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Part Time Officer
Voting is closed
Results:
Date count run20 Mar 2020
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots1084
Valid votes1084
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Joshua Choo Ihsan Sahrolnizam Osama Alsaiari Syed Haque RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 327.00 99.00 136.00 469.00 53.00 0.00 0.00 542.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 542.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 383.00 545.00 156.00 81.00 464.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Ihsan Sahrolnizam, Osama Alsaiari, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 464.00. Candidate Syed Haque has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Syed Haque.

Number of vacancies: 1

Societies’ Officer will oversee all general interest societies in UCL and develop opportunities for students to pursue a rich range of interests at UCL. Working closely with the Activities Officer, they will have a lead role in developing and building a strong community of general interest societies in the Union.

Candidates

Osama Alsaiari
The student life experience here at UCL wouldn't have been complete without the diverse culture of clubs and societies. It is such exciting activities that help one persevere in excelling academically while still giving a fair amount of attention to developing their character and socializing. Through these opportunities, acquiring essential skills to stand out, forging strong friendships and striving to make an impact on the community all while enjoying your life as a student become possible. I have developed an awareness of the obstacles societies face as a committee member this year, and I would thereby strive to ensure that we carry on the legacy of being one of the largest and most active students' union.

Support form the SU:
- As a representative of societies, I will ensure that issues put forward by those assigned to do so in societies are organized and brought up in meetings when making important decisions.
- Provide a direct communication channel between committee members and the SU for help with administrative processes

Events and socializing:
- Promote inter-societies events and meetups by aiding the contact of committee members
- Increase the number of intercollegiate events by contacting other unions
- Ensure maximum space and storage is available to societies through efficient management


Publicity:
- Advertising for big society meetups and events available to non-members at the start of term 2
- Advertise for new societies









Joshua Choo
EASY TO FIND

• Daily Email: Respond within one working day
• Weekly Office Time: Two hours per week to ensure your voice is heard
• Monthly Survey: Fix the problems you encounter within your society

QUICK TO HELP

• Urgent Problems: Will strive to help you solve urgent problems regarding societies within 24 hours
• Non-Urgent Inquiries: Official replies will be sent within three working days


HAPPY TO SUPPORT

• New Societies: Regarding the creation of societies, I am happy to advise and discuss how you should prepare
• Established Societies: Regarding established societies, I am happy to offer advice on any issues


Hi all, Joshua here!

I am asking for YOUR VOTE as Societies' Officer

I believe that I am a good fit for Societies' Officer due to my commitment to help others. I truly care about what you think and am here to solve any problems you may have regarding societies. I truly care about our community and will strive to consistently improve on work that has already been done.


I possess the relevant experience to successfully undertake the position as Societies’ Officer from my previous post as the chairman of the student association union. I believe have the skills and experience to take this role from strength to strength and ultimately help UCL build a better culture for societies.

Thank you for reading, vote Joshua.
Ihsan Sahrolnizam
UCL has one of the most popular and diverse range of societies and clubs. I believe that they have thrived and prospered through the efforts of UCL students looking to find a home away from home. I learnt this from joining two UCL shows, the Greek Play and the Malaysian Night and I hope to be able to support the societies to continue such efforts in the capacity of Societies Officer.

My experience here taught me that what the societies need at this point is unobstructive support from the Union's side and a voice to fight on their behalf against actions that may hinder their efforts. I was once fundraising exco of my Sports House and led teams in competitions during high school for debates and traditional music competitions which taught me a lot about communication, compromise and integrity in achieving progress. One of the few changes I hope to see is making the process easier in utilising spaces in UCL but also making sure that activities do not disrupt others' working environment. If I became Societies Officer I would give my best to be the link between not only the officers and the societies, but to encourage society participation amongst students because at times a close-knit group with similar interests is all you need to get through gloomy busy London.
Syed Haque
I believe that Union are not doing enough work to ensure the support system in place for clubs and societies to run efficiently & effectively for the societies & clubs respective committees in particular the president, treasurer and welfare officer of these clubs and societies which detrimentally can effect the running of the society and can affect the affiliated members from not having the support in place by the society simply because of a lack of a system in place for societies. If I were to be elected Societies Officer, I would guarantee more effective communication and a system in place to ensure regular contact & support and strengthen the relationship between the society and the union to ensure support is provided and assured for them to seek help & guidance on running a society.

Having a wide range of experiences across societies & clubs including SOP SU, Bangla Soc, Arab & North African Society, Isoc, Pak Soc, Friends of Palestine and being Co-Founder & Welfare Officer of UCL Futsal, I have learnt how these societies run and learnt about the different struggles they face. I want to become your new societies officer to help ease these struggles and make sure that more societies are given the correct facilities and funding to make your time at UCL the best it could possibly be. I hope that my time as societies officer will encourage many new & current societies to flourish & provide best possible experience for students here at UCL!

VOTE SYED #1 Societies Officer