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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots29
Valid votes29
Invalid votes0

Count

Round James Norgate Catrin Manning Raza Chandna Barbara Mikucka RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 4.00 2.00 6.00 17.00 0.00 2.50 14.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 14.50. Candidate Barbara Mikucka has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Barbara Mikucka.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Barbara Mikucka

After a year-long break from competing, I am excited for our team to get back to racing. As an experienced boarder, with assistant instructor qualifications and a good idea of how snowsports events are organised, I feel I would be a good captain to lead our new team in next year’s season. I am also keen on including newer boarders in this experience, and committed to making the team an inclusive environment.
Given the chance, I can assure you, I will be an organised captain staying on top of all forms, events and servicing equipment. In terms of the specifics, given the opportunity, I will push for new equipment such as knee pads, although in these circumstances my main priority is rebuilding the team and getting new members to join. I know snowsports can be a bit of an intimidating environment for freshers, and I would make sure everyone feels welcome and informed of all events ahead of time to make sure they don’t miss out.
Raza Chandna
I’m Raza. Up until a year and half ago, Snowboarding was just something on my bucket list. And now Snowsports is probably the society I have enjoyed the most whilst being at UCL. I boarded for the first-time last ski trip, and I’ve been hooked since. The dry slope sessions have been some of the most fun I’ve had last term. And what better way of making sure it continues to run as great as it has been than by getting involved.

I’m a 3rd year maths student, currently president for guitar society – having been vp in second year - and treasurer for beer pong society, so over the course of the last year I have learnt a lot about – and become quite adept at the admin aspect and being a part of a functioning committee.

From the beginning of 1st term, I have not missed a single training session be it freestyle or dry slope and don’t intend on missing any to future sessions. I have taken down equipment I’ve borrowed for the sessions and helped return it after every session. I have learned a LOT from the Brentwood coach Chris and have improved dramatically in terms of snowboarding ability. I plan on keeping more records of times of runs, and advice that coaches give so that it's easier to track progress.

I am definitely not the most experienced boarder around, but snowboarding has become something incredible for me, and I want to make that experience for others just as good, if not better.
Catrin Manning
My first year at UCL hasn’t been quite what was expected, but being a part of Snowsports has by far been the best part, and has been the thing that has kept my spirits high throughout the year. From my very first session, I felt so welcomed into the club by all the committee members, and I want all new members to have that same feeling, and feel comfortable at all training sessions.
If elected, my priorities would be to maintain the competitive nature of the club and maintain the relationships with the dry slopes and our fantastic coaches. I would encourage new members to join this competitive side, whilst also ensuring a friendly, welcoming environment, in which all new members feel confident.
I would be super organised in ensuring a smooth running of all things competition and make sure all transport to and from competitions and training sessions is organised and simple.
James Norgate
I’ve been snowboarding since I was 4 years old and it’s fair to say I’m as frustrated as everyone else that we haven’t been able to get out on our snowboards recently. I will do my absolute best to get us all back on the dry slopes and hopefully up the mountains on the ski trip. I’ve fallen over way too many times and therefore will hopefully be able to help people improve by relaying the mistakes I’ve made. I can’t promise I’ll be good enough to get into the competition team but I’ll back them all the way to the finals and then to first place.
Pros
-Have helped train younger snowboarders in France (which was made much harder with the language barrier).
-Can still get down a black run after 10 shots.
Cons
-Definitely can’t get down a black run after about 15 shots.
-Failing to avoid those trains of beginners on skis.