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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots42
Valid votes42
Invalid votes0


Round Lea Wowra Maria Patouna Yuxuan Du Zemal Sheerani RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 19.00 12.00 4.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 21.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 23.00 15.00 4.00 4.00 19.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Yuxuan Du, Zemal Sheerani, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 19.00. Candidate Lea Wowra has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Lea Wowra.

Number of vacancies: 1


Maria Patouna
I am applying to be Journal Secretary because this position combines my passions: writing, diplomacy and teamwork. I love writing: figuring out words’ origins, their nuances, the intensity they carry, choosing them and pairing them up in sentences - or choosing to withhold them, guiding the reader into thinking them. Using precise and polished language to accurately deliver a solid argument is a delicate matter, which years of writing have taught me well. I love diplomacy because there is always another question to be asked, a lead to explore, motives to uncover and perspectives to address. Investigating and slowly unwrapping the truth is a fascinating process. Sharing the outcomes is fulfilling because it wakes readers up to today’s raw realities - this is what I would aim for in the works published. I acknowledge that to be entrusted with writers’ words, time and labour is an honour. While editing, I want the journalists to know that their work is being treated with respect and utmost care. The nature of my Politics and International Relations degree ensures my awareness of recent political developments, which I enjoy viewing through cultural, socioeconomic and psychological lenses to interpret and identify their implications. I am positive that my organisational and leadership skills, meticulousness and punctuality will enable me to accomplish the duties. If selected, I will strive to convey my enthusiasm and knowledge, and to serve the position in the most efficient way!
Yuxuan Du
My name is Yuxuan Du, an international student from Asia. The past few years' studies, participating in societies and work behind the scenes made me understand that run a student society means unswerving devotion and time. I used to be the president of the History society in school. To me play a role in the student society, I must contribute my best working plans, enforce them, and listen to each every member's wishes. I would have a down-to-earth attitude, value every piece of advice and feedback from companions, for the reason I believe firmly one can't improve or make any progress while not cherishing opinions. With experiences and willingness, I am ready to work for society's best. Although I wouldn't say that be a secretary, I will definitely bring significant changes definitely; however, I certainly will devote myself to every day's work, make all my efforts to fulfill my job. If you empower me with your trust, allow me to become one qualified journal secretary.
Lea Wowra
Hi there!

I am Lea, I study International Social and Political Studies, and am incredibly passionate about journalism and diplomatic affairs. I have journalistic experience in both English and German and have been a head columnist at The Diplomacy Review this past year. I am still amazed by the output and talent of all the resident writers and would love to explore further ways to expand our journal’s reach. I am eager to accompany more of the publishing process – a task that is new to me but that my experience will allow me to carry out knowledgably. Also, attending the society’s events has been the greatest fun and I would be more than happy to collaborate with the society’s heads of events to organise more journalism-themed events and workshops. It certainly won’t be easy to step into Maeva’s shoes, but I promise I will do my best to advance our journal, podcast and YouTube channel further.

Zemal Sheerani
As an avid reader and contributor to the 'Diplomacy Review', I believe that I would be a good fit for the role as I deeply admire and enjoy the work that society members and the wider UCL student community contribute. As the UCL Her Campus magazine Events Director, I have experience with online editorial work as well as managing and encouraging young writers to participate in order to ensure that nobody gets left behind. As a writer for Her Campus magazine, I am used to the rigour and attentiveness that an online publication requires to maintain a high standard of content.
My goals as Journal Secretary would be...
1. To promote the review in order to ensure that we are getting both a wider readership, as well as a host of writers with exceptional talent.
2. To have an editor's column with a summary of the articles of that week.
3. To expand the content base of the Review by collaborating with Think Tanks as well as UCL research students in order to be at the forefront of diplomacy and international relations analysis.
4. To set up social media accounts for the review in order to ensure that it gets more coverage, and as a way to update readers on new articles instantly.
I hope to become part of this wonderful team!
Thank you!