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Read about what the LGBQ+ Officer is responsible for.

In order to vote for this position you must self-define as a student from a LGBQ+ background. 



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Count information
Date count run18 Mar 2022
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots609
Valid votes609
Invalid votes0
Round 1
Angel Ma [9244]322.00
Deniz Baran Budak [9997]245.00
RON (Re-open Nominations)42.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 304.50. Candidate Angel Ma [9244] has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Angel Ma [9244].


Deniz Baran Budak
What will you bring to this role (e.g. experience, skills or qualities)?

My experience as the President of my high school’s MUN Club taught me that anyone is capable of pushing for change, even in the most unlikely circumstances. At university, I have volunteered in organisations aiming to increase LGBTQ+ diversity in professional spheres and challenging conservative policies adopted outside the UK. I am accustomed to discussing the issues most would be hesitant to address.

What do you hope to achieve in the role if you are elected?

I believe more of us can and should be involved in the decisions our university is making about our lives on campus. My main goal will be to amplify your individual voices in these decision-making processes. I will be working closely with you, your societies, and the Trans Officer to ensure no one is silenced.

Please summarise why students should vote for you.

Coming from a relatively conservative Eurasian country, I experienced the struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community first-hand and I am aware that, especially following the developments in the last couple of months, a lot of you are apprehensive about the future of our university’s stance on LBTQ+ inclusion. We need more active involvement and resistance than ever, and I know that, together, we can ensure our concerns are not overlooked.

Angel Ma
What will you bring to this role (e.g. experience, skills or qualities)?

As the LGBQ+ officer last year, I believe I have the leadership skill needed to lead a discussion with UCL's management team, as demonstrated in the meeting with the provost and LGBT+ network. I will use my negotiation skills to campaign for changes to improve LGBT+ life at UCL. I also believe I am well versed in organising fun and enriching events, including hosting external organisations and speakers. Some of my favourites include queer sex-ed workshops and famous speakers such as Yasmin Benoit! We look forward to making your time at UCL to be both fun and educating.11111111

What do you hope to achieve in the role if you are elected?

After a certainly eventful year at UCL, I hope to use the organisation and leadership skills I've agined throughout the year to further address the Stone Wall situation. I look forward to holding the provost up to all the promises he made and regularly following up with the progress. I also appreciate the value of open communication between the management and the student body, I aim to keep it open through webinars, town halls and weekly newsletters. Our goal will always be for UCL to rejoin stonewall scheme and will not stop fighting until it happens! Trans rights are human rights! 

Please summarise why students should vote for you.

I believe students should vote for me because I'm more than dedicated to fighting injustice on campus. I'm ready to put my everything into pushing UCL to rejoin stonewall, campaigning for the rights of trans students and staff, as well as making campus life more accessible for LGBT+ students. The past year as LGBQ+ officer really opened my eyes to many areas that UCL has not done good enough in, like the preferred name and pronoun system; and I have never been more prepared to identify those areas and improve them efficiently. I aim to be open on all issues and share this journey with you!