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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available positions2
Total ballots57
Valid votes57
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Taslim Salaudeen Marcel Aziamale Somachi Ngoka RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 7.00 18.00 32.00 0.00 0.00 13.00 19.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 19.00. Candidate Somachi Ngoka has reached the threshold and is elected. Candidates have surplus votes so surplus votes will be transferred for the next round.
2 10.90 21.90 19.00 5.20 0.00 2.90 19.00
Count after transferring surplus votes from Somachi Ngoka. Candidate Marcel Aziamale has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winners are Marcel Aziamale and Somachi Ngoka.

Number of vacancies: 2

Candidates

Somachi Ngoka
To begin with, I would say this role perfectly combines all my interests therefore I do not approach it as a job but more of a hobby. From being the co-president of the African Society in my previous school, I would say I’ve gained valuable skills which would be applicable to this role. These include the improvement of my ability to lead a team and most importantly the capacity to make use of every member’s strengths in the most efficient way. This responsibility was also accompanied by me being in charge of choreographing all the dances to be displayed in the annual showcase.
By doing these activities simultaneously, I enhanced my organisation skills as I had to prepare the agendas for both activities.Moreover, my communication skills were improved through relaying my creative ideas unto others while taking my team members preferences into consideration.
I also understand this role comes with a responsibility regarding event promotion, having previously worked as a co-publicist, I am confident that I would be able to fulfil the duties pertaining to this field. To conclude, I am looking forward to being able to adapt my skills to this new environment as well as learn a lot more along the way.
Taslim Salaudeen
I have no doubt that I will thrive in a demanding position such as the role of creative director. I have a strong work ethic and a proven track record of handling multiple responsibilities. I am very interested in videography and hope to bring to the position my spirit of service and leadership, helping to oversee our annual ucl acs panafrik cultural showcase and adapt to the COVID situation by converting events online if need be next year.
Besides panafrik, it will be my priority to improve the usage of social media to make it more interactive and ensure all acs students are actively involved. This way, events will be organised by getting the society members' suggestions. Decisions will be based on what the acs body has chosen through media such as polls on instagram. For example, this year, the society will be provided options for the annual merchandise and will be able to choose the best design.
I plan to make sure the freshers experience next year is more exciting than usual, by organising more events and creating freshers group chats on more interactive apps such as twitter.
A YouTube platform will be created to post vlogs of multiple events that would be organised next year. I plan to introduce filming of events such as sporting competitions against other societies, recreational, networking, and culturals such as panafrik. These will also be posted on tiktok and instagram highlights to capture and broadcast the exuberance and diversity of members.
Marcel Aziamale
I am standing because I want to pioneer the rejuvenated ACS’s innovative environment. My skills gained through previous leadership experiences, such as being President of the Eton ACS, show that I have relevant experience in undertaking and thriving in leadership roles. One of my aims is to implement a more substantial social media presence by creating various mini-series on personalities within the society, making the community more interactive. Through exploring member’s interests in the style of the GQ ’10 things I can’t live without` series, amongst other means, current members can get a better understanding of their peers, and freshers can create a link with older members. I will ensure consistent communication on media platforms by broadcasting highlights and discussion points of ACS events, be it Panafrik, sports, or careers. Further, the ACS will have various topical podcasts by ACS members, past and present, to add another dimension to our output and allow people to connect with our member’s thoughts.
Arranging competitions within the ACS, ranging from photography to national food tasting to even style competitions is something that I will introduce. Highlighting these different layers of the ACS would portray the density of talent within the society. My creative vision is to display the full depths of the ACS by creating a streamlined yet plentiful experience that emphasises the different values we, as a community, characterise.