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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots14
Valid votes14
Invalid votes0


Round Sofia Hong Choi Law RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 5.00 9.00 0.00 2.00 7.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 7.00. Candidate Choi Law has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Choi Law.

Number of vacancies: 1


Choi Law
I am Candace, a second-year Social Sciences student. I am running for Communications Officer as I believe it is ever more important and ever more effective to raise awareness about mental health through social media during the current era of the pandemic.

If elected, my top priority would be to engage more with UCL students on social media by posting various types of content more frequently, for example hosting trivia quizzes to reduce stigma and asking students for submissions about eg. their mental health goals, self-care habits, etc. on Instagram. Apart from producing informational posts that raise awareness about mental ill health and wellbeing, I also hope to create more content that is practical and constructive, for example, infographics that provide tips on how to practice self-love/self-care and compassion for others. Another goal I have is to diversify the society’s range of promotion channels and attract more members to our society by fostering friendly relations with relevant student groups (eg. Psychology/Autism/Her Campus etc. Society, Arts for Mental Health) at UCL. I believe my background as a Social Sciences student will provide me with the knowledge as well as the research and writing skills needed to maintain the high quality of social media posts produced by the society thus far. I will also put my organization skills to use when managing the society's social media pages, for example by creating and following a schedule for the informational posts.
Sofia Hong
As communications officer, I think being organised and sociable is key. Having been a teacher assistant and volunteering as an English teacher at a charity for underprivileged children allowed me to refine those two skills. Planning sessions and communicating with the teachers and coordinators, as well as the children, was prominent. I learnt how to tailor my ways of communicating to different people and achieve certain aims. This can be useful when trying to promote events to a wider audience – we can reach out to different societies within or even outside of UCL for collaborations. A wide range of information can be brought into events, attracting students from other societies and discussing them from a mental health point of view. Different charities or non-profit organisations can also be reached out to, where different aspects of mental health and mental illness can be touched on, and opportunities to volunteer for such organisations could also be included for those who wish to help. Such events can hopefully benefit students and equip everyone with ways to approach mental illness and improve wellbeing, as well as knowing that their feelings and opinions are validated and supported.