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Category: 
Student Officers
Voting closed 5 months ago.
Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1

Count and results

Date count run 08 Mar 2019
Election rules ERS97 STV
Candidates running 4
Available position 1
Total ballots 1030
Valid votes 1030
Invalid votes 0

Rounds

Round Andrew Mok Yuan Min / Pietro Sambuy Nudhara Yusuf Justine Canady RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Quota
1 445.00 319.00 242.00 24.00 0.00 0.00 515.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 515.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 547.00 413.00     70.00 67.00 480.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Justine Canady and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 480.00. Candidate Andrew Mok Yuan Min / Pietro Sambuy has reached the Quota and is elected.

Winner is Andrew Mok Yuan Min / Pietro Sambuy.

Candidates

Andrew Mok Yuan Min / Pietro Sambuy

Name: 
Andrew Mok Yuan Min
Name: 
Pietro Sambuy
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Why are you standing?: 

Pietro and I (Andrew), we are incoming final year students and we are running to be your next International Students’ Officers. Coming from different cultural backgrounds, we aim to represent the interests and welfare of the vibrant international community here at UCL. With international students making up nearly 47% of the UCL’s student body, we feel that the Union isn’t putting in enough effort to support the specific needs of international students. As someone who has been actively involved union committees (Rep Steering group, VSU, DTC, SSCC), I know how inefficient the union is and I would want to hold them accountable for urgent issues such as their inability to address the institutionalized discrimination against tier 4 visa holders.

Our focus as International Students’ Officers will include the following:

• Effectively end tier 4 visa monitoring and engagement

• Stop UCL from further increasing tuition fees for international students

• Help develop financial support for international students

• Create and run events and social activities for international students, encouraging national societies to organize events together

• With regards to Brexit, protect the status of European students, including fees and access to student loans and scholarships.

Seconds: Ernest Lim - Volunteering Society President, Misan Aviomoh - Film & TV Society President, Jina Lim - Muay Thai Club President, Lilian Tu - German Society President, Rebecca Ini - Art Society President, Koay Xin Yi - Volunteering Society President 2016-2018, Conner Smith - RUMS Football Club Captain, Neel Ghosh - BME Network Open Portfolio Member

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Justine Canady

Name: 
Justine Canady
Why are you standing?: 

The far right is on the rise and migrants are under attack. After Brexit we saw a rise of racist attacks against migrants. Bosses and the government are scapegoating migrants for low wages and years of austerity. We cannot turn our backs on the migrants both on and off our campus. Students must link up with the labour movement to organise against fascists in our streets, against the government’s attacks on migrants, and to extend solidarity to international struggles.

Stop Brexit! Defend free movement

Brexit is the biggest immigration crisis the UK has seen in awhile. EU migrants are being threatened by ending free movement. Brexit will only hurt the most precarious and lowest paid EU migrant workers and represents a push towards nationalism and nativism in the UK and most be stopped. I will campaign with trade unions and left-wing, pro migrant organizations to help protect EU migrants on and off our campus and to stop Brexit.

UCL, Stop Monitoring International Students!

UCL is starting to enact attendance monitoring of international students. UCL claims this is in alignment with government requirements, however the policy goes way beyond what the Home Office requires. I will campaign against this policy because international students shouldn’t not be discriminated against in this way and staff should not have to work as border guards.

Stop deportations! Close all detention centres

There are currently hundreds of people being held in prison-like immigration detention centres awaiting deportation. The conditions in these centres are appalling. ...

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Nudhara Yusuf

Name: 
Nudhara Yusuf
Why are you standing?: 

We begun this new chapter of our lives away from home; it’s exciting and rewarding, but it probably hasn’t been easy. My motivation is to make our university lives as comfortable as possible for our ever-growing international community. This comes three-fold:

1. Monetary – UNIVERSITY IS NOT CHEAP! The international tuition fee is a significant burden on any student or their families and we have very few scholarship opportunities to lighten that cost. I aim to increase the number of scholarships UCL offers international students.

2. Addressing evolving needs – this ranges from mitigating the effects of Brexit for EU students, to pursuing the Decolonizing UCL Campaign

3. Community Building – Both by supporting international societies through budgets and facilities, but also encouraging more cross society events and fostering a larger international network of students and alumni.

Study abroad memes and ‘subtle traits’ aside, we all came here to achieve a world class standard of education. It’s important for us to be able to obtain just that with as much ease as possible. I plan on hearing what you need, voicing what we want, and making UCL a more global university for us.

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