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Sabbatical Officer
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Results:
Date count run20 Mar 2020
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running6
Available position1
Total ballots1430
Valid votes1430
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Andrei Shvarev Carol Paige Mohammed Islam Jordan McCay Hamzah Khalique-Loonat RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 78.00 440.00 468.00 343.00 85.00 16.00 0.00 0.00 715.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 715.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 473.00 492.00 385.00 80.00 0.00 675.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Andrei Shvarev, Hamzah Khalique-Loonat, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 675.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 597.00 540.00 293.00 28.50 568.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Jordan McCay. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 568.50. Candidate Carol Paige has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Carol Paige.

Number of vacancies: 1

The Democracy, Operations and Community Officer (DOC) will be a full-time Sabbatical Officer of the Students’ Union working full time to provide leadership to the Students’ Union’s services; and representing the interests of students to UCL, including participating in UCL committees and regular meetings with senior staff.

They will lead the Union in making sure its activities are transparent and fair and that its services meet the needs of the student body.  Furthermore, they will also lead communications between the Union and students, act as a lead student representative in the local community and help to champion the Union’s work on sustainability.

Candidates

Mohammed Islam
At the heart of what I aim to do next year is continuing to improve student engagement within the union and the ability of students to affect change. Working with the union to drive sustainability and effective use of spaces by students is how I aim to drive engagement and change.
Reforming policies:
Continue to reform policies to make the union more sustainable following from and building on the sustainability audit and sustainability council feedback
Increasing awareness of union policies and processes to promote student ability to affect change
Inclusive university and union:
Improve engagement with both postgraduate and international students
Work to democratically establish unions policies on balance between freedom of speech and hate speech with regards to political and international matters
Tackle feeling of isolation and a lack of community by effective use of union spaces and student engagement
Student and union Spaces:
As part of renovating Lewis's building, I aim to push for revitalisation of Mully’s, ensuring students can use it as a viable space in the day too while boosting its current outlook. Ensuring renovation of such spaces are carried out with student interest at its heart
Spearhead Union cafes and bars to increase sustainability and improve Green Impact rating as a tangible target
Improving resources available by pushing to make power banks available as short loans through libraries, along with working to get more water fountains and more
Carol Paige
If re-elected I will:

Save Students’ Money
-Bring back the £2 coffee and cake deal
-Meal deals in the cafes
-Increase range of food sold

Take Sustainability Seriously
-Open a zero-waste shop at the SU
-Get more microwaves and hot water taps around UCL

Develop the Students’ Union
-Lobby UCL for more SU funding
-Develop existing SU spaces
-Better represent student interests

Give this Paige another turn!

You can check out everything that I have achieved on this year on the Students’ Union website.

On top of everything listed above, I will also continue to improve student engagement with the Students’ Union, further my efforts to make the SU the best place to work for students and continue to lobby UCL for more prayer space across campus.

I’m re-running because I want to utilise the skills and knowledge that I’ve built up this year to improve the UCL student experience in significant ways. When you first start out as a Sabb, you spend the first 5/6 months learning everything, meaning that you’re only effective for half a year. I have spent the last year building networks, forming relationships and truly learning how UCL works, meaning that if you vote for me, you’ll get 12 months of effective change.

A whole year of the best student representation and the most confident person to vocalize student issues at all levels within UCL.
Hamzah Khalique-Loonat
If elected as DOC officer, I will pledge to deliver changes to all three constituent parts of the role:

Democracy
Bring back in-person AGMs for clubs & societies
More accountability and transparency

Operations
Increase vegan and gluten-free options at the Union's outlets
Make the Union greener and more ecologically sustainable
Option of fixed-hour contracts for student staff

Community
More welfare & mental health support for students, especially those in positions of responsibility, such as committee members
Better communication through drop-in sessions and social media platforms

These pledges form a focussed and achievable manifesto that intends to support and enrich the experience of students. I have presented these policies not just because I believe they will better the experience of students such as yourself, but because I have worked for the Union for three years in different roles, and listened to students and staff, identifying areas that are working well, and those that need change.

This process, crucially, is an ongoing one and having an open dialogue between staff, students, clubs & societies allows new ideas to develop and change to take place.

I really do want to hear from students, committee members and staff about their ideas to improve the Union, and through working together, we can make everyone's experience as enjoyable as possible. Please do contact me if you have ideas, queries or issues. I am more than happy to chat with anyone!
Andrei Shvarev
Ensure everyone’s voice is heard!

HI there! I'm a final-year Asian Studies & Political Science student and I am running to be your next Democracy, Operations and Community Officer. I know how to deliver change to the amazing community of UCL students and surely will do so!

Student Union should become transparent and accountable to the students. I will be doing information campaigns so everyone could clearly understand how the it works.

Every student is an integral part of this University and have an opportunity to deliver changes he wants. To help this process I will pursue democratic reform within the Union.

Each of you can and should use all available UCL resources. I'll spread information to make sure every student knows about existing career, volunteering, student help and other opportunities that exist in UCL. I will further on do my best to make these opportunities more accessible and helpful to students.

University exists for its students and not vice versa! For this reason next year we should implement more voting procedures that could potentially practically address such issues as attendance monitoring.

The issue with accommodation is crucial and must be addressed in an according manner. I will negotiate with the UCL administration and the residences office and initiate student activism to make it more affordable.

As Hannah Arendt would insist, all of us need a place of Isonomy or equality of political rights. Let’s make UCL this place!
Jordan McCay
In my three years at UCL, I have been a humble fresher, committee member and worked in the Union itself (in case you haven't seen me in Gordon's…). I've also felt and witnessed student frustration. By improving communications between the Union and students, I genuinely believe I can make the Union more engaging and transparent to address poor student satisfaction.

I'm running for DOC Officer because although I've benefitted from the Union greatly, I understand changes needed. These are my proposed improvements:

Democracy−
∙Increase Student Union transparency by better-informing students on projects
∙Engage with student-led initiatives to address issues students are unhappy with
∙Better inform freshers on the Union's role and community presence (the UCL Survey shows that freshers are not adequately satisfied with the information received)

Operations−
∙Develop communications between Union staff and introduce proper outlet staff training
∙Better inform students of available facilities (from water fountains to student jobs)
∙Continue to push environmental incentives to reduce waste

Community−
∙Take mental health seriously! Increase mental health services funding and create a student volunteer service hotline
∙Improve Fresher's events (UCL Survey shows these are the least effective in helping student settling in)
∙Create more social areas by using spaces such as the cloisters when available
∙Work with the International Officer to ensure community cohesion