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Date count run18 Oct 2019
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running2
Available position1
Total ballots26
Valid votes26
Invalid votes0


Round Philippa Harding / Philippa Harding RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 24.00 2.00 0.00 11.00 13.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 13.00. Candidate Philippa Harding / Philippa Harding has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Philippa Harding / Philippa Harding.

Number of vacancies: 1


Philippa Harding
As a second year postgraduate research student, I understand the issues which may arise in your time at UCL, including:

• Having appropriate study environments;
• Finding contacts to help with work and mental health struggles;
• Feeling included in the UCL student body.

As UCL is a majority postgraduate institution, it is important the needs of postgraduate students is not only met, but exceeded. As the FoBS Student representative, I will be your point of contact to convey feedback to the union, so your voices can be heard and to implement the changes you want. The 2017 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey found that only 65% of FoBS students agreed that “my institution values and responds to feedback from research degree students”. I believe our opinion should be heard, and student representatives are key to improving communication.

Only 69% of FoBS students agreed “I have frequent opportunities to discuss my research with other research students”. Community between students is vital to improving research quality, and the experience of students. As student representative, I aim to improve opportunities to meet and discuss research with other postgraduate students within UCL, by promoting the current events better, and asking you what events UCL should run.