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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running2
Available position1
Total ballots36
Valid votes36
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Isobel Binnie RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 35.00 1.00 0.00 17.00 18.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 18.00. Candidate Isobel Binnie has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Isobel Binnie.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Isobel Binnie
If we have not met, my name is Isobel Binnie and I would be honoured to be your Film Society Welfare Officer.

I would be a good fit for this position because I am passionate about equal opportunities in academic environments and approachable. I have completed welfare training and I love to see people succeed, which is what I think is key in this role. I held this position last year and found the job limiting due to COVID-19. In my second term, I would like to expand the role by volunteering videography opportunities on the societies' part to charities and non-profit organizations.

As a young person interested in the film industry, I find the medium can be extremely discouraging because of its lack of inclusivity. We hear of so many negative things- that you need connections to get into the industry, that female and BAME directors suffer from chronic lack of recognition, that scripts are "queer baiting" or not inclusive enough, that the highest judge of any film will always be an ageing white man. While, in 2019, the focus was on the scarcity of female directors (12%), a shocking 2% of cinematographers were women.

University film societies have a real opportunity to show inclusivity help open up many's perceptions of film. As welfare officer, I would aspire to help the society achieve that potential and ensure any type of student feels welcome and connected to its activities.