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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots19
Valid votes19
Invalid votes0


Round Martin Matras Sara Kahankova RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 10.00 9.00 0.00 0.50 9.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 9.50. Candidate Martin Matras has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Martin Matras.

Number of vacancies: 1


Sara Kahankova
Hello again!

This year has been incredibly challenging for all of us, but what made it so much better, at least for me, was getting to know so many of you and keeping this amazing community running. So here I am, pleading for your support once more.

During the past year, our committee tried to make the society a place fit for anyone, whether you are a fresher, a foreigner, a senior, a student abroad or from a different uni. I would like to continue this legacy.

Apart from expanding the Family Scheme by more family-related events (Vymena manzelek, escape rooms, sports, lasergame), my goal is to provide even more support for freshers, especially in adjusting to London and uni life (Essay & applications review, guide to corporate culture & career choices, accommodation support).

Not forgetting this year’s survivors, I want to start the year with a proper pub crawl to catch up with famous UCL spots. I aim to work closely with Slovak friends to ensure a more relatable Christmas Quiz and Halusky making/eating contest (a Beer drinking competition will be encouraged at any event). Lastly, I will make sure you will get a chance to attend any of the events in proper merch (we all know Czechoslovak socks are a must-have).

There are many more ideas that come to my mind, but my main mission is to make it about your ideas too. So, I want to end my manifesto by pledging to give space and support to anyone willing to come forward. After all, this society is here for all of us.
Martin Matras
Hi, my name is Martin and I’m a first year PPE student running for president of the Czech and Slovak Society. Speaking from personal experience, I really appreciated the warm welcome in the beginning of my studies at UCL, when I was completely lost and the society really did their best to show me the ropes and introduce me to life at UCL. Despite the difficult circumstances, the society managed to start the family scheme, which I think works really well and I’d like it to continue not only in its current form, but also to introduce broader families consisting of past and current students of similar courses, creating an even stronger sense of community among Czech and Slovak students at UCL.
However, the function of the society shouldn’t be limited to fostering the Czech and Slovak community. Based on conversations with other students of different nationalities, they would appreciate if the society also aimed to organise events and language lessons for people from different cultural backgrounds, enabling them to experience a bit of the lovely Central European culture.
I’d like to contribute my share, and take a proactive role in planning the regular events of the society as well as ensure that everything runs smoothly.
During high school, I’ve founded and led a decently sized society and I hope to use the insights gained from this experience in this role. While I’d be ready to lead the society online, I can’t wait to organise in-person events and see you all on campus.