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Voting closed 1 month ago.
Results:
Date count run18 Oct 2019
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots203
Valid votes203
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Kata Moravecz Xinyue Kang Sam Barnes RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 33.00 74.00 86.00 10.00 0.00 0.00 101.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 101.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 85.00 95.00 23.00 5.00 90.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Kata Moravecz and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 90.00. Candidate Sam Barnes has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Sam Barnes.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Kata Moravecz

Name: 
Kata Moravecz
Why are you standing?: 

As a third year HPE student I have already experienced most of the difficulties occurring within the Faculty from the first year of study to the last one. I held five separate committee positions so far, including SSEES Society. I strongly believe this experience made me capable to represent my peers opinion the most effective way possible and carry out agendas despite being aware of the limits and boundaries of the decision making process. I do not think every goal can be achieved by providing rules and guidelines. I rather stand for incentive based policies towards the students and the academic staff as well. Since our Faculty has incredibly diverse study options even within courses, as well as several different ways of assessments I argue it is crucially important to be fair towards students in terms of being accepted for modules and acknowledging academic performance. I think the main ways to improve our education are creating more channels to demand explanation for decisions, and additional ways, such as lists or awards to value outstanding merit in formative activities or essay based modules where even the top students are given significantly lower grades than the ones studying subjects assessed by tests.

Sam Barnes

Name: 
Sam Barnes
Why are you standing?: 

Degrees cost a lot. Stress from poor administration, limited resources and looming deadlines can be bad at the best of times, but when we pay between £9,250 to £25,000 annually, it feels like an extra burden. If I were elected faculty rep, my priority would be bringing your concerns to the attention of the faculty and working for a better degree balance - one that reflects the high sums we pay.

As a rep on the library committee last year, I saw first-hand the cuts which are being made to the university’s most valuable resources. As History Academic Rep, I listened to the concerns of fellow students and worked with the department to make major changes to a module, including the introduction of seminars, formative assessments and take-home exams. As President of UCL Medieval Society, I have organised both events and people, and understand the importance of communication.

If I were elected, I would host walk in feedback session so that students have a direct line to the faculty, push against cuts to our most important resources, especially the library, and work for the faculty to provide more support for their students. Together, we can make studying at UCL better.

Xinyue Kang

Name: 
Xinyue Kang
Why are you standing?: 

Hi everyone! I am Xinyue Kang, a second-year Economics student from China. I am running for the Faculty Rep of Social and Historical Sciences. There is an intrinsic motivation pushing me to make changes and improve everyone's experience at UCL! I am the founder of a charity campaign named 'Proud To Be', which supports Chinese rural girls back to school physically and financially. Till 2018 fall semester, 74 girls have returned school because of the campaign and 900 students have joined us! I can still recall the time when we were to organize a gourmet festival in 5 days facing thousands of students in my high school. I mobilized over 260 students and eventually made a profit of £4210. It was a hard time, but when I saw the smiles on those girls’ faces, I felt so worthy. Once to hold a book & cloth-donation, I gave a series of speeches in 17 middle schools and high schools to more than 20000 audience, attracted more than 5000 students to join us. I believe my enthusiasm, my excellent communication and teamwork skills would work together with valuable knowledge I acquire from my past experience to make me a perfect Faculty Rep!

If elected I would aim to:

-Improve the common rooms condition in SHS departments, adding more study space

-Organise help points running by senior students to provide effective advice on Uni life

-Hold more events for students across different departments in SHS and more networking opportunities with Alumni & Teaching Fellows

I prioritise these because based on SU’...