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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots6
Valid votes6
Invalid votes0

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Round Malvi Shah Aishwarya Shah Deep Shah RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 4.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 3.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 3.00. Candidate Malvi Shah has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Malvi Shah.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Malvi Shah
Hi, I'm Malvi and I'm going into my third year of medicine. As Welfare secretary, my goal will be to make Jain Soc a warm, inclusive and safe space for everyone to feel at home in. I want it to be a place where anyone, no matter their background, can come together with the common goal of learning about Jainsim and make great friends along the way!

I will be someone you can chat to about anything, big or small, without judgement. I can also help you reach out to other sources of help, either provided by UCL or elswhere. I will keep all conversations confidential, unless there is something I need to raise out of concern for you. If I need to do this, I will of course keep you informed and disclose the minimum possible information.

I am really keen to expand the welfare side of the society by introducing yoga and meditation events. No prior experience required, just turn up and enjoy!

Everyone knows spending time in nature does wonders for your wellbeing, and London has so many beautiful parks and green spaces. I will introduce picnic socials for the warmer months to relieve exam stress and get out and enjoy nature!

I want to make Jain soc a society for everyone: if you have an idea for a new welfare- themed event, let me know and we can work with the rest of the committee to make it a reality.
Deep Shah
Being a Jain myself, I understand the ways the culture and religion helps bring out the best version of ourselves in society through charity, compassion, and service. Being a part of the Jain Soc committee for the past 2 years, I have seen the way we are able to bring that out for students in University life, and have seen following from even non-Jain people from different cultures, all of which is very encouraging. Hence, I wish to apply for the position & continue giving back while keeping in touch with my cultural and diverse roots – while ensuring as Welfare Officer I keep operations and events in the committee & society running smoothly.
Aishwarya Shah
Jai Jinendra and Pranam. This past year has been tough, congratulations on getting through it! If I was elected Welfare Officer, I would ensure there were regular social/collaborative events in place (e.g. a charity walk, an inter-university Jain conference, yoga/mindfulness sessions) to allow for improved mental health from social interactions.

Furthermore, if the society members believe this would be of benefit to them, I would be open to holding reflective discussions (both on a personal basis and as a group, whilst of course maintaining confidentiality); whether the subject matter be reflecting on life through a macroscopic lens, or your feelings that day, I am always happy to listen! I believe opening up discussions may help us practice the Jain principle of Aparigraha (detachment from materialistic possessions), helping us harness positive energy and gain clarity in our thoughts.

Fundamentally, my adaptable nature means I would always be open to suggestions and make and enforce subsequent plans of action for them.

Thank you for taking the time to read my manifesto. I hope this highlights my enthusiasm for this society and suitability for this role! If you ever want a chat, please do not hesitate to contact me :)