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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots23
Valid votes23
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Gurshaun Uppal Esha Sohal Gurveen Bains Rishabh Lassen RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 10.00 0.00 5.00 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 11.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 12.00 8.00 3.00 2.00 10.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Esha Sohal, Gurveen Bains, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 10.00. Candidate Gurshaun Uppal has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Gurshaun Uppal.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Gurshaun Uppal
I would love to be the social secretary of Sikh Society next academic year because I would love to plan and run society events for everyone! I love seeing people happy and smiling, and as social secretary, I believe I can do that by organising events that people can enjoy and can make new friends. I believe I have the relevant communication and personal skills in order to coordinate events and make sure as many people as possible can turn up. I am also a fantastic listener, and so I will listen to everyone’s ideas and organise events that everyone can enjoy and participate in. Unfortunately due to COVID this year, we were not able to have as many face-to-face events as we would have wanted. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the few that we did have and meeting everyone! It will be my priority to make sure we have more face-to-face events next year! I also really enjoyed some of the virtual events and I believe it is something that we can continue with even next year so that we can connect more regularly with each other. Society events are so important as they are a great way to distract you from your studies, reduce stress, and make friends for life! I already have some exciting plans for next year and would love to be your social secretary! Thank you for taking the time to read this and God bless you all. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
Rishabh Lassen
I have really enjoyed the Sikhsoc events so far and I would really love to be a part of organising future events. I have great communication skills and also have some experience in organising events when I was Head boy at my School. I’m outgoing and I would say I’m an extrovert, so I genuinely enjoy being and working with other people.

With the hope of lockdown restrictions lifting by summer, hopefully, I could organise both remote and in-person events. Some fun and social events I would organise post-lockdown would be Pakora Picnics or Samosa Socials!(I don’t know about you guys but I love my food!)

An initiative I would like to bring to this society would be to create an active collaboration strategy where we collaborate and cross-promote events with other religious societies at UCL(for example Hindu society and Islamic Society) or other South Asian societies. Not only could these events be educational where we can learn about each other’s religions/cultures, but it would also be a great opportunity to meet new people–and as a first-year, I can say that Covid has made this quite difficult. And of course, I will also continue to build the relationships we have with other universities.

One type of event I would love to organise–which we could do both in person or remotely would be Gatka lessons. I learnt Gatka for 2 years, and not only was it great for my physical health but it also really helped with my mental health and we all know uni can be stressful at times.
Gurveen Bains
The past year has been difficult to say the least. The nature of the lockdowns due to coronavirus has been isolating and I think I speak for most of us when I say that the announcement of a lift in the restrictions in June is a welcome beacon of hope. In light of this I would like to apply for the role of Social Secretary in Sikh Society. As well as a religious society, Sikh Soc. is a welcoming forum, representing a place where we can meet and socialise celebrating both our cultural and religious values. As Social Sec. I look forward to bringing back our incredibly successful in-person events, and creating an open and inclusive atmosphere in which we can be ourselves and have open discussions, socialise and strengthen our links with other universities. I would also like to celebrate our festivals such as Vaisakhi and Bandi Chor Diwas with events including traditional food and drinks (love a good looni lassi) and an all round good time. Having come out of such an exhausting year, I look forward to providing opportunities for us all to enjoy each other's company while learning more about our religion and culture. I would be very grateful to be granted this privilege and I hope you vote for me!
Esha Sohal
Being a member of the Sikh society, I would like to apply for Social secretary and further support the team. I have sparked an interest in being involved in the society with a committee role. I’d like to apply for this role as I think it’s a great opportunity to show the importance of good social and informative events within the Sikh Society. With so much going on around the world, it is important to keep raising awareness and discuss and encourage conversations between people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to do so. I will plan events, both social and educational such as discussion evenings or meet up events to bring everyone together. I am organised and friendly which will help in the role and believe this will be a great opportunity to bring together everyone from Sikh society to have an enjoyable time and get to meet more and more people. Overall I believe I would be a success in this role and I hope to be able to demonstrate my abilities. Thank you