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Sabbatical Officer
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Results:
Date count run20 Mar 2020
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots813
Valid votes813
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Aarushi Menon Lily Mae Rowe RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 410.00 380.00 23.00 0.00 3.50 406.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 406.50. Candidate Aarushi Menon has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Aarushi Menon.

Number of vacancies: 1

The Women’s Officer will lead the Union’s Women’s Network in continuing to build an engaging, dynamic and rewarding community of women 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 women 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.

The Women’s Officer will be a full time Sabbatical Officer of the Students’ Union working 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.

Candidates

Aarushi Menon
My name is Aarushi and I am a 2nd year Geography student. Hello!
If you don’t want to read my whole manifesto, here’s a quick summary: I will deliver better mental health communication across UCL, better environments for trans and non-binary students, and a robust support structure for coming forward about harassment. We all deserve a great community at UCL.

Now, in a little more detail:

MENTAL HEALTH
Strengthening mental health resource availability on departmental and society levels
More communication about mental health resources at the start of the academic year

HARASSMENT
Ensuring all training takes place before freshers, including society welfare officers
More information available about actions taken after reporting harassment
More specialised support for people coming forward about harassment
Guaranteed consequences for bullying reports about lecturers

INTERSECTIONALITY
Stop UCL allowing transphobic events to be held on campus
Daily replacement of free menstrual products in bathrooms
Gender neutral toilets
More support & bursaries for students with caring responsibilities
Increased gender diversity in departmental guest speakers
More trans-friendly environments in sport societies

COMMUNITY
More social media presence for Women’s Officer
More involvement for non-Bloomsbury UCL students

If there are other issues you want to raise, please feel free to! I genuinely want to improve the lives of women at UCL, and would love new perspectives!
Lily Mae Rowe
I am a confident and fearless woman here to support my fellow sisters. Choosing me as women’s officer is a vote for female solidarity at UCL!
I am continually working to help put women front and centre of the UCL agenda. I am an Active Bystander training students to actively prevent sexual harassment. I study gender---at master’s level---so understand the issues facing women across society. I am the Editor in Chief of the HER UC Chapter supporting female student writers get published, every week. I helped project coordinate the ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’ week on campus. I am a published Feminist academic writer with pieces in Journals at Columbia University and on our own campus. Trust me when I say, sisters, I have got this!

If elected I pledge to achieve
-To Support students more effectively in times of strike
- To keep sexual violence prevention at the top of the agenda
- Promote female solidarity through female-focused social events
- Campaign to revolutionise our patriarchal curriculum
- Get our female voices heard on a female-only UCL union podcast

How am I going to do all of that? Because I have a ton of experience supporting minorities and working in a union. I was the commercial manager for another Students Union and I have supported women and girls throughout my career in Local Government, Charities and as a volunteer. You know what you got to do…
VOTE FOR SISTERHOOD, VOTE LILY FOR WOMENS OFFICER!