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Read about what the Women's Officer is responsible for.

In order to vote for this position you must self-define as a woman. 

Results
Re-open nominations is a winner
No
Count information
Date count run18 Mar 2022
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running7
Available position1
Total ballots1054
Valid votes1054
Invalid votes0
Round 1
Mia Rashoda [7467]115.00
Bella Qureshi [7803]165.00
Sorana N Bucseneanu [7977]103.00
Giselle Best [8888]116.00
Manon Simmons (she/her) and Sasha Green (she/her) [9190]338.00
Clelia Ortscheidt [9595]207.00
RON (Re-open Nominations)10.00
Exhausted0.00
Surplus0.00
Threshold527.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 527.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
Round 2
Mia Rashoda [7467]120.00
Bella Qureshi [7803]178.00
Sorana N Bucseneanu [7977]0.00
Giselle Best [8888]138.00
Manon Simmons (she/her) and Sasha Green (she/her) [9190]351.00
Clelia Ortscheidt [9595]220.00
RON (Re-open Nominations)0.00
Exhausted47.00
Surplus0.00
Threshold503.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Sorana N Bucseneanu [7977] and RON (Re-open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 503.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
Round 3
Mia Rashoda [7467]0.00
Bella Qureshi [7803]194.00
Sorana N Bucseneanu [7977]0.00
Giselle Best [8888]148.00
Manon Simmons (she/her) and Sasha Green (she/her) [9190]371.00
Clelia Ortscheidt [9595]229.00
RON (Re-open Nominations)0.00
Exhausted112.00
Surplus0.00
Threshold471.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Mia Rashoda [7467]. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 471.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
Round 4
Mia Rashoda [7467]0.00
Bella Qureshi [7803]227.00
Sorana N Bucseneanu [7977]0.00
Giselle Best [8888]0.00
Manon Simmons (she/her) and Sasha Green (she/her) [9190]401.00
Clelia Ortscheidt [9595]257.00
RON (Re-open Nominations)0.00
Exhausted169.00
Surplus0.00
Threshold442.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Giselle Best [8888]. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 442.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
Round 5
Mia Rashoda [7467]0.00
Bella Qureshi [7803]0.00
Sorana N Bucseneanu [7977]0.00
Giselle Best [8888]0.00
Manon Simmons (she/her) and Sasha Green (she/her) [9190]451.00
Clelia Ortscheidt [9595]329.00
RON (Re-open Nominations)0.00
Exhausted274.00
Surplus61.00
Threshold390.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Bella Qureshi [7803]. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 390.00. Candidate Manon Simmons (she/her) and Sasha Green (she/her) [9190] has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Manon Simmons (she/her) and Sasha Green (she/her) [9190].

Candidates

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

I was part of the Collages Feminicide Paris movement, created in 2018 to visually trigger and push the population to react to ‘feminicide’ , the gender-motivated murder of women by their partners. It taught me sisterhood and solidarity, resilience and the importance of social media in the fight for social justice.

I also volunteered in the ‘Nous Toutes’ organisation, for the creation of a female hall of fame in my high-school, aiming to shine a light on all the genius women whose discoveries or projects or creations have been swept under the rug or stolen by men. 

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

a) a discussion group for sexual violence victims

b) spiking prevention: mandatory training for president and welfare officer of societies organising events in clubs

c) increasing the importance of Hall Representatives in reporting sexual misconduct

d) self-defence classes for women (and open to all gender minorities)

e) creation of an annual social events created in collaboration with UCL Trans officer

f) re-opening a social media account for transparency

g) follow-up, even for the failures

h) be a reachable women officer

@cleliaforuclwomenofficer

Please summarise why students should vote for you.

I deeply wish to be elected as women officer and to return to the activist stage and I hope that my experiences will show my passion and commitment to fight against discrimination.

I also intend in re-opening a social media account as few people know that a women officer exists and even fewer know what the current holder(s) of the role accomplishe(s). In order to be fully transparent, I will update about the improvements and processes.

for more propositions and ideas u can follow the insta account I created for my campaign: @cleliaforuclwomenofficer

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

I believe being empathetic is my best trait and is something that is central for a role like this. Being able to understand women’s stories and really see them is what makes me the most suited candidate. Being a brown girl, from a state school background makes me able to identity with women from a range of backgrounds and life paths, and easily understand their experiences. I hope this will allow me to increased intersectionality within the women’s network. 

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

Being a woman is something that is central to my identity.I therefore want to make UCL a place where all women feel as empowered in this identity as I do.To do this, my aim would be to create a stronger network where all students are able to connect and find comfort in each other’s company.By arranging regular social events, I hope to facilitate the building of strong female relationships, something which I view as crucial.As well, I hope to arrange a ‘women’s speaker’ series, where a range of women (from outside speakers to students) have to opportunity to present their stories

Please summarise why students should vote for you.

I believe my passionate nature will allow me to be successful in this role. I want female students to feel comfortable in their identities, and to know the power they possess in being a woman. I wish to create a safe environment for conversations to be opened up, and perspectives to be expanded. Surrounding myself with others powerful women has lead me to want to create this same experience for others, and I hope to achieve that in this role.

