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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots98
Valid votes98
Invalid votes0


Round Niraj Kumar Adam Turna RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 39.00 55.00 4.00 0.00 6.00 49.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 49.00. Candidate Adam Turna has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Adam Turna.

Number of vacancies: 1


Niraj Kumar
Hey everyone! I’m Niraj, a 3rd year intercalating in Cardiovascular Sciences. I am passionate to pursue academia and research in surgery and have been pursuing several relevant experiences.

I have a proven track record of high-level research - I serve as the Research Lead for ASiT Committee of Aspiring Surgeons (ACAS) and LifeBox GSA, where I supervise over a dozen global surgery projects.
It is with this understanding and involvement in research that I want to commit myself to improving availability and support for students undertaking surgical research.

In addition to continuing the work of my predecessors, I aim to:
1. Create a guide, a series of workshops, and regular drop -in sessions (Agony Aunt style!) aiming to provide continuous support for students undertaking research and an avenue to obtain hands-on practical advice.
2. Reinforcing the research mentorship network, adding local surgeons and collaborating with societies such as Acamedics, aiming to provide opportunities for keen students.
3. Growing the Academic Surgery conference: adding in a hackathon, specialist talks on the nuances of undertaking research as a medical student, and expanding its scope nationally.

I hope to bring enthusiasm, organisation, and a willingness to learn + collaborate with you to make research an integral part of the UCL aspiring surgeon’s toolkit.
Adam Turna
My name is Adam, I am doing my iBSc and I have been a member of the Academic Surgery committee for the past year.

I have been involved in research for many years: as a member of the Neurosurgery Lab at Queen’s square, I have been running a study in surgical neuro-oncology, I worked on a surgical audit at the RFH and self-organised three summer internships. I have been a student researcher at the UCL Cancer Institute and was awarded a competitive Rani Rawji Studentship. I know the pain involved in finding a research project and want to simplify it for everyone.

Therefore, building on my experience from both MedSoc and SurgSoc academic committees, I will:
• Continue with the successful Surgical Portfolio event, Evening of Research Presentations (EVEREST) and Academic Surgery Conference (VASC) that we established this year
• Organise an event where students present their experience of getting into surgical research and pass on their know-how
• Coordinate with the MedSoc, Acamedics and RUMS to standardise the research opportunities offered to students on one platform
• Launch event where surgeons/ students present their research to pre-clinical students in line with the anatomy curriculum, connecting the taught anatomy with surgical innovation and sparking their interest in academic surgery