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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots22
Valid votes22
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Asha Marshall Marta Sadlej Yuxuan Liu Omed Zarifi RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 6.00 3.00 6.00 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 7.00 7.00 7.00 1.00 0.00 10.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Marta Sadlej and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 10.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 8.00 12.00 2.00 2.00 10.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Candidates Asha Marshall, Yuxuan Liu, and Omed Zarifi were tied when choosing candidates to eliminate. Candidate Asha Marshall was chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Asha Marshall. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 10.00. Candidate Omed Zarifi has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Omed Zarifi.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Asha Marshall
Hi! I'm Asha, I'm a second-year Human Sciences student and this year's LSS welfare officer.

My time as welfare officer has given me insight into how a society is run. I took on additional roles to aid the committee, such as creating and organising the biweekly newsletter which brought on opportunities for society members like the Panacea Stars Develop program. I also helped with the organisation of events, such as the fresher's pub quiz and the talk with Professor Lefkowitz. In addition, as part of my current role as co-chair of my degree program, I am currently organising an alumni event and a symposium.

If elected president, I want to produce a community for individuals who are like-minded and who are able to have a say in what they want from the society. I would want to allow members to provide direct feedback to the committee and for them to have a say in the direction the society is taking. This is important due to the nature of life sciences and the vast range of disciplines that it includes. Personally, I believe a good balance between social and academic events would also be crucial, especially after this past year being extremely isolating. However, I am always openminded to new ideas and propositions.

Being president would mean a lot to me as I am very dedicated and passionate about this society. I know that I would put a lot of time into it, and from what I have already experienced being on the committee I know I want to step up to help better the society.
Yuxuan Liu
Hi! I’m Sienna, a current academic secretary at LSS.I hope to further contribute to the society’s growth next year as the president. I believe my strong leadership skills will allow me to excel in the role. I not only received leadership training for 2 years, but have also had hands-on experience leading a student club as a president, where I doubled the membership within a year and grew it into the second largest student organization in the entire school. This experience has developed my strong sense of responsibility, self-motivation, and the ability to work both independently and within a team.
If elected, I aim to achieve the following:
1. Actively hear out society member’s feedback by sending out surveys regularly and ensure that all events are meaningful and truly cater to their needs.
2.Recruit 3 first year executives who will be guided to organize an event based on freshers’ interests.
3.Increase member interaction and build a comfortable space for socializing and voicing opinions through more fun socials.
4.Execute sophisticated team management to ensure a supportive work environment for committee members so they can fully utilize their strengths and have a rewarding leadership experience.
5.Promote collaboration with renowned companies, other science based UCL societies, and societies from nearby universities to allow more networking opportunities for members and build a better reputation for LSS.

I sincerely hope you can trust and vote for me. Thank you:)
Marta Sadlej
Hi everyone!

I am Marta, a Biomedical Sciences student with an interest in the applications of new technologies in life sciences. I will be starting my second year of studies in September.

Apart from attending a large number of science-related webinars, I have already co-organized several events. Only in the last month, I was involved in running the LSS's meeting with the Nobel Laureate Robert Lefkowitz, as well as the UCL SciCon's Pizza&PhD event. All those experiences made me aware of the many different ways to organize creative and interesting events.

My interests include many areas of life sciences. My work with molecular dynamics and quantum modelling during the ongoing gap year gave me great insight into the field of bioinformatics. During the last summer, I completed an internship in a stem cells lab, where I was exploring the exciting field of regenerative medicine. I have completed several courses on online platforms, which broadened my view of science. Our project of updateable immunity passports has won second place on "COVID Challenge", a hackathon organised in April.

During the last year, I have been a vice-president at UCL SciCon, an experience that taught me a lot about running a society. As President of LSS, I would make sure that we will be hosting some of the world's best scientists and innovators at our events, as well as running great socials.
Message me on Facebook or LinkedIn if you have any questions.

Vote for me for the LSS President!
Omed Zarifi
Hey! I’m Omed, I’ll be a 3rd-year Biomed student next year. To be honest, this year was a disaster with coronavirus making everything more so difficult. Yet I’ve always tried to make the best of it. I’ve built up a number of contacts in the career’s community who haven’t been able to speak this year but are willing to next year. I’m motivated and determined, last year when the LSS was short on speakers I scavenged for one to engage with the Life science community, and got Nobel Laureate Robert Lefkowitz, the guy who discovered GPCRs to give a talk !!!!! I’m also active within the department, currently talking about collaborating on the transition talks. For those of you who know me personally, I do love to party. So if restrictions lift I can definitely promise the best socials ;) I wish you all a great summer and hope to see you next year