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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available positions2
Total ballots31
Valid votes31
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Joshua Freeman Md Hossain RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 25.00 6.00 0.00 0.00 14.66 10.33
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 10.34. Candidate Joshua Freeman has reached the threshold and is elected. Candidates have surplus votes so surplus votes will be transferred for the next round.
2 10.34 19.87 0.73 0.06 9.53 10.30
Count after transferring surplus votes from Joshua Freeman. Candidate Md Hossain has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winners are Joshua Freeman and Md Hossain.

Number of vacancies: 2

Candidates

Joshua Freeman
Hi! My name is Josh and I'm studying a postgrad in Education at UCL. I've been involved with debating since the first year of my undergrad, when I was a novice attending my very first competitions. I love the community, how it teaches you important skills, and how it lets you clash minds with some of the most articulate students from across the country (and beyond). In that context, the Training Officer (or 'TO') plays a very important role. The job of a TO is firstly to run training sessions, preparing our own debaters for competitions, and secondly to organise teams for those competitions. Unlike some other positions, then, it's really important for a TO to be very familiar with the debating circuit and with the rules, and how to succeed, in debate.

I have a lot of experience in both these areas. I have an (slightly embarrassingly) long debating CV, including reaching elimination rounds of 14 competitions as a speaker and nearly 30 as a judge. During the week I am a full time teacher, and run a debate society at my school. I was also VP of my previous debating society, and in charge of allocating teams to dozens of competitions across the UK. If elected to be TO, I would aim to run a comprehensive training programme which is both accessible to debating novices, and purposeful for experienced debaters. I would also aim to have more expert presentations by experienced debaters and increasing the number of 'pro-ams' for novices. I would really appreciate your vote!
Md Hossain
It was eight months before I could deliver my first full-length speech back in high-school. It felt like an uphill battle, and I only stuck around that long because my club made me feel welcome. Public speaking can be daunting, especially if it's not in your first language. And for late bloomers like me, sometimes it feels easier to quit midway. As Training Officer, I plan to make weekly training sessions as engaging and accessible as possible for debaters of all skill levels, incorporating fun skill-developing games and activities into the standard formula of lectures and practice debates.

With almost 5 years of debating experience, including a brief stint as a Junior Coach for my high-school, I look forward to bringing tons of passion and dedication to the table! Whether you're just dropping by, a relative novice, or a seasoned pro, you can expect to have a great time when you come to sessions, and leave having learnt something new that will help you improve as a speaker.