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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots78
Valid votes78
Invalid votes0


Round See Elyn Yan Chen Alara Kopuz RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 35.00 5.00 36.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 39.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 39.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 37.00 38.00 3.00 0.50 37.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Yan Chen and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 37.50. Candidate Alara Kopuz has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Alara Kopuz.

Number of vacancies: 1


Yan Chen
Hi all dance fans!! I'm Yan Chen who into dancing from a very young age, but didn't get any long-term professional training for one specific dance, I'm just dancing eg. Aerobic gymnastics in the school galas and some national/provincial championships sometimes for fun. Personally I think, for us who don't make a living as a pro dancer, we just dance to make our life more colourful, to make us feel beautiful, happy, fit and confident and then make like-minded friends somehow in this dance society family.

And since I've found so many friends who are also fascinated by the dance around me are often daunted by those professional videos online, or just feel they're too old/late to learn dance, I think we should make more various entry-level workshops available for our lovely members and hold fabulous dance parties where would invite including but not limited to our members or UCL students to provide an opportunity for everyone to experience the magic of dance?
Alara Kopuz
Being on committee and working with such challenging conditions this year has made me appreciate what it means to be a part of UCL DanceSoc. I have loved seeing the passion and dedication from our members come together and would love the opportunity to play a role in getting the society back to its pre-covid state. As a Psychology student myself, I really enjoy the marketing and organizational side involved in running a society. Thus, I have always involved myself in leadership roles such as being Vice President in my High-school MUN club where I learnt what it meant to be the key point of contact for a team and how to manage weekly meetings. I also gained a lot of experience being Liaison Officer this year during a period of extensive challenges where we had to be flexible and quick in making decisions. Being on committee has allowed me to understand the dynamics of the relationships between the committee roles and has given me more insight into what it would take to run committee. If I was elected president, I would aim to increase communication between committee and members so that everyone feels comfortable and excited to benefit the most they can from DanceSoc. I believe this year has especially taught us that it is important to continue to change and adapt to new situations, thus, my aim for 2021 is to open the society to more fresh ideas, such as student-led workshops and inter-society/university events to really allow members to continue their passion for dance.
See Elyn
Hello! I’m El and I’m so excited to be running for the President of Dance Society!
Most assume that my first year at UCL wasn’t a banger because I wasn’t able to experience the full university experience, but I was very much able to live the best university life despite two lockdowns because of Dance Society. Being involved in classes, shows and the TranscenDance production team with amazing individuals really made me fall in love with the society. These extraordinary people that I’ve met throughout the year are truly the main drive for me to run for President this year! Seeing the fire and love of dance that everyone has really moved me to fall in love with dance all over again, and I hope to be able to light this spark in others to come.
Before coming to UCL, I’ve had opportunities to lead my committee to organise a plethora of events, including my school’s orientation and awards ceremony and I am confident that I will be able to lead Dance Soc to achieve greater heights!
If I were to be elected, my vision for UCL Dance Society in the upcoming year is a simple but difficult one, and that’s to make dance open and enjoyable for everyone. No matter your ability or genre, I want to create an environment where dancers can step out of their comfort zones and explore more styles of dance and discover their own way of moving. Spreading the love and freedom of dance not only within the society but also to other fellow UCL students is my biggest wish for the upcoming year.