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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running6
Available position1
Total ballots387
Valid votes387
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Raunak Jain Maryam Imran Kiran Flora Sumayyah Imran Antonio Neves RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 48.00 37.00 169.00 102.00 26.00 5.00 0.00 0.00 193.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 193.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 50.00 39.00 180.00 107.00 11.00 0.00 188.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Antonio Neves and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 188.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 210.00 132.00 45.00 39.00 171.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Raunak Jain and Maryam Imran. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 171.00. Candidate Kiran Flora has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Kiran Flora.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Kiran Flora
Given the potential changes to academic delivery and uncertainty next year, listening to student feedback has never been more important.

Being an Academic Representative for 2 years has enhanced my ability to effectively communicate with faculty staff and students to facilitate a better learning experience. Working with both former and current Academic VPs has prepared me to fully understand how the faculty operates and the nature of the role. I now feel ready to take on greater responsibility.

I intend to:

• Push for more small group activities with students outside your CPP groups to allow you to meet others in your year and consolidate topics.

• Promote supra-curricular opportunities: Build on the RUMS Opportunity Bank by adding sections on (Inter)national Medical and Surgical Conferences, workshops, and talks suitable for medical students.

• Improve the Curriculum Map: by tagging specific lectures/learning events in each module to the map objectives.

• Push for more personalised feedback on formatives, more exam-style questions and an exam techniques session for Y1 and 2 on the chosen summative format.

• Improve communication and transparency: I will ensure all meeting aims and progress from faculty-rep meetings and general communications are posted regularly onto the year group chats and pages.
Sumayyah Imran
Hi! My name's Sumayyah and I'm a second year running to be your RUMS Preclinical Academic VP. Over the past year, my role as Academic Representative for CPP has helped me learn a lot about the needs and circumstances of my fellow students. I want to take what we've collectively experienced this year forward so that we can make a lasting difference to the medical school.

The objectives of my manifesto are as follows:

1. To improve the availability of resources for application and consolidation of knowledge, including case studies and quizzes. This will augment both the process of learning and exam preparation.

2. To increase engagement and contact with patients to bring our content to life, e.g. through more visitor sessions in CPP and hearing patients’ stories in lectures.

3. To work with the medical school and students to lessen the burden imposed by certain periods of the course, e.g. certain parts of second year. This would involve liaising with the medical school regarding issues such as timetabling and content distribution. It would also involve increasing the availability of tailored advice about stress management, e.g. from students in the year above.

If these aims are important to you, do consider voting for me! It's been a privilege for me to be a part of RUMS thus far, and it would be an even greater privilege to continue to advocate for my fellow students and future students in this role.
Maryam Imran
Academic representation for Years 1-3 covers such as large range of experience. Ultimately however, we are all in this together as members of the RUMS family. As a rep, I will be available and excited to listen to and appreciate people’s opinions about how we can make the academic experience better and more inclusive for everyone.
I think it would be amazing if we work more closely with societies and provide support whenever necessary. For example, we should make a spreadsheet of all the upcoming tutorials which the different societies are doing so that students don’t feel like they are missing out and can better plan revision around an already busy schedule. This will also help foster a more inclusive environment. Academic representation should also begin to work more closely with welfare and other academic reps to support the brilliant work they do. Freshers should also be made more aware of the roles that exist within RUMS and lines of communication should be more accessible.
I’ll also be enthusiastic to continue the great work already done such as helping maintain the much-needed Treasure Trove and raising awareness of opportunities which are available.
Antonio Neves
If you know me you probably know that I have been involved in relaying feedback to faculty since my first year, and have since worked in the Endocrine Systems and Reproduction module as a student representative, giving you a taste of what I would do as Vice of academic representation by arranging all the learning objectives into a single organized document and putting pressure on faculty to listen and respond to student demands. If you are moving up to second year you might have been my transition mentee and you probably know that I like to build my work around what the students want through constant survey consultation and respond to any questions quickly.
If you don’t know me (which is probably the case), know that I aim to organize the curriculum so that students can know what they actually need to learn from our courses and continue to work for student interests in these uncertain times by pushing for more student involvement with the different assessment units, and more compassion and support for people that are working their hardest under tough conditions due to faulty online learning.
Raunak Jain
Hello everyone! I’m Raunak. I will work for more revision materials and advice, more SBAs, more short answer questions (OCAPE style), more model answers from the med school.
As NSB rep, I’ve improved my ability to liaise with medical school and relayed back the difficulties with the Lt labs and workload during Head and Neck, thus no LT neuroanatomy labs were made – so the workload was more manageable.

- Firstly, I plan to liaise with the med school to make CIF week more useful by working with module leads to deliver a lecture containing incorrectly answered questions. I will also organise a Q and A for later years to give advice to preclinical students on how to practically revise for exams and approach questions.
- I will push for a traffic light system for lectures – red for top decile content, orange for expected/basic content and green for unassessed, to make content more manageable.
- Also, I will encourage a more rigorous process of incorporating SBAS and recall material in lectures – showcasing how the content can be used in an exam.
I will work more on the trove and try to obtain more “preformative” papers, SBAs, OCAPE style questions, with help from medsoc and other societies.
But most of all I hope to listen to you, ensure your voices are heard and change is made! My email address is [email protected], please feel free to email me any questions!