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Student Officers
Voting closed 9 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 2132
Valid votes 2132
Invalid votes 0


Round Ilyas Benmouna Samuel Barnes RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Quota
1 1007.00 991.00 134.00 0.00 0.00 1066.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 1066.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 1030.00 1019.00   83.00 5.50 1024.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 1024.50. Candidate Ilyas Benmouna has reached the Quota and is elected.

Winner is Ilyas Benmouna.


Ilyas Benmouna

Ilyas Benmouna
Why are you standing?: 

My name is Ilyas and i'm a second year Mathematics and Physics student at UCL. Throughout my first 2 years at UCL, I have attended and joined a wide range of different societies including Arabsoc, Banglasoc, iSoc, Red Star FC, Friends of Palestine etc. I have learnt how these societies run and learnt about the different struggles they face. I want to become your new societies officer to help ease these struggles and make sure that more societies are given the correct facilities and funding to make your time at UCL the best it could possibly be. One thing I want to improve on currently as your new societies officer is the communication between the society presidents and treasures with the sabbatical officers. I also want to make it easier for societies to bring in external speakers on shorter notice, making it easier for world class speakers to come and speak at UCL. I hope that my time as societies officer will encourage many new and current societies to flourish and provide the best possible experience for the students here at UCL!

Additional document/poster: 

Samuel Barnes

Samuel Barnes
Why are you standing?: 

UCL has its priorities wrong. The university is placing less and less importance on the wellbeing of its students. In responding to this, societies can play a part. This can take the form of supporting new societies which promote outreach and discussion. If I were to be elected Societies Officer, I would guarantee that new and established societies have the opportunity to support their members and the UCL community.

I would bring experience, dedication and innovation to this role. I have worked as the Events Officer for the newly-formed Medieval society, organising talks from best-selling authors and academics. These experiences, especially in a new society, have given me an insight into how societies can grow and progress; an insight I would bring to this role. Secondly, I work as an Academic Rep for History. In the role I have worked with the department to relay students’ feedback and make significant changes to a key module.

If I became Societies Officer, I would try and formalise the relationships between the union and non-affiliated societies. This could just be speaking to them about support for other societies or inviting them to Union events. Whatever the society’s affiliation, I want to support it.