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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots12
Valid votes12
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Kevin Bocaj Samuel Vandak RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 10.00 2.00 0.00 4.00 6.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 6.00. Candidate Kevin Bocaj has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Kevin Bocaj.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Samuel Vandak
Because I want to be part of an amazing society and an amazing group of people! The past year has been hard for all of us and the mental health fallout will last a long time. I am running for this position to target this issue in the upcoming year and help future university students as well as future squash members in any way possible. I consider myself of being an extroverted and easy-going person, therefore I love casual as well as deep talks with friends or strangers. I believe that this quality is essential in providing welfare to our members. I am looking forward to being an active member of the community, establishing clear and active communication with our members, raising awareness to a variety of social and cultural issues, and being able to answer any e-mails, telephone or zoom calls 24/7, making sure that mental health and wellbeing of our members is being taken care of.

For instance, when I was an active member of the social squash sessions back in term 1, and I now realize how much these socials helped my well-being, I look forward to diving deeper into the topic of wellbeing, learning more about it throughout workshops and talks, and then being able to convey this skills into practice as an active welfare officer.
Kevin Bocaj
A while back, squash was unknown to me. Yet in the first few months of university, I was in an accelerator: without any training, I showed up to every social session – every week for how long government guidelines allowed us. What struck me was how welcoming everybody was, from other beginners to the team’s captains. I felt part of a community, and as your prospective Welfare Officer I want to make sure it is the same for anyone in the year to come. I have some priorities in mind.

First, ensuring our club and our teams are inclusive, supportive, and respectful. While a tier system (no pun intended) for expertise and competitiveness is in place, it is paramount that we ensure that across all levels, be it team or beginners, there is a reciprocal helping and teaching network.

Second, promoting the presence and importance of women in our club. Gender barriers will not stand, and it will be my task to keep in place an environment of equality and increase the participation of women in the club, especially in teams.

Third, I will do my best to foster a friendly yet healthily competitive vibe in the club, to make sure everyone feels accepted, encouraged, and supported. Welfare issues are extremely important and safeguarding against inconsiderate behaviour will be my priority.

I hope you will trust me with the role.

Thank you,

Kevin