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Results:
Date count run22 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running6
Available positions2
Total ballots46
Valid votes45
Invalid votes1

Count

Round Yash Gupta Tharmika Thevarajah Karan Patel Ragul Gajendran Thamirran Chuciyanthan RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 16.00 11.00 9.00 5.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 15.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 15.00. Candidate Yash Gupta has reached the threshold and is elected. Candidates have surplus votes, but since candidates can be safely eliminated, the transfer of surplus votes will be delayed and candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 16.00 12.00 10.00 6.00 1.00 1.00 14.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Thamirran Chuciyanthan and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Candidates have surplus votes, but since candidates can be safely eliminated, the transfer of surplus votes will be delayed and candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 16.00 13.00 15.00 1.00 1.00 14.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Ragul Gajendran. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Candidate Karan Patel has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winners are Yash Gupta and Karan Patel.

Number of vacancies: 2

Candidates

Yash Gupta
My name is Yash Gupta and I am running to be a Sponsorship Officer on Hindu Soc. As a committed member of the society throughout this year by playing football and attending online socials I have become very passionate about the society and I am determined to make the events bigger and better next year. I am very good with communicating with people which will be helpful when bringing in sponsors for the society. I am also very familiar with local businesses in London, as I have loved here all my life, which can be very useful to build connections and a network. Therefore please vote for me if you want a committed Sponsorship Officer who will work his hardest to bring in sponsors for the society.
Ragul Gajendran
Hey! I’m Ragul, I’m a first year Econ student and I’m running to be sponsorship officer. Funding and sponsorship is an extremely significant part of the successful running of society events and a role which needs a reliable person with experience in connecting with a range of people and companies . I myself have experience at networking, leading the ticket sales and sponsorship of a sixth form event in north west London called HighLifeEvents raising over £3000 and selling up to 300 tickets. I know everyone’s hungry for social interaction being locked up in their homes and accommodations this last month. However I expect to change that for you guys next year, increasing the funding of events by connecting with new sponsors, so all of us finally have the chance to attend bigger events and get involved! Being very close friends with all the current first year reps gave me a great insight into Hindu soc and how fun it is working as a close-knit, family-like committee to raise money and enjoy events. I would hate to sit here listing off all the experience I have, like how I was a finalist in BASE(finance competition), or how as an Econ student I have the key skills to work with money, promote events efficiently and maximise sponsorship because I know that’s not what you guys want to hear. Instead I’ll leave you with the promise that next year you will experience events like you have never experienced before, and you will never regret a night out! VOTE RAGUL, VOTE FUN ALL YEAR!
Thamirran Chuciyanthan
Hey! I’m Thamirran, and I’m a first-year Economics Student. Some of you may know me as the nutty host rocking that whacky hairdo from our hit ‘Take Me Out’ event :P .
But if not, here’s a little about myself...

When I joined as an FYR earlier this year, I didn’t expect much with all that’s been going on in the past year, but after gaining insight within the society, I realised just how much was possible and just how much I wanted to ensure next year was going to be a blast.
HSOC offers many great events like Rangeela and D-Ball with crazy huge turnouts. I’ve never been more determined to exceed expectations and give everyone nights that you truly deserve and will forever remember by getting amazing sponsors to help fund and co-host our events, as well as working with our charities.

Focussing on the inclusivity of everyone in the community is one of my priorities. Anyone is invited to join us at any time and chill nights with your ‘families’ will definitely forge lifelong friendships that I’m certain you’ll cherish for a long time to come.

I’m so excited for what the future of our society beholds, and I definitely want YOU to have the best experience possible. I mean, we have to make up for last year somehow am I right?

Well, I guess that’s all I have to say, but I hope to have gained your vote and am genuinely eager to meet you all someday! 😊
Karan Patel
Being able to run such large-scale successful events all year round simply would not be possible without sponsorship and fundraising, and so having the chance to be a part of such a popular society and being able to have a significant impact really appeals to me. Communication and teamwork are two essentials characteristics of a sponsorship officer, and having been a House Captain, I am already familiar with formal communication and quickly building relationships with people. As an economics student with work experience at Barclays, I have developed my confidence too; a key trait when trying to secure a sponsorship deal. Fundraising events would also be a great way to not only raise money but engage members of the society and running charity events in the past has really exposed me to this. As your sponsorship officer, I hope to secure reputable sponsors to be able to host outstanding events that create memories and friendships for life!
Shivani Amin
Hi, I’m Shivani and I’m running for Sponsorship Officer. The role of a sponsorship is vital in running a society, without funding, the events simply cannot run, and I plan to help make next year’s events unforgettable. I believe my organisational, communication and time management skills are perfectly fit for this role. Having done work experience and worked in a finance company, building and maintaining professional relationships have become second nature to me. These skills, along with this experience expanding my network, would be extremely helpful in securing potential sponsors. My aim is to secure maximum funding to ensure we are in the best possible position, with limited financial barriers, to plan events. Having being part of a committee last year, I’ve gained an understanding on the commitment required for any role and I genuinely believe I can help make next year’s experiences for everyone on this society memorable.
Tharmika Thevarajah
From running a student-run production where most of the proceedings to charities came from sponsorships, I believe I can use my experiences to secure sponsorships for future Hindu Society’s events. In a professional environment, I have been able to negotiate and liaise with businesses which will prove beneficial in this role.

From being a first year representative for Hindu Society, I have gained many insights into this role and hope to utilise this exposure if I am elected. As an economics student, I can use my mathematical background when dealing with contracts.

I want to ensure events next year happen on an even larger scale particularly after the year we have experienced. Inevitably this is only possible through extra funding which highlights the importance of the role. Therefore working alongside the other members of the committee, I hope to create unforgettable events with you all.