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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots31
Valid votes31
Invalid votes0


Round Quynh Tran Andreea-Maria Dinu RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 22.00 9.00 0.00 6.50 15.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 15.50. Candidate Quynh Tran has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Quynh Tran.

Number of vacancies: 1


Andreea-Maria Dinu
Hey everyone! I am Andreea and I would like to be your General Secretary for the next academic year. As a first year Natural Sciences student during COVID-19 times, I have been able to closely observe the impact online events have on people and how the Connect.ed society worked in order to keep the students involved in both the social and academic part of the university life. I am eager to work with the other society members and help them deliver the same quality content as they did until now to have, for instance, even more applicants for the Research Mentorship Programme and more participants in the Pizza and PhD’s events (let’s hope physical pizza too).
Every group project in which I was involved developed my organizational and communication skills as I was always the one keeping the team up to date with the weekly meetings and detailed e-mails. Also, I believe my previous experience with being an Events Officer, Outreach Officer, Sponsor Seeker and Project Leader for different organizations both in high school and in this first university year makes me a suitable candidate for this role.
Quynh Tran
Hello! I’m QA. I got involved in UCL Connect.ed’s Blog team last term, and ever since, my appreciation for the research-promoting activities of the society, as well as for the members, has only grown. Thus, it would be a pleasure to contribute more to the society next year as General Secretary.
My experiences on the committee of multiple student-run organisations gave me valuable insights into how to manage a society successfully. I attended weekly meetings (offline and online) where I discussed progress and plans for future events with my team. Additionally, the frequent tight deadlines required that I work in a highly organised and flexible manner.
As a Public Relations officer for a MUN, I developed good communication skills through running marketing campaigns, writing content for social media, contacting organisations to request media support, and speaking to guest speakers to invite them to events. I was also entrusted with the task of composing and editing formal documents such as sponsorship proposals.
My current role as a student representative has further enhanced my speaking and minute-taking abilities as I gather, summarise and share feedbacks from my cohort at Student-Staff meetings, and then relay the discussed points to my course mates.
I believe that with these skills and experiences, I will be able to carry out the responsibilities of General Secretary effectively and assist other committee members in various tasks.