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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots24
Valid votes24
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Maria Beck Elin Lindelow Carl Thorkell RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 8.00 13.00 3.00 0.00 1.00 12.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 12.00. Candidate Elin Lindelow has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Elin Lindelow.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Elin Lindelow
As Nordic Liaison Officer, I want to give Nordic students a sense of belonging and introduce the best and most enjoyable that Nordic culture has to offer to all members of the society. If Covid allows it, I hope to organise events that showcase the lively and varied Nordic culture, such as celebrating Fastelavn (Carnival), many visits to the Nordic Bar, and the celebration of Santa Lucia.

As a Swedish student coming to London for the first time this academic year, the society gave me a sense of belonging and community, which is something I wish to build on next year and offer to other students. Even though I lack committee experience, I believe I can be a wonderful asset to the Nordic Society, as I am enthusiastic, organised and incredibly hard-working.

I hope you will consider me for this position!
Carl Thorkell
Through my Swedish identity and by studying in London, I have come to recognise an understanding of diversity as an essential strategy in tackling the challenges of an increasingly globalised society. Being the Nordic Liaison Officer for UCL’s Nordic Society would not only align with my personal aspirations but signify a definite step in the direction I want to take while satisfying an interest in event management and Nordic culture.

This belief was further reinforced when I coordinated and moderated a political debate, with an audience of around 500, between regional politicians and Members of Parliament ahead of the Swedish general election, thus directly coming in contact with the incredibly polarised political climate in Sweden and raising political awareness among first-time voters. Similarly, I have had the pleasure to see the results of my work in the engagements of others through my involvement with Project Access, guiding Swedish students through the UCAS application process.

As such, I have had the opportunity to develop both interpersonal skills and the necessary skills in dealing with event management, including but not limited to financing as well as booking arrangements.

Therefore, through my time and effort, I aspire to foster the engagement and achievements of others as the Nordic Liaison Officer for UCL’s Nordic Society.
Maria Beck
Are you a Nordic student who feels far from home? Or wants to meet people who share your favorite foods, culture and traditions?

Hej allesammen, I’m Sofia and I would like to be your next Nordic Liason Officer! Being half Danish, I understand what it’s like to feel out of place or have trouble finding people you can relate to. If elected, my goal would be to make everyone feel like they have a Nordic community at UCL!

Further, I would prioritize:
- Reaching out to Nordic students to make them aware of the Nordic society and community
- Q&As, information sessions and speed friending activities to support new students
- Planning COVID-safe in-person activities (Socials, Hygge/Fikas, day trips around London, supporting local Nordic businesses)
- Nordic holiday celebrations (Christmas, Fastelavn, independence/constitution days)

Being a full society member this year, coupled with my passion for meeting new people of different backgrounds and experience running 3 clubs during high school, I feel I would be a great fit for the position. With your vote, I would be able to make these plans come to fruition and continue to make UCL a better place for all Nordic students. Tusind tak, vi ses!