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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available positions2
Total ballots31
Valid votes31
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Annella Ticktin-Smith Rusheen Bansal RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 16.00 15.00 0.00 10.32 10.34
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 10.34. Candidates Annella Ticktin-Smith and Rusheen Bansal have reached the threshold and are elected.

Winners are Annella Ticktin-Smith and Rusheen Bansal.

Number of vacancies: 2

Candidates

Annella Ticktin-Smith
Hello! I’m Ella, and I’m going into my third year of studying History. I’ve been a member of the Cheese Grater Magazine for 3 years (guess who did her 2nd year twice), and I’ve enjoyed it so much that I thought it would be criminal not to run for Editor-in-Chief.

Having been Humour Editor this year, I have an excellent sense of the style of the magazine, and I have first-hand experience of how the committee operates. Not only do I know the humour section of the magazine inside out, but I’ve also taken an active role in the other sections of the magazine. I have written several pieces for our zine publication, I have regularly attended sketch meetings, and I even organised a 'bring your own cheese' social in collaboration with Francophone society. I have especially enjoyed making our Instagram page look beautiful – a cause very close to my heart. Importantly, I am also familiar with the investigations side of the magazine. As well as attending investigations meetings and helping to proofread our articles, I have also started work on my own investigations piece.

If elected, I would aim to expand the ‘Voices’ section of the magazine, which we started this year. I think we could source more writers by amplifying the section on our social media channels and publicising a wider variety of themes that we would like to see students write about. I would also continue to help with the development of the Cheese Grater podcast, which I am immensely excited about.
Rusheen Bansal
Having the spent the first term remotely, I empathise with the inaccessibility and disconnect one feels with uni. But believe me when I say that Cheese Grater Magazine, its incredible committee and weekly meetings are what got me through.

As a zine editor this year, along with my co-editor, I transformed Grater Expectations into a remarkable termly theme-based magazine with submissions ranging from first-years to postgraduates, by adding more colour and variety to it. Also, I have been a regular contributor to the other sections (especially investigations) — having written multiple articles for the investigations and voices section along with the bi-termly Cheese of the Month feature for the humour section, organised socials on feminist topics, and now spearheading the new podcast initiative — which would all fall under my responsibilities as editor-in-chief.

Being a part of this collaborative committee has allowed me to understand and experience first-hand the inner-workings of the magazine, from initial stages of writing first drafts, and arranging submission in the inDesign layout, to proofreading every word on the latest draft before its published.

Therefore, I believe I have the necessary skills and expertise to serve as a capable Editor-in-Chief, who would especially focus on:
- A stronger social media presence

- Working closely with the all the editors to ensure our content stays relevant and informative

- Chasing down the provost for an interview