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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots15
Valid votes15
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Victoria Lopez-Quesada Sofia Hong RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 11.00 4.00 0.00 3.50 7.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 7.50. Candidate Victoria Lopez-Quesada has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Victoria Lopez-Quesada.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Sofia Hong
Having been a leader in dance ensembles and orchestras has taught me the most about adaptability, communication and teamwork. I believe the role of the president is to not only lead but to also act as a mould and shape the idea of “society” into “family”, creating a safe space for stress release. The first step can be through creating support bubbles where members are grouped together. They can get to know one another and even vent to each other from time to time. The members’ struggles will also be recognised, such as through a polling system before the holidays to see who will be staying in London, and if they’re willing, they can be connected to someone else who is also staying. This way, their feeling of loneliness can be possibly minimised, and a new friend can be made! Preferences in things such as music can also be included, where Spotify playlists can be created for specific moods, and songs can be suggested via Instagram stories, allowing everyone to enjoy music that resonates with their current mood. I hope that as president, everyone can feel like they can confide in each other and enhance their wellbeing.
Victoria Lopez-Quesada
I have long been an advocate for the importance of mental health and so I want to belong and lead a community and committee of people determined to do the same. As President I will actively fight against the stigma and try to make an actual difference within the UCL community and beyond.

After being Welfare officer for the last academic year, I feel like I want to take over the presidency of the society. The society has given me opportunities for self-development and growth, in both the personal and academic sense. The events and talks hosted have expanded my knowledge and given me an opportunity to make new friends. This year, working with the committee, I have learnt a lot about the internal workings of a society which has shown me what being President entails. I have truly enjoyed working as a team and participating, and even leading, events.

My plans for next year are to carry on with the society’s work, workshops, talks and social events and to host fundraisers for mental health charities. My goals include combating the stigma around mental health, especially for men, and encouraging mental health first aid for everyone.

I hope to help the society grow, make a real difference and make a close knit community for all its members.
I look forward to representing you,
All the best,
Victoria