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Category: 
Student Officers
Voting closed 3 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 886
Valid votes 886
Invalid votes 0

Rounds

Round Laura Dell'Antonio / Clara Baltay Sophie Cooper / Sasha Mikhniak Emma Mather / Constance Sturgess RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Quota
1 307.00 256.00 285.00 38.00 0.00 0.00 443.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 443.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 312.00 256.00 291.00   27.00 0.00 429.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 429.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 405.00   364.00   117.00 20.50 384.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Sophie Cooper / Sasha Mikhniak. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 384.50. Candidate Laura Dell'Antonio / Clara Baltay has reached the Quota and is elected.

Winner is Laura Dell'Antonio / Clara Baltay.

Candidates

Laura Dell'Antonio / Clara Baltay

Name: 
Laura Dell'Antonio
Name: 
Clara Baltay
Why are you standing?: 

Together, we have held four different leadership positions in two sports clubs, giving us a well-rounded background to bring to this position.

Communications & Transparency of the Union

- Finances

- Travel reimbursements: Provide clearer guidelines, for example improving regulations on the use and reimbursement of taxis and ubers; Closely follow the introduction of the new system, ensuring any issues are dealt with promptly

Equality within sport

- Promoting inclusion and equality of all students in sports at UCL

- Raising awareness of the new UCL-specific Transgender Inclusion in Sport Policy

- Ensuring that single-gender Sports Clubs clearly specify their club names as Men’s or Women’s in all promotional material as well as on Kit/Stash.

Social and non-competitive sports

- Encouraging sports club to run social/non-competitive sessions to increase inclusivity and encourage greater participation

- Introducing clear regulations on the trialling of sports during the academic year, where membership fees are not required, with the aim of broadening reach and promoting participation.

Encouraging inter-club support

- Collating and promoting information on weekly fixtures, giving teams and individuals the opportunity to support their fellow students at matches

Continuing and enhancing existing campaigns, especially the Mental Health and the Sustainability in Sports campaigns.

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Sophie Cooper / Sasha Mikhniak

Name: 
Sophie Cooper
Name: 
Sasha Mikhniak
Why are you standing?: 

Hi, our names are Sophie and Sasha, and we hope to become your new sports officers. We are two Scottish girls, who want to make a difference at UCL. As the Hockey 1XI Captain and a black belt member of Taekwondo, we have a strong understanding of the diversity in the sporting community. With 4 years in UCL sport combined, we have developed a strong network amongst the sporting community enabling us to easily represent the opinions and concerns of all members at TeamUCL.

As sports officers, we have 4 main aims that we would love to achieve:

- Establish equal opportunities and representation for all sports societies, irrespective of size and stature.

- Make sure that the mental wellbeing of all members of sports societies is at the forefront of sports participation at UCL.

- Continue to strive for 100% sustainability within sporting activities.

- Further encourage inclusivity in all aspects of the sporting community at UCL.

For more details, see our poster.

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Emma Mather / Constance Sturgess

Name: 
Emma Mather
Name: 
Constance Sturgess
Why are you standing?: 

During our time at UCL, we have been highly involved with sports societies. In our first year, we both played for the UCL Lacrosse women’s first team. In addition, Emma played on the 1st team for RUMS netball and Connie on the 2nd team for RUMS hockey, giving us experience in both RUMS and UCL teams. Now in our second year, Emma captains the lacrosse women’s 1s and Connie the UCL mixed lacrosse 1s, leading both teams in very successful seasons and developing our understanding and insight into the running of the sports clubs.

We strongly believe in the importance of sport in promoting positive physical and mental health in students, alongside forming friendships and achieving success. As sports officers, we would hope to use our experience of liaising with the union and our knowledge of how one of the largest clubs at UCL runs to help support the wide variety of fantastic clubs at UCL to further develop and grow.

Our major aims for the coming year would be:

• Welcoming new members to clubs into a friendly and inclusive atmosphere

• Look to introduce more large-scale inter-club charity events

• Ensure members of the sports clubs’ ideas and opinions are heard

We are organised, enthusiastic and would dedicate ourselves to being the best Sports Officers we can be for you!

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