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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running6
Available position1
Total ballots26
Valid votes26
Invalid votes0


Round Rafia Khan Madigan Ruch Jeremy Nugroho Valerie Barki Shyla Robinson RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 4.00 6.00 11.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 13.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 13.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 4.00 6.00 12.00 3.00 1.00 0.00 12.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Shyla Robinson and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 12.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 4.00 7.00 13.00 2.00 1.00 12.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Valerie Barki. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 12.00. Candidate Jeremy Nugroho has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Jeremy Nugroho.

Number of vacancies: 1


Jeremy Nugroho
Hi everyone! I am Jeremy Nugroho, and I hope to become the next General Manager of the UCL International Relations Society! As a Politics and IR student, I am really passionate about international relations, and have taken part in many UN-related activities, including an internship at the United Nations in Geneva. This has helped me build my administrative skills, which I can use to plan and arrange events for the International Relations Society.

As general manager of UCL IRS, I can help us make the most of our resources by regularly organizing events such as quizzes, discussions, and debates. Additionally, we can arrange social events alongside other interesting educational activities to spur insightful discussions about world politics and other captivating topics. I also believe that we must cater to what you, as members of the IRS, want to see from the committee. I will therefore create a system through which you can provide feedback, which will assist us in building a more inclusive and engaging society!

Of course, we would all prefer to have in-person activities. Hence, I pledge to help organize pub nights and other face-to-face social events as soon as the circumstances allow it! Other possible activities include conferences, speaker events, and trips, which I will be sure to arrange as a committee member.

If you want regular, fun, and interesting events, elect me as your General Manager!
Valerie Barki
As a penultimate year student in UCL who still hasn't completely figured out what career to pursue after graduation, I would like to fill in the role of General Manager to introduce IR as a field as well as possible career path to other and gain a better understanding of it myself! I intend to support the continuance of annual events that I have enjoyed immensely as well as help spearhead new ones aimed to target new audiences & cover new topics as well!

I believe that my experience organising events for Indonesian Students' Association (PPI London) as the Head of Career Development Division as well as VP of UCL's Indonesian Society will be especially useful as I was able successfully organize and support the planning of various events spanning from career talks to workshops and charity fundraisers! I would also like the chance to bring about more career-oriented events to give members a clearer picture of what an IR-related career would look like!

Most importantly, I'd love to be surrounded with like-minded people from a diverse background and bringing forward events that reflect this diversity, so please do vote for me! :)
Rafia Khan
In a committee, it is crucial to support one another. I believe communication and collaboration are key
I aim to
-Contact members to facilitate an efficient running of the society
-Outreach to organisations & guests/speakers
-Increase insightful & fun events
-Collaborate with UCL & other university societies
-Offer workshops, first hand experience to interact with experts, ask questions
-Do surveys to see what members want
Past work
-Got the highest mark in the world in IGCSE Global Citizenship, diplomacy & politics were major topics in this subject, I have some understanding of IR
-Vice Chair Student Council, Prefect and Class Representative in School aided my organisational, creative & leadership skills
-Work experience, engaged in implementing a project under the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, in affected communities of Jordan-Syria border. The experience taught me to interact with people of different backgrounds, ages & academic fields. I learned about organising events, staff recruitment, project implementation & managing finance. Working with efficiency & dedication earned me a letter of appreciation from H.E. The Representative of FAO in Jordan
-Led a project for Global Social Leaders to teach 70 children in Egypt, became semi finalists. Aided my teamwork, innovative & management skills
-Active in my community, visited care homes and schools for disabled children for years. Increased collaboration & communication skills
Madigan Ruch
As one of the most diverse and multinational universities in the world, the IR Society’s opportunities to not only learn about but engage with international relations is crucial to understanding our global community. This understanding is what motivated me to serve on the IRS committee this past year, and is why I want to be your General Manager.

As IRS’s First-Year Rep I have had the unique opportunity to gain insight into a variety of aspects and duties: from outreach to committee planning to society engagement. This foundational understanding has equipped me with the skills and commitment necessary to be a successful GM.

If elected, in addition to seeking out partnerships with organizations outside the UK, I would continue to foster our society’s relationship with the Pinkster Centre, which has afforded us the opportunity to gain deeper insight into Middle Eastern affairs. I would also promote communication and collaboration not only between committee members but amongst the society as a whole. Along with assisting the President and Treasurer with administrative duties, I would send out forms for members to give input on how we can make sure our society meets your needs.

Holding leadership positions in my high school’s debate, newspaper, model UN and mock trial societies I have learned to juggle multiple responsibilities, and I would apply the organizational and collaboration skills I have developed to create an engaging and thought-provoking IRS!

- Madi :)
Shyla Robinson
Hello everybody! My name is Shyla and I am a PIR student. Despite being unable to make it to London this year, I got involved with a number of societies, specifically, I was the Head of Sustainability at the MODO Fashion Society where I organized events and created a webpage of sustainability resources. Additionally, I was the Marketing Director at the Climate Action Society where I was primarily in charge of the newsletter and helped amplify our Journalism Dept and communicate logistics to our over 1700+ newsletter subscribers.

So why am I telling you this? I want you to know that I am NOT all talk and no action, I brainstorm, set goals, and then collaborate to get work done. In the upcoming year, I hope to bring this skill set closer to home (I am an IR major afterall:)) by running for General Manager.

With the primary role of GM being assisting with logistics and communication, I plan on setting up “Slack” for our society to facilitate collaboration (if we don’t already have one) and also hosting monthly check-in with individual divisions to take account of logistical concerns so that I can convey them to the President or Treasurer.

Being from a Marketing background, I will make it my personal project to help facilitate outreach to the best of my abilities.

Furthermore, I will also begin a “just committee” monthly update which will be a casual newsletter to CAS committee members to enhance accountability and make sure we’re on the same page:)