want to:

• Create a more centralised platform for students to give feedback throughout their modules, thereby allowing for each student’s voice to be heard and more specific solutions to be made.

• Have more information about the various career pathways available to us and how to achieve our career aims, and also invite more guest speakers to inspire us with the work they do.

• Improve communication with administrative staff so that all relevant information is relayed back to us in sufficient time, including exam timetables.

Together, we can make a change!
Laura Ihm
I am running as Faculty Rep for Medical Sciences because my experiences as an undergraduate allow me to understand and act upon the issues of new and current undergraduates. From working as a Transition Mentor to being part of the Muay Thai Committee, I understand how important it is that everyone is heard and taken seriously. As a Faculty Rep I would work closely with the students to make sure our concerns are recognised and acted upon! I very much enjoy my degree and want to work towards creating a climate where all students are thriving and passionate about learning.

Should I be elected as Rep I will intend to:
- Ensure all lecture material is available and accessible as soon as possible
- Make sure we as students receive more detailed, timely, helpful, and personal feedback on our work
- Work towards more transparency about how student feedback about the course is implemented
- Organise opportunities for career oriented talks and events
- Create a closer relationship between lecturers and students and relate the course to ongoing research in the department
- Raise more awareness about taking care of mental health especially during exam season