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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots23
Valid votes23
Invalid votes0


Round Varenya Jalan Jamie Wong Nanami Tsuchiyama RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 5.00 13.00 5.00 0.00 1.50 11.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 11.50. Candidate Jamie Wong has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Jamie Wong.

Number of vacancies: 1


Nanami Tsuchiyama
Hello, my name is Nanami Tsuchiyama, and I’m a second-year undergraduate student studying Geography with Social Data Science. I’m applying for the role of Outreach and Initiatives Officer as I hope to give back to the society by providing more activities and events.

Being involved in the society as a mentee of the Research Mentorship Project showed me what it’s like to be studying at a higher level focusing on research, and gave me the opportunity to learn about a field and methods I wouldn’t have known if I have not participated. In addition, the various events being held focused on academic careers gave me insights into a variety of journeys that researchers have taken to come to where they are now.

If I get elected I would like to propose a series of events focusing on the social impact of academic research and interdisciplinary research, to show how what is being studied in academic research is relevant to our daily lives, and how researchers from different disciplines can come together to come up with solutions our current world is facing.

Thank you for taking your time to read this, and I hope you vote for me!
Jamie Wong
Hi! I'm a second year Population Health Sciences student and am nominating myself to serve as the Outreach and Initiative Officer for the society. As a student who understands the value of academic research, and has had experience both within and outside of my course evaluating journal articles and conducting literature reviews, I really appreciate the work the society has done in delivering the Research Mentorship Programme, and wish to help and inspire other students who also wish to further develop their research skills. Joining the UCL Connect.ed team would therefore be a perfect opportunity for me to do so.

Having served in multiple principal officer and outreach roles at UCL, I have extensive experience contacting potential partners for event collaborations and sponsorships, as well as inviting guest speakers to host talks and workshops for society members. As such, I hope to draw on my prior experience to secure more partnerships and collaborations with academics from an even wider variety of UCL departments, drawing in a greater number of students with varying interests. Whether it be organising more research skill based workshops, or creating a new discussion panel series to complement the society’s Research Mentorship Programme, I would strive to ensure that the society is able to grow even further and leave a lasting impact on all its members through securing a wider range of opportunities next year.
Varenya Jalan
Being a part of this society has been one of the most enriching experiences of my first year. I have been the Freshers Representative and Outreach officer and have looked closely at how the society has been run. I hope to elevate our experiences and make them more meaningful, engaging and inclusive for all our members.

I would focus on the following :
- Diversifying the range of events to bring in more skill-based and research-focused workshops
- Collaborating with other societies and interacting more with our alumni network.
- Curating events and experiences based on your interests

As an undergraduate who is extremely passionate about research and connecting with like-minded individuals, I immediately realised that UCL Connect.ed was the society for me. I hope to bring exciting opportunities to make your experience here a memorable one.