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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots22
Valid votes22
Invalid votes0


Round Maria-Alexandra Iosif Rafia Khan John Morgan RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 8.00 7.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 11.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 11.00 7.00 4.00 2.00 9.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Candidates Rafia Khan and John Morgan were tied when choosing candidates to eliminate. Candidate John Morgan was chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating John Morgan and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 9.00. Candidate Maria-Alexandra Iosif has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Maria-Alexandra Iosif.

Number of vacancies: 1


Maria-Alexandra Iosif
Patience, adaptability, but most importantly the need for a sense of belonging are some of the notions this academic year has taught me. Attending the events and socials organized by the International Relations Society, as well as being part of the Board this year has been an invaluable experience for me. It has offered me the opportunity to connect with a multitude of students who share the same passion for global issues and who are dedicated to bringing their contribution to the society we live in. Fulfilling the role of Secretary would be my input for this outstanding and inspiring community that has radically changed for the better my experience as a first-year student.
The role of Secretary requires organizing and communication skills, as well as consistency and creativity. I reckon that my past experience in this Role has equipped me with the required "technical knowledge" and an extensive understanding of the mechanisms behind a successful society. My activity as a volunteer in Romania working with children has taught me the utmost importance of understanding the needs of the audience and adapting to them-crucial for facilitating good communication between the members of the Board.
My future plans are to continue creating a network and a safe space for students to share their ideas and learn as much as possible from a wide range of fascinating speakers.
In the end, it would be my pleasure to continue working for a society whose ideals I truly believe in.
Rafia Khan
I believe coordination, communication & collaboration are crucial in running a society successfully.
I aim to
-Hold weekly meetings with committee
-Inform members of meeting timings/locations
-Contact committee, ensure meetings are held at appropriate times, use social media and email
-Keep track of the duration of meetings & members' attendances
-Aid other members with society tasks
-Host icebreaker/fun & interactive events with the committee

Past experiences
-Achieved the highest mark in the world in IGCSE Global Citizenship - furthered my interest to get involved in IR & politics
-Work experience in United Nations, I was engaged in implementing a project under the Food & Agriculture Organization, in affected communities of Jordan-Syria border. I learned about political interactions, fieldwork & administration - planning meetings, recruitment & maintaining schedules. Conducting the services with passion & dedication earned me a letter of appreciation from H.E. The Representative of FAO in Jordan
-Led a team for Global Social Leaders to teach 70 children in Egypt, became semi-finalists. Increased my teamwork, creative & management skills; I had to monitor the attendance & performance of volunteers, plan classes & host meetings
-Vice Chair Student Council, Prefect & class representative in school helped my organisational, leadership & communication skills
-Living in six countries increased my ability to interact with people of diverse nationalities
John Morgan
I'm standing for IRS Secretary because I know I can make a positive difference in this position and I'm passionate about international relations. This year I have been fortunate enough to serve on the IRS committee. During my time on the committee, I've learned how to help organize and manage a society. I helped arrange some of our events including the US-China series. I look forward to using what I have learned on the IRS committee this year to help make out society even better. I have very strong organizational skills that make me ideal for the position of Secretary. I'm very good at responding to emails and managing projects. I also have a strong work ethic that would help me in this role. Finally, I'm passionate about international relations. My degree at UCL is in politics and international relations. In my free time, I follow news from around the world on Twitter and other news sites. Thank you for your consideration.