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Part Time Officer
Voting is closed
Results:
Date count run20 Mar 2020
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots1693
Valid votes1693
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Ahmet Savas Sumayya Patel/ Ifrah Farooq / Ifrah Farooq Mathieu Lapaz-Wade RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 182.00 790.00 677.00 44.00 0.00 0.00 846.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 846.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 841.00 743.00 109.00 49.00 792.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Ahmet Savas and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 792.00. Candidate Sumayya Patel/ Ifrah Farooq / Ifrah Farooq has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Sumayya Patel/ Ifrah Farooq / Ifrah Farooq.

Number of vacancies: 1

The Community Relations Officer is responsible for representing UCL students in the community. They will have the opportunity to coordinate campaigns around issues within the local community that affect UCL students, and communicate to the Union on any issues that affect its members

Candidates

Sumayya Patel/ Ifrah Farooq
Hello everyone! We're Ifrah and Sumayya, two second-year students at UCL, studying Medicine and History.

If elected we aim to:
1) Expand outreach projects via networking with external organisations
2) Increase engagement in and awareness of student politics
3) Enhance and improve the welfare systems available
4) Clarify and improve the reporting procedures with regards to incidents of harassment

We want to ensure that you can capitalise on the opportunities available to you, and be at the forefront of every cause. University should be a place where everyone is supported, protected and encouraged to excel in all aspects of student life. Vote for us to create REAL change.
Ahmet Savas
As a student at the Institute of Education, I have seen the impact that communities can have on the student experience. Communities make us feel like we are part of a greater family, they provide us with a space to not only have fun but also to feel safe.
With my experience during my time volunteering in my community, my main goals will be, to improve safeguarding students from abuse, neglect, and harm on campus by zero tolerance. Also, I will focus on to create climate change campaigns, I will educate students on Mental Health, Housing and employment policies.
1 in 4 students suffer from mental health problems, and this is just for the students who report it. Welfare needs a much greater focus and tailored support needs to be provided from a faculty level. Students in different departments need targeted welfare and mental well-being strategies which suit THEM and the issues they face.
Furthermore, we have an issue of not being able to find spaces to study, this can be especially tiresome for commuters who travel far to get to UCL only to find there are no places to study. We need to make use of the spaces we have and improve study areas, so students aren’t struggling to find a desk during stressful times.
We need the University to recognize these issues and channel the much-needed resources into allocating enough counsellors and training and support for personal tutors to adequately support us, the students.
Any questions? Message @ahmetysavas on Twitter or I.G.
Mathieu Lapaz-Wade
UCL is ranked third in the UK academically yet 99th for student satisfaction. This is unacceptable. My aim is to change this. I will do this by addressing these three issues - housing, student mental health and student safety.
I believe I have the skills to communicate efficiently between the student body and administration, voicing the needs of our particularly diverse community.
My main aims are:
• Housing – establish a directory where students can register their landlords, review them, give advice on bills and find reputable landlords for their subsequent years housing.
• Mental health - mental health services are not a Michelin starred restaurant. Waiting months for an appointment with UCL psychological services is not acceptable. I aim to reduce waiting times so people are seen in times of mental distress.
• Student safety – set-up a student point of contact for students feeling unsafe on campus or that have been affected by crime during their studies.
I personally am familiar with these three issues and so I’m passionate about sharing my experiences to prevent them for future students. Being a student in London can be overwhelming, so I want to be able to give students more support than I was given and show them how great UCL can truly be.
A vote for me is a vote for increasing student satisfaction at UCL.