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Part Time Officer
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Results:
Date count run20 Mar 2020
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots299
Valid votes299
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Xinyi Tao Yoojin Lee Jemima Barnes RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 38.00 92.00 160.00 9.00 0.00 10.50 149.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 149.50. Candidate Jemima Barnes has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Jemima Barnes.

Number of vacancies: 1

The LGBQ Officer will lead the Union’s LGBT+ Network alongside the Trans Officer in continuing to build an engaging, dynamic and rewarding community of LGBT+ students on campus and make sure that the Network caters to and represents all of its members. They will have the opportunity to create and run campaigns on issues affecting LGBT+ students and work alongside existing campaigns and organisations at national level, and will have oversight on the social events and activities organised by the Network.

Candidates

Yoojin Lee
As queer people, we get to choose our family. By diversifying socials (boat ball, picnics, RPDR screenings, theatre outings), strengthening mental health services in the SU & our network to tackle LGBQ-specific issues, and pushing for structural change with de-stigmatization through education & background checks for UCL elected officials — I will ensure our family is safe, strong and loved.

SOCIALS → I will keep socials like clubbing, screenings and category specific socials. I would also diversify our socials to reflect the large diversity in our network and to ensure making friends is easier, such as by having a queer boat ball, theatre outings, picnics, escape rooms.

MENTAL HEALTH → Coming out, living with HIV/AIDs, harassment… These are just a few of what impacts LGBQ people’s mental health. By enforcing LGBQ specific guidelines/training for those in the SU Advice Centre and working closely with the Social Secretary, I will ensure that our community is well supported.

STRUCTURAL CHANGE → 1: I’d work to destigmatize LGBQ labels by promoting LGBQ success stories during LGBT month & increasing educational output about overlooked groups within the community. 2: I would work with the BME & Women’s Officer to push for morality & equality background checks to be conducted for UCL elected officials, as currently, there’s none. 3: To ensure a great legacy, I’d put in place a training week so the next generation of leaders in the network can learn from the current leaders
Xinyi Tao
Hi! I’m Xinyi and I’m bisexual. I’m an undergraduate psychology student.

I strongly believe that no one should be treated differently because of their sexuality. I want to make LGBQ+ be a common thing for everyone instead of being special. As far as I experienced in UCL, the circumstance for LGBQ+ is amazing. Our people here don’t mind showing their characteristics or shouting out their sexuality. I want to make continuation of the inclusive and supportive environment and make it better. I have met the people who identified themselves as LGBQ+ just because they wanted to be special, and I also have met some people who regarded LGBQ+ as a bad thing. I do believe that both two ways treats LGBQ+ culture wrongly. These situations are rare in UCL, but still stronger my willingness to disseminate the information about LGBQ+ culture.

I aim to:

-Provide more workshop about LGBQ+ culture in other to let students be more familiar to LGBQ+

-Provide more events and socials in other to let students have more opportunity to meet your people

-Provide safe and supportive environment for all LGBQ+ students in UCL

-Provide opportunities to combine students’ LGBQ+ social with events outside of Uni (i.e. Pride in London)

-Be the companion for all of you. I’ll always be here to hear from you whenever you need help.

Thanks for reading my manifesto. I really appreciate your vote and support!
Jemima Barnes
As the current Bi/Pan+ representative I have already had a flavour of running a section of the LGBTQ+ network and I have experienced first-hand what having a supportive group of people who 'get it' does for my self-esteem and mental health. I'd like to continue and expand the work that has already been done by the network so everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ at UCL has a safe space to be themselves without judgement. My priorities for the network are split into actions and events.
ACTIONS: to map the gender-neutral toilets on campus and in buildings that UCL frequently uses (e.g. Birkbeck) and make this map widely available to all students. I would also like to engage TeamUCL and make Stonewall's "Pride in Sport" month a fundraising opportunity, as well as raising awareness for both the discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ sportspeople and the wonders that sport does for feeling a sense of community when that may be lacking elsewhere.
EVENTS: host more frequent low-key events such as weekend brunches (for those who can't make events during the week), coffee meetups both on campus and off, games and movie nights. I would also engage with the wider LGBTQ+ community in London, representing UCL at Student Pride and Night Pride events that happen during the academic year.
Working with the Trans Officer, I hope I can represent the broad range of LGBTQ+ people at UCL and create the necessary space for LGBTQ+ students to feel a sense of community and representation.