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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots26
Valid votes26
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Shazia Sarela Jamie Wong RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 19.00 6.00 1.00 0.00 6.00 13.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 13.00. Candidate Shazia Sarela has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Shazia Sarela.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Shazia Sarela
A desire to enter the field of global health and contribute to the reduction of disparities in quality and access to healthcare was the main contributor to my decision to study medicine at university, and my passion for global health has only grew since. I have attempted to undertake every opportunity provided by SfGH UCL in the past year: as research officer for UAEM (recently acting as a integral part of the Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine event), a policy writer on the issues of racism and data and information and a researcher for the Global Health Report Cards Project. Additionally, my current role as deputy chair for Global Surgery at UCL Surgical Society continues to provide me with a great insight into global surgery and I would love to help the facilitation of more collaborative events between the societies as was carried out last year. I believe that my involvement in the society for the past year- which has allowed me to understand how the society works and learn from those in senior roles- as well as my organisation, communication and mathematical skills and genuine passion for global health makes me an ideal candidate for the role of treasurer.
Jamie Wong
Hi! I’m a second year Population Health student nominating myself for Treasurer. Having studied the persistent health inequities present worldwide and seen these first hand in underprivileged communities through my volunteer work with refugees, I have a strong desire to address these issues and bring them to light through SfGH, and my time on the subcommittee for the UAEM team has been my first step in doing so.

With the expected resumption of grant funding for societies next year, I wish to apply for increased funding to invite more industry professionals from NGOs, charities, and corporations working in global health, in addition to academics for panel events, providing members with a deeper insight into the diverse career opportunities available in the field. Pushing for networking events, collaborations with other health societies at UCL, and visits to major global health institutions once in-person activity resumes would also be main priorities.

Having served as Treasurer for multiple societies at UCL, I have extensive experience liaising with the student union to manage finances, organise events, apply for grants, arrange sponsorships, complete budget approval and external speaker forms, and carry out reimbursements. I also have experience working with a range of altruistic NGOs on campaigns focused on marginalized migrants, gender equity, and environmental sustainability, and hope draw on my previous experience to help deliver a greater variety of events.