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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots48
Valid votes48
Invalid votes0


Round Maeva Bleicher Anouska Jha RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 40.00 8.00 0.00 16.00 24.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 24.00. Candidate Maeva Bleicher has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Maeva Bleicher.

Number of vacancies: 1


Anouska Jha
There are three goals I will pursue if given the role of President of UCL Diplomacy Society: Firstly, I will ensure wider accessibility to knowledge on the ever-growing field of foreign relations. Coming from a minority ethnic background and being the first in my family to pursue a future in politics and diplomacy, I knew little of what options were open to me. This Society has become a safe-space for me to grow intellectually and maintain the values of critical thought that are vital to this generation. I hope, as President, I can inflict this sentiment onto our members. Secondly, my goal is to reflect members’ interests within the events and structure of the Society. In working closely with the Committee, I will ensure members receive an engaging experience with regards to networking opportunities and talks with leaders who represent their interests, as this is the best way to make use of such invaluable opportunities. I am grateful for partaking in the UCL Diplomat Review as a first-year, which taught me the value of taking initiative with my own passions and discovering wholly new aspects of the vibrant disciplines within diplomacy, something I aim to promote. Lastly, this year’s challenges demand an unparalleled commitment to resilience. By listening to the advice of the Committee and being open to learning from different branches of the team, I will establish a flourishing intellectual and inclusive space, regardless of what complications lie ahead.

Maeva Bleicher
I have been honoured to be the Journal Secretary for the Diplomacy Society since last April. As part of my role, I have been able to organise events like the very popular BBC careers talk, I have rebranded our journal and opened new channels to reflect on diplomacy. I have also designed graphics, coordinated our team of writers and assisted in all the range of events we had this year.

I have had the chance to touch upon every aspect of our society, and I would, therefore, love to apply my experiences and further my commitment by becoming president this year!

On top of the required responsibilities, here are some of my plans for the future:

- Develop our career network: internship plans, career events and schemes.
- Partnerships: expand university partnerships beyond London and UK universities.
- Build project initiatives for members to work in direct contact with NGOs and political organisations.
- If covid regulations allow, kickstart our embassy dinners and visits again.

The Diplomacy Society has endowed me with a sense of purpose and drive since my very first steps at UCL. It would be a privilege to continue driving our society forward and working to create an incredible environment for our current and future members.

Thank You!