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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots71
Valid votes71
Invalid votes0


Round Lauren Pereira-Greene Abena Amponsah RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 42.00 28.00 1.00 0.00 6.50 35.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 35.50. Candidate Lauren Pereira-Greene has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Lauren Pereira-Greene.

Number of vacancies: 1


Abena Amponsah
RUMSBC means so much to me! I have made some of my closest friends through the club. Members are always ready to help and I know they will always have my back.

Unfortunately, rowing has a reputation as a sport for rich, white men. At RUMSBC, we are taking many steps to try and change this and I want to be a part of this. One way I can do this is by being your inclusivity officer. If you vote for me to be your inclusivity officer, I will:

• Strive to work with schemes which help improve access in rowing such Fulham Reach BC and London Youth Rowing. It’s important that we give our time and not just money. This will help to inspire young people not just to row but also aim for the best universities in the UK
• Work on building up the RUMSBC book club. Themes will cover a wide range of areas such as LGBTQ+ and race issues.
• Work to make sure welfare services and anonymous reporting systems are easily accessible for everyone
• Be a friendly, smiling face around the club for everyone. I’m always ready to listen no matter what!

Let's keep building on this momentum to make real changes in our club and beyond!
Lauren Pereira-Greene
As an Inclusivity Officer, my priority would be to ensure that every member of RUMSBC feels valued and celebrated as an individual. I would like to combat the impression of elitism and exclusion which can surround rowing; it is important to highlight that rowing can be done by anyone, regardless of background. I currently run a national widening-participation organisation and am involved in the Decolonising the Medical Curriculum initiative. Additionally, I work as a Target Medicine mentor, have attended RUMSBC Book Club and was in an Equality and Diversity Society during sixth form. This, as well as personal experience with discrimination, has developed my awareness of issues surrounding widening participation and inclusion. I want to particularly focus on the everyday culture of the club, tackling microaggressions and other subtle barriers to engagement with rowing and social events. It is key that every single member of the boat club is clear on where to access support and high-quality resources. In response to results of the Anti-Racism questionnaire, I would like to further investigate the reluctance towards reporting discrimination, along with the struggle to retain POC members over time.