Election: Leadership Race - Spring 2021

Category: Part Time Officer


Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running2
Available position1
Total ballots2313
Valid votes2313
Invalid votes0


RoundAlex SklirosRON (Re-Open Nominations)ExhaustedSurplusThreshold

Count of first choices. The initial quota is 1156.50. Candidate Alex Skliros has reached the threshold and is elected.

Alex Skliros

What do you hope to achieve in the role if you are elected?
UCL’s approach to accommodation and housing needs reform.

Students in halls pay too much and get too little while students struggling to find private accommodation feel unsupported. This is why I will work with UCL to:

- Increase support for the UOL Housing Service to make legal advice, the Flatmate Finder and affordable accommodation more accessible
- Reform the UCL's General Regulations to protect students' rights and raise the standard of living
- Expand UCL’s Rent Guarantor Scheme to help more students
- Develop a Green Strategy to make UCL accommodation more sustainable

What will you bring to this role (e.g. experience, skills or qualities)?
As the representative for two halls of residence I have seen, first-hand, the flaws in UCL's accommodation policies. I have implemented local reforms to roll back repressive security rules and reduce waiting times for maintenance issues. I am currently working to safely reopen common workspaces and introduce a food waste system to make my halls more sustainable.

I want to take this energy and experience and use it to reform UCL's accommodation problems. I can apply the skills of negotiation, teamwork and leadership that I learned in the Air Cadets and the OTC to make real change happen.

Anything else?
There are many things' students have to worry about, but access to fair and affordable accommodation shouldn't be one. I will bring the commitment and the knowhow to reform UCL's system and make it work for us.

We can make London, not just the best place to study, but the best place to live!