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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots55
Valid votes55
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Anya Esmail-Yakas Khadeejah Hullemuth RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 29.00 26.00 0.00 1.50 27.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 27.50. Candidate Anya Esmail-Yakas has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Anya Esmail-Yakas.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Khadeejah Hullemuth
Hi everyone! I'm Khadeejah (she/her). I'm a first year, and also the Y1 welfare rep! This year... need I go on?! It's so clear it is now more than ever that this role is crucial. Although I'm a first year, I'm privileged enough to have lots of experience. I've previously set up an anti-racism programme - attended by over 100 people, in efforts to equip them with the tools to embark on their anti-racism journey. As Welfare rep I've worked to open 'social' zoom spaces to meet new people, providing a platform to highlight key issues and raising this with staff. I'm also part of the Race, Ethnicity and Heritage subcommittee of the EDI and a former youth MP - but really I just like to think I’m a friendly face to chat to!
I can say what my priorities are, but really I think it's about adaptability and what we want as a club. However, some of my thoughts are:
1. Continue our anti-racism work, with regular informative reminders and updates to further educate people to challenge and question
2. Set up a welfare buddy scheme within the club so people of all years can check in on one another
3. Normalising stating your pronouns to ensure a more inclusive space
4. Opening up drop in spaces and actively reaching out to people
Of course, there’s loads more I’d love to do and love to tell you guys, but safe to say I'm so excited to even be running for this position, and regardless of what happens, inclusivity is everyone's responsibility, and can't wait to see you all on the court!
Anya Esmail-Yakas
Hey everyone, I’m Anya and I’m running for welfare and inclusivity officer!
I would like to run for this position as I am passionate about promoting inclusivity on campus and believe welfare is such a prevalent issue in sport. I am involved in the UCL gender and feminist society and have previously been president of Sheffield University’s Feminist society, so I understand what gender discriminations exist in university environments, as well as being a part of numerous initiatives to lessen sexism on campus. For example, I led and organised a consent campaign in which I worked closely with men’s sports teams to raise money for Sheffield rape crisis, as well as raise awareness about sexual harassment and assault within sport culture. I have also been involved in Sexpression which I think will be a great society to continue to work with in the future.
- I hope to organise a consent campaign which will include a week of events to help raise awareness about sexual harassment/assault in university sport culture.
-Encourage a 'report and support' scheme on nights out to combat sexual harassment/assault in order to create a safe environment for those who have faced such issues.
-Invite sportspeople to talk about their own mental health issues at different RUMS netball events, in order to reduce stigma surrounding mental health.
-Advocate for longer LGBT campaigns throughout the year, not just Pride in Sport, creating a more welcoming environment for LGBT members.