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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots15
Valid votes15
Invalid votes0


Round Shagun Dhaliwal Navya Garg Ngoc Nguyen Maria Espinosa RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 10.00 1.00 3.00 1.00 0.00 2.50 7.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 7.50. Candidate Shagun Dhaliwal has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Shagun Dhaliwal.

Number of vacancies: 1


Ngoc Nguyen
I’m Mai, a first-year pharmacology student. As someone who meticulously tracks their own personal finances, I am perfect for this role as I’m experienced in using Excel/Google Sheets. I have a strategic and analytical approach to all important tasks, therefore, I would be comfortable taking on the huge responsibility of becoming treasurer. I perform well in a team, have excellent communication skills, and would comfortably take up positions of leadership (if needed :D). If elected, my priorities are: staying organised and managing overall cash flow, budgeting for events, handling membership fees, applying for funding/sponsors. During 1st term, I found the careers events organised by the BioPharma Soc extremely insightful, it would be an honour to be part of the committee of a society that is at the forefront of healthcare innovation and enterprise at UCL.
Shagun Dhaliwal
Hello! I’m Shagun and I am running to be Treasurer of Biopharma Society.

As a Careers Executive this year I’ve had exposure to how the committee works which has helped me envision a great plan for next year! By planning our flagship Careers Fair I successfully secured speakers from AstraZeneca, Mologic and applied strategic. Beyond these experiences, I am comfortable with numbers, love all things to do with spreadsheets and have fundraising experience. Past consulting experiences have also familiarised me with financial planning and cost-effective analysis. I have strong organizational and communication skills and assure that complete transparency will be provided for society expenditure.

My vision for next year revolves around two themes: increasing our member reach and ensuring members gain maximal exposure to the industry. To achieve this I propose:
- Securing more sponsors to not only establish our financial base but more importantly broaden our professional network
- Liaising with more UCL departments to tap into larger student pools
- Increasing our event repertoire to evenly cover various industries (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, bioengineering, life sciences consulting, etc.)
- Collaborating with relevant societies and partners to provide interactive career exploration workshops

Thank you and please reach out if you have questions!
Navya Garg
My experience and my love for this field combine to make me an ideal candidate for this position. I have always been interested in healthcare innovation, and I even chose to study Biochemistry at university. This role fascinates me because it deals with managing accounts and keeps the treasurer involved in all the new healthcare events at UCL. It also combines business with medicine making it useful at this integral time of COVID-19 that has taught us the relevance of emerging therapeutic developments for future security. I have experience in data storage, excel and finance that I gained through a plethora of volunteering opportunities at various organisations such as Organ India, a trip to an Indian village and at Coachbright. There is a lot that needs exploration in medical research, and this is our chance to initiate that by helping each other rise and contribute to this society. I wish to incorporate my learnings at school, university and beyond into this society, aiming to explore pharmaceutical prospects. It inspires us to be future leaders of tomorrow in our respective fields. If elected, I promise to fulfil the responsibilities that this role demands and encourage others to contribute to healthcare!
Maria Espinosa
Lockdown is coming to an end (fingers cross), and with it, clubs and societies will soon be running back.
Hii everyone, my name is Maria Estevez, and I hope to be your next treasurer.

When it comes to people with financial background or interests, they are plenty of societies that can help to expand their knowledge, meet people like-minded or help them to network in the financial world and get internships. I have the feeling is more difficult for science-based undergrads to find that in a society. That is why I want to ensure the biopharma society can contribute to that.

This is my initial manifesto, but anything you guys propose, I will try my hardest to make it happen:

- First of all work tightly with the social and welfare secretaries to ensure that, once the gouverment guidelines allow us to do so, we can organise as many in person socials as we can. Once lockdown is over, what we all want is to meet each other and have some fun.
- I also want to ensure that we get speakers to talk about the impact of Covid in the industry, workshops to learn about the finances behind it, and more interactive events.
- I would also love to run biweekly feedback sessions in which our members would be able to tell us what they think about our events, the way we are handling thing, any proposals, etc.