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Student Officers
Voting closed 7 months ago.
Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1

Count and results

Date count run 08 Mar 2019
Election rules ERS97 STV
Candidates running 3
Available position 1
Total ballots 191
Valid votes 191
Invalid votes 0


Round Vladimir Kalinovskiy Zohar Mendzelevski-Steinberg RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Quota
1 99.00 81.00 11.00 0.00 3.50 95.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 95.50. Candidate Vladimir Kalinovskiy has reached the Quota and is elected.

Winner is Vladimir Kalinovskiy.


Vladimir Kalinovskiy

Vladimir Kalinovskiy
Why are you standing?: 

Hi, I am Vladimir Kalinovskiy and I have a hearing disability. Last year, I was a Campaign Officer but I believe that I can achieve more for disabled students at the Disabled Students’ Officer position.

Last year I have advised Student Union on how to make Freshers Fair more accessible and if I win elections I will make sure that the requirements are met. Moreover, I have created a survey that should improve the communication between disabled students and UCL, which will be out soon.

If elected I will strive to:

• Improve current Network for Disabled students, by increasing the quality of the events and provide and making it more visible.

•Develop a guide for fresher disabled students to help them settle in UCL

• Develop special training for societies/staff members on supporting disabled students

• Improve the recognition of SORA by academic departments of study, so they can provide better support

I strongly believe that these aims will help us, students with disabilities, because proper communication is key for adequate help. Moreover, many students do not declare disability, because of a possibility of prejudice and discrimination, so raising awareness will make community more welcoming.

Thank you for reading my manifesto and feel free contact me, if you have any questions about my ideas. My email:

Zohar Mendzelevski-Steinberg

Zohar Mendzelevski-Steinberg
Why are you standing?: 

I'm running for Disabled Students' Officer because I believe we need active representation, solidarity and a more connected community. This year I was the LGBT+ Network Disabled Students' Representative, and found it a deeply fulfilling role where I hosted zine-making socials, advocated on disabled students' behalf and began curating a disabled students' zine to facilitate self-expression, awareness and cross-communal support.

I want to do more. I believe that as disabled and chronically ill people we gain a lot from self-identifying and coming together, discussing our experiences and ideas. 20% of the world are disabled, and yet we are often sidelined.

I want to raise the profile of disability advocacy at UCL and ensure that disabled students' voices are heard - nothing about us without us. I want to advocate for more accessible facilities and transparent financial support, as well as for the rights of students with mental health conditions. I will promote resources signposting to disabled students the support we can receive and run networking events so that we can connect, relax and raise points for collective and individual action.

I want to prioritise your voice, so I would love to receive feedback and suggestions from you throughout the year!