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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots32
Valid votes32
Invalid votes0

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Round Alexia Mihaila Victoria Simpson Anthony Bazley RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 20.00 9.00 3.00 0.00 4.00 16.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 16.00. Candidate Alexia Mihaila has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Alexia Mihaila.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Victoria Simpson
I joined Connect.ed this year in order to take part in the Research Mentorship Programme. Participating in this has allowed me to see and benefit from some of the society’s excellent work first-hand. Through this I also was asked to read and comment on my mentor’s blog posts. This was an exercise I thoroughly enjoyed and is what inspired me to apply for the position of editor. I have gained editing experience through both my essay-based degree but and working as a writer on the USAAH Society research projects. As someone who hopes to go into the field of research after university, I am passionate about the Connect.ed ethos, and if elected would strive to produce far-reaching high-quality work with the help of the blog writers.
Anthony Bazley
Hi everybody! The Connect.ed blog is a great opportunity both for students to get involved in writing and for our readers to learn about relevant academic ideas and ongoing research while bringing awareness to the Connect.ed society as a whole. We already have some fantastic submissions on the blog, however Connect.ed is a fast-growing society and likewise the Connect.ed blog should continue to develop too.
As a Blog Editor for Connect.ed, I hope to grow the blog through encouraging more students to write for us while always providing support and guidance to any interested writers. The blog has the potential to be bigger and better – I intend to increase awareness through social media and organising events specifically aimed at writing (communicating with the respective officers) and potentially initiating collaborations with other student media societies (like Pi Media). The web design for the blog could be updated while maintaining an inviting and lively house style that complements the work and values of Connect.ed.
The Connect.ed blog could become a central platform to develop a research community among UCL students, a place that evokes fascinating conversations and feeds curious minds - this is exactly what I aspire to achieve in this role.
Alexia Mihaila
Being one of the writers for the Connect.ed Blog this year I noticed how fun it is to conduct research on the topics you are passionate about and also just how much potential the blog has! : )

My name is Alexia Mihaila and I am an undergraduate Arts and Sciences student running to shape the Connect.ed Blog, together with the blog team, for it to reach its heights!

I plan to:

* Establish a bi-annual Connect. ed online and physical magazine

* Set up a vlogging platform or a podcast following the stories of undergraduate and postgraduate UCL researchers

* Tie the bonds between the Mentorship program and the blog by offering exposure to the mentors, the mentees, and their projects

* Organize workshops on qualitative and quantitative research, academic writing, and how-to sessions (e.g. how to fund your research as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, how to conduct interviews ethically, how to gather data, etc.)

* Plan social events with other societies to increase the exposure of the Blog

* Organize talks led by researchers and academics

* Create a safe space for ideas to be shared and debated, as well as, ensure smooth communication when delivering an article or having an idea

I hope you can put your faith in me so that together we can make the blog a staple of UCL's writing and that we will be able to encourage more students to conduct their own research on the topics that make their heart race! :)