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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots43
Valid votes43
Invalid votes0


Round Chenglong Wang Nazifa Chowdhury Edith Chow RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 2.00 5.00 36.00 0.00 14.50 21.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 21.50. Candidate Edith Chow has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Edith Chow.

Number of vacancies: 1


Edith Chow
After an unprecedented year of changes to the structure of debating and further uncertainty in the next, it is most crucial that the society learns from the past and strive towards rebuilding our community.

Firstly, as President, I would implement committee handover events to better enable a smooth transition. Having served the society as IV Convenor in the past year, I believe that I would have been better prepared for such a complex role if there was this initial support and guidance available. This may include passing on publication templates or general insight and advice by the outgoing committee.

Secondly, I would mandate bi-weekly committee meetings, where every member of the committee is fully aware of and involved in the decision-making processes within each role. This is part of the overarching focus of my campaign, on connecting everyone interested in debating, whether you are looking to be competitive, just starting out, or looking to meet new friends.

I am invested in the success of the society, having formed amazing relationships with its members since I became an active member in my first year. I believe that my diverse experiences as a speaker, judge, convenor, CA, and equity officer makes me best placed to provide support to all aspects of society organisation. I am acutely aware of the responsibilities each committee role entails, having collaborated individually with most members of the committee last year. Vote Edith!
Nazifa Chowdhury
I am Nazifa, and I am currently an undergraduate studying medicine, in my second year. I am not afraid to stand up for a just cause I believe in, and for people I believe in. In pre-Covid times, I have enjoyed debating both informally via running student activism stalls on campus, and formally in numerous competitive debating tournaments, both at a national and international level. Outside of the university sphere, I work with DebateMate, a national organisation, as a debating mentor to secondary school pupils in deprived areas. My experiences with debating have shown me how powerful a skill it is: I have watched as the secondary school pupils I mentor grow, mentally and socially, because of the newfound confidence they gained by debating. On a wider level, the soft skills gained through debating leads to greater social mobility. In a world which increasingly targets consumers and wants people to think a certain way, there is a pressing need to be able to think on your own feet. As your future President, I am excited to utilise both my passion and managerial ability to oversee such personal growth in all of you next year, and grow our society so that it is a place where everyone feels welcome, and can have a good time!
Chenglong Wang