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Results:
Date count run18 Oct 2019
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available positions4
Total ballots135
Valid votes135
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Elly Chaw Melissa Hanger Megan McKee Conrad Woolley RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 32.00 47.00 28.00 27.00 1.00 0.00 26.00 27.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 27.00. Candidates Elly Chaw, Melissa Hanger, Megan McKee, and Conrad Woolley have reached the threshold and are elected.

Winners are Elly Chaw, Melissa Hanger, Megan McKee, and Conrad Woolley.

Number of vacancies: 4

Candidates

Conrad Woolley
During my time at UCL, sport has acted as a massive part, both playing sport and getting involved in socials. As a result of this sport at UCL is a passion of mine and something I would very much like to be part of to do my best to further improve. I am eager, keen and borderline annoyingly persistent to try and get what I (or this this case you) would want. Having had a committee position in the Football team I am very aware that contacting the union and asking for change can prove very challenging, so I would love to be able to offer more support to the Sports clubs so they really get their thoughts not only heard but also actioned. In addition to this, as a medic I have often felt that the UCL and RUMS sports have been very much isolated from each other, and think it would be beneficial for both to have more of a connection between the two.
Elly Chaw
Hello there! My name is Elly and I am a third-year BA English student. This year, I am the President of UCL Hiking Club, which was UCL’s largest sports club last year with close to 400 members (and I was Vice-President at that time).

I am running for the Sports Non-Portfolio Representative position because I want to be the voice of non-competitive sports clubs at UCL. Being from the Hiking Club, we are not only one of the non-competitive sports clubs but also the club with one of the highest numbers of postgraduates. In the club, we are always inclusive regardless of degree level, race, age, and ability level. And I want to bring this spirit of inclusivity into the wider UCL context, for you.

I want to make sports accessible to everyone of all abilities – and emphasise on the fact that sports need not to be competitive; it can be fun and leisurely. I also want to focus on the importance of well-being in sports clubs especially when it is easy for one to feel pressured or marginalised in sports settings.

Hence, if you’d like to see a safer space in sports clubs, please vote for me! Thank you!
Megan McKee
This year I am the President of UCL Netball Club and also the Student Sports Administrator for TeamUCL. Therefore, I am very familiar with the running of the Student Union, and from both a club committee member and staff perspective, I am aware of the challenges faced. Both positions also demonstrate my leadership, communication and organisational skills which I believe are vital to this role.

As a sports non-portfolio representative, I would encourage continual outreach to social, affiliate and postgrad players and encourage student feedback on all of the different activities ran throughout the year so that we know what can be improved and how we can get more students involved. I’d also like to focus on increasing the club/society-students union relationship by discussing ways in which invoices and contracts from presidents/treasurers could be dealt with by student union staff separately from other general enquiries so that it is more efficient for staff to respond to them.

TeamUCL is a core aspect of my UCL experience, and I would love the opportunity to play a part in improving its structure and outreach.
Melissa Hanger
As a fourth-year medical student, I understand the importance of sport, as a well-needed break from studying that has a great impact on physical and mental wellbeing, and on friendships. I have been a member of various clubs and I have seen that for certain sports, there are limited opportunities to get involved. As president of UCL Volleyball Club this year, I have been able to implement changes that have increased opportunities to play volleyball, for beginners and experienced players alike. However, we still cannot accommodate everyone at UCL who is interested in playing volleyball. This is something that I am very passionate about trying to change, for all sports clubs within UCL! I believe increased access to sports would hugely benefit our large student population. In order to achieve this overall goal of increasing sporting opportunities for UCL students, I aim to do the following:
• Encourage discussion for additional facilities in central London to increase playing time for our societies
• Implement sustainable methods to increase resources available to our clubs
• Introduce regular sessions to help sports players become coaches in their sport, to increase student-run beginner sessions
• Implementing systems to better-integrate welfare into sports clubs
• Encourage greater inter-sport interaction