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Date count run18 Oct 2019
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running9
Available positions4
Total ballots642
Valid votes642
Invalid votes0


Round David Ruttenberg Aardra Chandra Mouli Jan Stenkiewicz-Witeska Girish Kumar Aimee Connolly Vlad Dinu Tishuana Mullings Kasia Oberc RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 102.00 65.00 60.00 58.00 93.00 67.00 133.00 54.00 10.00 0.00 4.60 128.40
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 128.40. Candidate Tishuana Mullings has reached the threshold and is elected. Candidates have surplus votes, but since candidates can be safely eliminated, the transfer of surplus votes will be delayed and candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 103.00 65.00 60.00 58.00 93.00 67.00 133.00 54.00 9.00 4.60 126.15
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Candidates have surplus votes so surplus votes will be transferred for the next round.
3 103.40 65.90 60.65 58.35 93.85 67.40 128.40 54.70 9.35 0.00 126.07
Count after transferring surplus votes from Tishuana Mullings . No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
4 111.40 70.90 64.65 61.35 102.85 70.40 128.40 0.70 31.35 0.00 120.57
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 2 of eliminating Kasia Oberc . Transferred votes with value 1.00.
4 111.50 71.10 64.65 61.35 102.90 70.45 128.40 31.65 0.00 120.49
Count after substage 2 of 2 of eliminating Kasia Oberc . Transferred votes with value 0.05. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
5 117.50 79.10 69.65 0.35 106.90 77.45 128.40 62.65 0.00 111.15
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 2 of eliminating Girish Kumar. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Candidate David Ruttenberg has reached the threshold and is elected.
5 117.50 79.20 69.70 107.00 77.45 128.40 62.75 0.00 111.12
Count after substage 2 of 2 of eliminating Girish Kumar. Transferred votes with value 0.05. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
6 117.50 88.20 0.70 117.00 91.45 128.40 98.75 0.00 90.18
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 2 of eliminating Jan Stenkiewicz-Witeska. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Candidate Aimee Connolly has reached the threshold and is elected. Candidate Vlad Dinu has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winners are David Ruttenberg, Aimee Connolly, Vlad Dinu, and Tishuana Mullings .

Number of vacancies: 4


Girish Kumar
Student voices are essential in shaping the future of education, especially in this age of technical advancements. My name is Girish Kumar and I am a 2nd year Medical Student!
As a Student Trustee, it would be my primary aim to ensure that the Union provides an effective platform for students to voice their concerns. I aim to further engage the student population with decision making at the Union, in order to make the Union a more democratic and inclusive community. I also want to ensure the long term sustainability of the Union so that it continues to deliver services to students.
Being an international student currently in my second year, I believe I am well-suited to represent students both who are in the process of making London and UCL their home, and those who have studied at UCL for some time. Having been part of a myriad of societies and taken up administrative roles right from my first year, I hope to bring fruitful results to the table through the experience I have gathered.
At the end of the day, I wish to sculpt student satisfaction through upholding the guiding principles - placing the student body at its core!
Aimee Connolly
Hi everyone! I'm Aimee and I am a Postgrad student, doing an MSc in Public Policy. I have a great interest in governance and the student experience, so I would love to be one of your Student Trustees! I currently work for Students' Union UCL in the Leadership, Development and Change team and I have much prior experience in Students' Unions, as I was the full-time Education Officer in Trinity College Dublin Students' Union last year, after having been involved for four years prior.

I will ensure that decisions made at the Board of Trustee meetings have your best interests at heart and that we act with integrity and consider all students in our decisions. I believe this role to be a very important undertaking, as accountability and stability are key to the success of the Union and I promise to be a strong voice on behalf of students.
Vlad Dinu
As a Student Trustee I will have one main goal:
Ensuring that EU students' rights and wellbeing will be looked-after following Brexit.

