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Results:
Date count run30 Oct 2020
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots2409
Valid votes2409
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Izabella Wodzka Fan Wu RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 1560.00 721.00 128.00 0.00 355.50 1204.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 1204.50. Candidate Izabella Wodzka has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Izabella Wodzka.

Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Fan Wu
Hi all! I would make a very good external accommodation officer for students living in private housing because I believe in putting students first as well as getting their voices heard.

Living in a high-rent housing outside school halls as a 2nd year student puts me at an advantage to be a suitable candidate for this role as I am at the ground and are able to see first-hand what difficulties students are experiencing and obviously come up with the best suitable solutions to present to the relevant bodies.

If I am elected to be your External Accommodation Officer I would like to:

Work with the relevant University bodies…
• To make sure there is sufficient information provided on the instructions of living alone in London to students for their own safety.
• To see if there is the possibility of setting up a rental allowance for students so it’s more accessible to live near UCL and the possibility of lowering the housing price.
• To work with the University accommodation office to improve on housing advice when first years are searching for a house for second year, this includes advice on the legal side of things and what to look for when viewing a property.

I am confident I can perform this role because I have done my research and I have great ideas on how I can improve your experience in accommodation, from health and safety and comfortable living experience.
Izabella Wodzka
Hi! My name is Izabella and I'm a PhD student in the faculty of Arts & Humanities (Film Studies). I'm originally from Poland but have been living in the UK for the past 11 years so I have a pretty good understanding of the flat market, especially in London. Let's be honest - accommodation in London is not affordable and probably will never be, at least not for the majority of us who are either relying on family support or student loans. The living standards are also poor and I have seen rooms for rent in London that I wouldn't even dare to call suitable for animal habitations. Having said that, as an External Accommodation Officer I will tirelessly campaign for more university-owned, really affordable flats and rooms. I will liaise with not only SU but policymakers for Greater London to ensure that our voices are heard and our demands visible. I will work with students to gather their experiences and opinions on the current situation and what can be improved; I will also open a conversation with architecture and urban studies students and staff to make use of our in-house UCL expertise on affordable accommodation planning. We need more hands-on solutions, like drop-in clinics with pro bono lawyers for those who are struggling with their landlords, and more public awareness around the dreadful living standards faced by many of us.

Fighting for affordable student accommodation means fighting for social equality and making UCL more accessible to everyone!