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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots44
Valid votes44
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Neil Mehta Karan Patel Shahana Yusuf Shivani Amin RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 10.00 4.00 16.00 14.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 22.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 22.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 17.00 20.00 7.00 1.50 18.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Neil Mehta, Karan Patel, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 18.50. Candidate Shivani Amin has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Shivani Amin.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Neil Mehta
I am extremely keen to become Indian Society’s Welfare/Sponsorship Director, and I believe I have the drive and innovation to ensure deals with multiple businesses, further improving the society’s renowned reputation. Raising funds for London’s biggest Bollywood events will be my primary goal, and I have vast experience in this area having been a student ambassador at sixth form. From organising charity days and bake sales to advising management on college-wide events, my creativity and enterprise led to raising around £500 on every charity event.

For those who have met me, I’m very welcoming and hospitable, motivated and resilient to encourage companies to form a connection with the society. With me in charge of welfare and sponsorship, the events will be the talk of the university weeks in advance. Everyone from first-years to postgrads as well as minority students will be involved to open up the inclusion and diversity that underpins the society’s values.

I believe I am a good fit for this role because I understand the importance of Indian celebrations for university students, especially after a whole year of lockdown restrictions. You won’t be wasting a vote on me for the next academic year, as one of my strongest priorities will be to encourage members to interact with others at all levels of the society, creating a strong cultural bond.
Shivani Amin
Hi, I’m Shivani and I’m running for Finance Officer. The role of a Finance Officer 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 committee last year, as an FYR, I’ve gained an understanding on the commitment required for any role and have made some amazing friends despite the current circumstances. I genuinely believe I can help make next year’s experiences for everyone on the society memorable.
Shahana Yusuf
Welfare/Finance Officer is a role that requires a peoples person - whether to promote inclusivity and reach out to members, or get through to sponsors and raise funds. As someone who spent most of the year abroad, but still developed meaningful friendships with many members of the committee and society overall, I believe my social and communication skills are what truly set me apart.

As an economics student looking to pursue finance, I have had various opportunities to get to meet prospective sponsors through networking events, which would further my ability as Finance Officer. Facilitating these deals also means selling the society’s appeal, which requires an in depth understanding of it’s workings. As a First Year Rep with a year’s worth of experience on the committee, I see this as a strength of mine.

The two newly combined roles, also present various synergies that I am very exited to explore. With Finance Officer responsible for corporate relationships, and students’ careers directly affecting their welfare, bringing careers advice from the many successful professionals around corporate London to the society, I believe ties both roles together perfectly.

Additionally, as Trustee of Faith to Unite Charitable Trust, I have raised funds of upto £6000 giving me the necessary skills for negotiating with sponsors to be able to fund a project at hand. So please vote for me so that we can raise lots of money to keep the big fat desi parties going all year round!
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. Engaging students of all backgrounds and ages is another key responsibility within this role, and one of my priorities would be to make new members or even older students feel welcome and enjoy everything that the Indian Society has to offer whilst not feeling left out. As your welfare officer, I hope to secure reputable sponsors to be able to host outstanding events that create memories and friendships for life!