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Date count run23 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running7
Available position1
Total ballots47
Valid votes47
Invalid votes0


Round Connor Tugulu Mikaela D'Arcy-Smith Alif Aziz Niccolo Doe Emily Woodhead Muriel Sirgi RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 13.00 23.00 2.00 0.00 8.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 23.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 16.00 24.00 7.00 4.00 20.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Alif Aziz, Niccolo Doe, Emily Woodhead, Muriel Sirgi, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 20.00. Candidate Mikaela D'Arcy-Smith has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Mikaela D'Arcy-Smith.

Number of vacancies: 1


Connor Tugulu
There are three main areas I really want to work on next year:
1)EDUCATION-I want to build on the MDs education page by working with MDs to build a more organised and thorough timetable of tutorials
2)SOCIAL SUPPORT-I want to expand on social support within the MDs, with more active outreach to our members checking in. I also want to include within the layout of talks things like budgeting and finance
3)INCLUSIVENESS-whether this be in social events or in shows, having an elder eye looking over things, making sure everyone is comfortable I think is super important. It’s all too easy to feel uncomfortable and not feel that you can speak out, I want to help change this more

So why do I think I can deliver on any of these topics:
1)From the MDsOCAPE for 2nd years to my wacky teaching sessions, I love teaching
2)The last two years I was part of the team that’s set up and run the UCL LGBTQ+ Medics Network, essentially I'm passionate about inclusiveness and support and can bring that to MD
3)And in case you can’t tell from my lack of hair and bags under my eyes- I’m old, I’ve been through this society, I’ve done social sec, choreo, Director, I know how this society works, I can give advice on all aspects of MDness
4)I've dealt with the university finance system, their mental health and student support services, I know my way around the block and can help guide you

Essentially though this all comes down to me caring deeply for you all and wanting to support you further!
Muriel Sirgi
Going into my fourth year, I would love to have the opportunity to support the welfare and education of our MDs preclins. I really enjoy tutoring and I am currently mentoring a group of year 1 students to help them with anatomy and online learning. I really enjoy being able to help and mentor younger medics and I have really treasured opportunities such as medic families in the past. My goal as welfare officer would be to establish welfare office hours where any member of the MDs could drop-in and raise any issues with me and seek help. I am also familiar with the UCLMS Student Support and would be happy to provide and facilitate support for anyone who needs it.
Niccolo Doe
Ever since joining the society a year ago and a bit into the start of this year, I've been a little bit unsure of how much my contributions make me deserve my place in the MDs, being surrounded by lots of talented individuals who know comedy a lot better than I do. However, recently I've received a lot of support from the older years when it comes to putting forward ideas and even trying to write my own sketches, support that I'm immensely grateful for and would like to carry on as Preclinical Welfare Officer. Not only do I feel like being a clinical year is an advantage when it comes to the amount of guidance and support that I can provide for the future pre-clins (as I know how much it has helped me develop this year), but also what skills I have not quite yet honed when it comes to things like writing I feel I make up for in my experience in looking out for the welfare and wellbeing of those around me, having headed a RUMS subcommittee, given multiple tutorials and constantly tried to keep first years connected through RUMS Events - lessons from which I'd like to apply to this role, should I be elected. Needless to say, no matter who gets this position I'll continue trying to contribute as best I can to this amazing society, now until the end of medical school. Thank you!
Emily Woodhead

Hello MDs, I am running as your clinical welfare officer. I feel that I am thoughtful, level headed in a crisis, trustworthy and most of all have a very caring disposition.
I will never be judgemental and will properly listen to your concerns, be it academic, financial, psychological or personal. I have had some experience of the university support systems and if i am ever unsure, I am not afraid to ask or email someone on your behalf.

As well as wellbeing movie nights that have previously been done, I would like to collate an MDs cookbook as there are some fantastic cooks in our society! When I was a fresher/second year, I didn’t know how to make cheap and easy meals, and I feel that this would have helped me a lot! I also think it’s just a nice idea to share our other outside passions and be able to try out different inspired cuisines.

I will also maintain the MDs education page, liaising both with current and old MDs to provide online or in person tutorials and OSCE practise.

I believe, and hopefully you all think, that I am a really approachable person and would be someone that you could come to for advice, and to support you in whatever way I possibly can.
Alif Aziz
University is hard, that it why you have joined the MDs, to drink yourself into oblivion whilst telling jokes on the way out. Well. "NO LONGER", say I. Together we can support each other. I will be able set up the organisation for us to give each other tutorials and film nights and be available for anonymous breakdown support (heaven knows I have needed that shit!). Together I will force each us to support each other and emit good vibes when we can to build each other up!
Ill be able to join the parts of the society together so the hard bits of preclinical medicine can be made easier (and and easy bits of preclin become actually enjoyable) all with the power of friendship.

Vote for me to see friendship and welfare happen to the MDs.
Mikaela D'Arcy-Smith
Hiya lovelies! My passion for mental wellbeing is no secret to a lot of you, but to those who maybe don't know me as well, I can say that I spend pretty much every waking moment thinking, reading, and learning about mental health in our age groups, particularly for students who are often the most vulnerable to the many stresses that come with university life. I've learned a lot through personal experience, speaking and listening to others, and through work and research about the many challenges which affect medical students in particular, from financial strain, imposter syndrome, burnout - you name it! I would love to be able to adapt what I know to the needs of the society, dedicate myself to undertaking the training needed to provide welfare support, and in general be a friendly and approachable person that any clinical students can come to whenever they are in need of support. With a combination of carrying on the amazing work done by past clinical welfare officers, bring in new ideas, and working together with clinical students in all years in open discussions to find out what more can be done to enable the wellbeing of the society as a whole, I hope that we would be able to move on from a challenging year for all of us and have a fabulous time together for the next academic year!