It is a turbulent time for EU students, as there is a lot of uncertainty caused by Brexit. In times like this we need good representation to make sure we get the support we will need.
David Ruttenberg
I am a distance-learning, postgraduate student. I am also a mid-career, entrepreneur, GRAMMY Music Producer, Amazon best-selling author and newly minted PhD research candidate.

Your vote for me as Student Trustee is important—not for my resumé or ego—but for your betterment.


I am grateful to have myriad successes over 56 years on this planet. Now, I am singularly devoted to contributing to others (learn more at

As a former CEO, officer and board member for various university and professional organizations, I offer you someone who will:

• Listen and respond to your needs—whether you’re local, international or at a distance.
• Provide you with mentorship/leadership by leveraging 35+ years of management, governance and P/L responsibility.
• Represent your interests to those in senior positions at UCL enabling you to secure the highest quality of student life possible.

There is no deficiency of financial, educational or institutional promises made to you this election by those who may not have the heritage, capacity or honorable means to deliver.

With your objectives in mind, I request not only your vote—I solicit your thoughts, ideas and beliefs about how your experience at UCL can be made the best possible.

Thank you.
Jan Stenkiewicz-Witeska
Hi, I’m Jan, a second-year pharmacology student running for the student trustee. As the name suggests, trustee is the person you can actually trust in making the right decisions when supervising the Union’s actions. I’m aware of numerous doubts that students have about the Union’s actions: whether the budget is used properly and their policies can actually improve the quality of students’ life or not.
I want to change it!
As a former academic rep, I’m an expert on the rules that govern the Union. I will fulfil the trustee’s role by giving the highest possible attention to details and scrutinies – exactly the same as I would when working on science. Finally, I’m bold enough to bring up any potential misgovernance or abuse to the table, which might threaten the fulfilment of the Union’s role as the guarantor of the best possible student experience. I am and, if elected, will always be here to listen to you. I’m on campus 4-5 days a week, so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to message me on Facebook or email me at .
Aardra Chandra Mouli

I’m Aardra, an MRes/PhD student at the UCL School of Management.

I am running for the position of student trustee on the board of our Students’ Union because:

• I am very, very interested in representing our student population
• As an international PG student, I believe I can be an effective, engaged representative of the student community at UCL
• I want to help our Union access and generate more funding, which will mean better facilities and support for us, as students
• As a PhD candidate, I hope to contribute to continuity of the role and responsibilities, if elected
• As an entrepreneur and founder of a 5-year-old start-up, I have knowledge and experience of being on the board of an organisation, which I can leverage, if elected

Please vote for me here:
Voting Period: 14th to 18th October 2019
Tishuana Mullings
Making your voice matter is my business. Making sure your issues are processed is my objective. Your interests are mine! Advocating for others is my life purpose. Student governance has been a passion since high school through to undergrad. I served in an oversight position for the student union and Faculty Rep amongst other roles at Northern Caribbean University where I did my undergrad. I believe in servant leadership. This this passion prevail. I am looking forward to ensure you, UCL students, my extended family away from home continues to have a student union that is simply F-A-B-ulous:
FINANCIALLY-SOUND: Generates income and carefully spend in your interest
ACCOUNTABLE: Open, transparent and made up officers who are approachable and responsible
BOLD: Facilitate inclusion and engagement and not afraid to speak up for our rights as students
To serve you well, I will:
1. Ensure you have an educational system/institution that meets your needs
2. Be an ear that listens to your issues/needs and ensure the student union’s plans accordingly
3. Connect with student trustees across universities in London to garner ideas for your best experience at on campus and in London generally.
Learn more about me in the attached document.
Kasia Oberc
As a mature student with corporate experience in managerial positions, I have the skills required to make your voices heard. No gimmicks, no clichés. I pledge to apply my organisational, interpersonal and financial abilities to looking after our interests as students and our UCL, and to stay true to the values of a free, inclusive and diverse society. Together, we can build a better space for learning for us and future generations.