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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots424
Valid votes424
Invalid votes0


Round Maryam Imran Altay Shaw Alexandra McNeil Sharuka Ravichandran RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 56.00 31.00 156.00 178.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 212.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 212.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 173.00 199.00 52.00 13.00 186.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Maryam Imran, Altay Shaw, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 186.00. Candidate Sharuka Ravichandran has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Sharuka Ravichandran.

Number of vacancies: 1


Maryam Imran
Starting medical school in these unusual times has been strange to say the least. As a first-year medic, I can definitely second some of the experiences you may have been facing. I aim to improve everyone’s welfare for the better through improved collaboration with academic reps, education officers and other societies/support programs. After all we are one big community.
The most important thing is appreciating that everyone’s ideas and opinions bring value to the table. I’ll be available to talk if you have any concerns that you want to discuss or suggestions for improvement, and will try my best to make sure that everyone has the best possible experience!
It would be useful, I think, to have drop-in sessions where students in younger years can ask those in older years any questions they have. I feel this will go a long way to easing apprehension, being more inclusive and growing a community. This is especially useful when transitioning such as starting first year, beginning an iBSc, or starting on wards. Learning online has showed how important this is. Along the same lines we should greater encourage RUMS Mums and Dads to reach out to their families more often. R.O.B should also be distributed earlier in the year so students can have more time to consider their options. It would also be super beneficial to organise more informal socials such as game nights to get to better know our RUMS community especially at the beginning of the year.
Sharuka Ravichandran
Hi! I’m Sharuka and I’m running to be your RUMS Welfare VP.

Having been on the welfare subcommittee this year, I am dedicated to continuing the great work that has been carried out by the team. I hope to create an accessible and proactive welfare setting that will help to ease us back to normality B.C. (before corona).

My aims:

- Compile a comprehensive guide of the welfare services available to students through UCLMS and UCL
- Hold termly zoom meetings for each year group - providing an open platform to discuss welfare concerns as they arise
- Create a 3 tiered Mums and Dads scheme, grouping students across Years 1, 2 and 3
- Collaborate with RUMS societies to create/improve the Mums and Dads scheme within each club
- Organise monthly lectures on increasing awareness of personal wellbeing e.g. the effects of sleep deprivation or managing finances
- Have weekly drop-in sessions that encourage conversations about topical issues, such as eating disorders and the implications of stress
- Create a virtual safe space where members of RUMS can pose wellbeing related questions anonymously, with responses and advice being posted publicly for the benefit of the wider community

Welfare is more important now than ever before. This past year has been unexpected, to say the least, reiterating the importance of prioritising our wellbeing. With these aims, I hope to progress RUMS welfare, by creating an environment that allows growth and kindness, for ourselves and others.
Alexandra McNeil
Hello! I’m Alix and I am hoping to be your RUMS Welfare VP.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been forced to think about our wellbeing and coping with an unpredictable environment. Many of us have found positivity in creating healthy habits and I believe that maintaining and sharing these as we move back to normality is fundamental to finding happiness and success, together.

If elected, I would integrate welfare across RUMS by developing three core levels:

- The Medical School:
I will strive to centralise support networks and increase communication of feedback to help student support become more accessible.

- The Committees:
I will work closely with committees to integrate welfare across all aspects of UCLMS, facilitating a more inclusive and supportive environment. By using these collaborations to create monthly welfare themes, we can begin redefining welfare to make it accessible in our daily lives.

- The RUMS Community:
Your happiness and wellbeing are of utmost importance - to help your voice be heard I will set up weekly drop in sessions across the three hospital sites. I will also focus on developing RUMS families through organising more events to better facilitate integration between years.

Let’s work together to change welfare for the better.
Altay Shaw
Hey everyone. I am Altay, a second year student running for Welfare Officer.

This year has been particularly rough on all of us. Having been on the panel this year, I have been given the chance to work alongside amazing individuals, tackling the challenges a year online has brought, ensuring the continued support that RUMS strives to bring.

My goals:
Communication with tutors and students:
Provide resources and ensure all tutors reach out to students at the start of each academic term.
Continue the Instagram and RUMS Bulletin Work, focusing on making engaging content relevant to events and responding to feedback throughout.

Interstudent Support:
Provide guides and example activities for Mums and Dads for Freshers' events.
Communicate with societies within and outside of RUMS to increase sessions with both a welfare element and a destressing aspect to the work-life balance.

Collaboration with the Medical School:
Ensure all students, including clinical students are supported, through tutor contact and dedicated events that address their concerns.
Continue drop in sessions within the term and work alongside the medical school to make community sessions more engaging.

As a committed member of the Welfare team and having had relevant safeguarding roles outside of university, I have got the experience and commitment required to support all students in the coming year. Vote for me to make positive long lasting change.