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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots56
Valid votes56
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Nishika Bhatt Tejo Bonthu RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 46.00 10.00 0.00 18.00 28.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 28.00. Candidate Nishika Bhatt has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Nishika Bhatt.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Nishika Bhatt
Hey! I’m Nishika, I’m a first-year medic, and I’m running for Culture and Community Director! Being the daughter of immigrant parents, I have had the honour of being brought up in a rich and diverse culture that has taught me so many things about what it means to be Indian and how to share my culture with others. Having volunteered in India for 2 months at The Blind People’s Organisation, putting on cultural events and teaching the children there about our culture, I realised the importance of giving back to the community and helping those in need. Inspired by my time in India, I would love to organise charity events with Indian Soc that not only go towards a great cause but also incorporate our values! As someone who thoroughly enjoys all things Bollywood, I am very excited for events such as Jashn and Sangeet to (hopefully) resume this year! Not only to get involved as a participant, but also help organise and run these events would be something I would be very enthusiastic about and help bring some more ideas to the table! Community has always been a core value of Indian culture and so I would really look forward to working with other members of Indian Soc to create events that truly reflect the beauty of Indian culture.
Tejo Bonthu
Upon moving to a new place, living alone for the first time, a moment I particularly remember missing home was Diwali. I missed the sense of belonging and excitement that always came with this auspicious time. As cultural and community director, I would focus my efforts into bridging the gap between the busy London life and the beautiful culture we all love, making it feel more like home. I aim to promote the celebration of our festivals by holding firework displays on Diwali/Bandi Chhor Divas, arrange our very own Holi celebration, continue the legacy of the infamous UCL Bollywood Club Nights and really make up for the lost time taken by lockdown. Uni is the perfect opportunity to discover and connect with our culture and other people who feel the same. Therefore this is why I am so passionate about Indian society and I hope to translate this to the events. I feel my skills lie in being committed to making next year work especially after the current year we’ve had and being proactive for events which are ultimately about you. Oh and I’ll make sure the food bangs because that’s the top priority.