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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots25
Valid votes25
Invalid votes0


Round Hiral Kochar Jeevan Sembi Rishabh Lassen RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 14.00 6.00 5.00 0.00 1.50 12.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 12.50. Candidate Hiral Kochar has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Hiral Kochar.

Number of vacancies: 1


Jeevan Sembi
I’m Jeevan, and I am running for the SikhSoc Marketing Officer, as I believe through this role, there is huge growth potential to spread our values and make UCLSikhSoc the largest and most influential Sikh Society in London. I have extensive experience in marketing. For the last 3 years I have been freelancing while also running a Fashion Label, producing fresh marketing material from scratch and managing a website with numerous social media pages simultaneously.

I have a strong vision as marketing officer to help expand the online and offline footprint of UCL’s SikhSoc. To make this a reality, I aim to drive up social media engagement by making our pages more interactive with regular polls, quizzes and promotions. Given my experience, I also plan to introduce SikhSoc’s first website, acting as a platform to showcase past events, buy merch, post resources and list upcoming plans and events. Additionally, I believe running a SikhSoc dedicated YouTube Channel will greatly benefit existing and new members, allowing us to showcase past events such as careers panels, talks and classes.

Given my proposals as marketing officer, I look forward to making our society the largest and most influential Sikh Society in London.
Hiral Kochar
Being miles away from home yet feeling like I am right in the heart of my community, that is how I felt being a part of the Sikh Society when I first reached London. Attending gurdwara visits, doing sewa, playing games and interacting with other members gave me so much joy and warmth in the hardest phase of my life and that is when I knew I had to be a part of this committee. As a Sikh, I have always learned about how all paths lead to one God, everyone is equal and we all can experience freedom through loving and serving others. My grandparents have taught me so much about Sikhism and I have always been interested to learn more and keep this culture closest to my heart which is one of the reasons I am honored to nominate myself as Marketing Officer in the Sikh Society. I am a first-year representative of the society and I think I am fit for the role of marketing officer because I am a creative person and I fulfill the analytical capacity needed for this. My communication and time management skills could help build a better network for the society. Over the years, I have used my social media influence to successfully promote a few ventures, publicise events to more than 4000 followers and I have learnt how to manage social media accounts well. With a diploma in fine arts, I can curate aesthetic and informative posters that can help attract a larger audience. This society has been my safe space at UCL and I want do everything I can to dedicatedly give back.
Rishabh Lassen
The reason I went for Marketing officer was because I have always had a creative flair and am great at connecting with people. I think reaching out to people for your events is equally as important as having an entertaining event itself - marketing is crucial to make sure you can get as many people as possible attending the great events which get organised.

I have always been a creative person (even though I do Physics!), I enjoy doing complex origami and have recently started learning website development. From this, I have learnt how important things such as design and layout can be to attract an audience. I am also currently doing a part-time internship in Business and Marketing where I have learnt key marketing principles which I could implement in my role.

I would like to brand the society with a vibrant and exciting feel to it. Culturally we are known to be a fun bunch – and I think we can really portray this through our social media content. I would like to create more video content to engage and attract people to our society, I created a little TikTok for the Sikh channel if you would like to see an example.