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

Hi! I’m Giselle, and I would love to be the WO next year! I believe I’d be a good fit as I’m a confident and approachable individual, who’s passionate about making the world a better place for women! I’ve had experience on committees and in leadership roles, so I know how to effectively communicate a point. Before uni, I went to an all-girls school that did its best to empower its students and remind us just how amazing and capable women are – were I to get elected, I would heavily channel these values into the role, aiming to uplift and support everyone with every decision made.

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

As your Women’s Officer, I would aim to:

Create a ‘sex-positive’ UCL:

  • Reduce stigma around sex/sexual health
  • Promote self-expression
  • Compulsory consent training
  • Lobby for free & easily accessible self-test STD kits on campus

Promote safety:

  • Lobby for compulsory Active Bystander training
  • More counselling & support resources
  • Make personal alarms available on campus
  • More anti-spiking measures

Show the Union cares:

  • Ensure continuation & expansion of free period products scheme
  • Introduce monthly Women’s Network only club nights
Please summarise why students should vote for you.

Given the recent tragic events concerning gender-based violence, I believe now more than ever that creating a safe, educational environment within and around UCL is a vital step forward towards a more inclusive and caring community. If you too believe these issues need addressing, then I’m the candidate you should vote for!

Sorana N Bucseneanu
What will you bring to this role (e.g. experience, skills or qualities)?

Working with women’s organizations like Her Time Romania, Fair Share of Women Leaders and Romildamor that are based in different parts of the world, I became aware of both the similarities between the obstacles women face and of the cultural differences that may shape their experiences. Through my work with these NGOs I became a better listener & a more proactive person, always looking for efficient and sustainable solutions. So I would be very excited to bring to a campus as diverse as UCL’s, a fresh, mindful, and inclusive perspective to all the projects I would be involved in.

What do you hope to achieve in the role if you are elected?
  • Advocate for appropriate sanctions for sexual violence and misconduct, make training compulsory for everyone and counselling more accessible
  • Establish a mentorship program
  • Break the cycle (pun intended) of period poverty and stigma by offering free boxes with period products, relevant information and useful resources across campus
  • Encourage donation of period products by collaborating with organizations like the Bloody Box
  • Organize events to raise funds for women’s shelters
  • Educational campaigns on social media about issues like body image, contraceptives, consent, etc.
Please summarise why students should vote for you.

My enthusiasm when it comes to making sure that women at UCL (and elsewhere) have a safe space to study and grow is endless, which is why the list above is merely a glimpse of what I would love to focus on. And even though as a woman at UCL I am aware of some of the issues that we face, as a WO I would make sure to also look beyond my own experience and listen to YOUR problems and ideas to make all projects truly inclusive. I am always excited to talk about feminism, so if you have any questions about my manifesto, don’t hesitate to contact me! :)
 

Manon Simmons (she/her) and Sasha Green (she/her)
What will you bring to this role (e.g. experience, skills or qualities)?

As second year PIR and chemical engineering students heading into primarily male-dominated fields, we're extremely passionate about championing women's voices and rights across UCL. Our two different experiences as women will help us diversify the role as we combine our strengths to implement the changes that need to be seen globally, but starting with our campus. We're keen to utilise the leadership, communication and organisational skills developed in our previous roles as Sports Rep and chairwoman of Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly to fulfil the commitments in our manifesto.

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

To make serious changes for women across UCL we wish to:

  • Lead active bystander and anti-sexual harassment campaigns
  • Ensure stronger support systems for victims of sexual abuse
  • Fundraise with women’s charities to empower women everywhere
  • Make UCL WN a welcoming space for trans and non-binary students
  • Diversify the range of activities in the WN
  • Lobby for free period products on campus
  • Run meaningful women’s history month activities

We’ll place inclusivity at the heart of everything we do to celebrate and amplify the voices of all who self-identify as women at UCL.

Please summarise why students should vote for you.

Our main objective is to progress towards more inclusive environments for women of all backgrounds, recognising that intersectionality plays a role in the discrimination that women face. Ultimately, we want to hear from the women of UCL how best to encourage inclusivity across campus. Our manifesto is only the starting point of how we want to address the discrimination faced by women in our community. We have so much we want to achieve in the role, so vote for us to see these changes being implemented.

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

As a law student especially interested in feminist jurisprudence, I can provide a legal and action-based perspective for women’s issues in UCL! I have taught Ju-Jitsu, led book clubs, organised charity events and held leadership positions such as Head, and can use these skills to do as much as possible (and more!) for our community. I will increase collaboration through implementing a monthly feminist book club, support groups, free self-defence classes, and use social media to keep the student body (including men!) updated and active within women’s issues in the news and on campus.

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

Navigating feminist sex:

SexEd classes for all, esp. those without prior access

Intersectional SexEd covering religion, culture, and disability

Free contraception

Awareness Events:

Gyno-cancers

FGM

Period poverty

Harassment and abuse

Menstruation disorders

Arrange groups for marches and fundraisers – power in numbers!

Talks:

Workplace and uni misogyny

Work while menstruating

Subject and sector-specific struggles in collab with staff and students

Discussion:

Anon forms for ideas

Welcome debate for all opinions

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Please summarise why students should vote for you.

Because I have experienced many of these plights first-hand, I have a passionate interest and an empathetic understanding. We all contribute to perpetuating women’s issues, so I hope through awareness and action we can minimise the effects within UCL and the broader community.