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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running4
Available position1
Total ballots97
Valid votes97
Invalid votes0


Round Ruqayyah Beg Senithi Rupasinghe Gayatri Dhar RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 48.00 27.00 22.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 48.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 48.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 53.00 34.00 10.00 9.50 43.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Gayatri Dhar and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 43.50. Candidate Ruqayyah Beg has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Ruqayyah Beg.

Number of vacancies: 1


Senithi Rupasinghe
Hi guys. I’m Thiara and I am running to be your ENT chair!

Pursuing a QI research project in ENT has provided me with a plethora of insights that I believe are crucial to this role.

My project, most importantly, has allowed me to network with consultants in the Royal National ENT hospital. I would be confident in working alongside this network, our Shadowing Co-ordinator and Academic Surgery Chair to amplify the shadowing and research opportunities provided as there is an abundance of elective surgeries and projects occurring at the RNENT hospital, right at our doorstep. As face-to-face events seem achievable next year, I would provide ENT workshops to give you the opportunity to practise procedures like tracheostomies. I would also share external opportunities such as ENT conferences and abstract submissions with Publicity for your convenience.

My experience as Medical Sciences Faculty Representative will allow me to work cross-society and liaise with other roles to create the best opportunities for our members. Similarly, being publicity for Anatomy and Art Exhibition 2021 has provided me with an understanding of electing and running a subcommittee and the foundations to host the ‘Stories from ENT’ seminar.

Finally, a repetitive issue within ENT is the lack of diversity. I want to improve the representation within ENT to progress in our mission to provide equal opportunities to enter any speciality.

I hope to have your vote!

Thank you.
Ruqayyah Beg
I’m currently a 4th year. My fascination with head and neck anatomy and physiology in 2nd year led me to choose a lab project during my Surgical Sciences iBSc concerning the application of novel polymers to new-generation cochlear implants. My foray into this world has kickstarted my interest in ENT and I plan to utilise this passion to inspire members of UCL Surgical Society.
My experience:
- Academics 2020/21: ENT & Ophthalmology Chair.
- iNUGSC 2021: Logistics & Speakers Coordinator.
- Cancer Charities Alliance UCL 2018-21: Welfare Officer.
- UCL SurgSoc 2019/20: Preclinical Rep.
- Taken part in various audits & case reports within surgical specialities.
- Surgical Sciences iBSc.

My aims as ENT Chair:
- Increase exposure to this under-represented speciality (only 1 week in fourth year! Missed by many due to Covid).
- Spearhead a head and neck surgery lecture series which educates and celebrates the talented individuals in the world of ENT.
- Collaborate with Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastics, Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology chairs for powerful speciality crossovers.
- Help to organise head & neck anatomy tutorials for preclinical students with MedSoc & refreshers for clinical years.

By drawing on the numerous contacts and relationships which I have formed as Acamedics ENT Chair, and which I will form during my ENT placement this year, I hope to create a lecture series which connects inspiring surgeons to passionate students, raising both the calibre of the
Gayatri Dhar
Hi, I am Gayatri, and I am running for ENT chair this year and I believe ENT is an amazing speciality that needs to be spotlighted for medics at UCL! Being elected as an SFO medical school representative for ENT this year, has allowed me to further my interest and widen my knowledge of the field. Having attended the NENTS 2021 conference, my biggest take away was seeing the inter-medical school collaboration and how that can contribute to a very cohesive conference with a wide range of speakers talking on all the different facets of ENT. I would love to take part in arranging something similar, with our links to amazing surgeons at UCH and GOSH, coordinating with medical schools across the country to bring together clinicians at all stages of specialisation, to come and inspire us medical students in pursuing an ENT career. I also believe this would be a terrific networking opportunity with like-minded medical students at other universities, as well as a basis for organising specialised shadowing and mentoring opportunities.