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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots107
Valid votes107
Invalid votes0


Round Nianhe Luo Anca-Mihaela Vasilică Gabriele Kurpyte Janahan Suthakar RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 10.00 46.00 38.00 12.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 53.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 53.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 50.00 46.00 11.00 2.00 48.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Nianhe Luo, Janahan Suthakar, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 48.00. Candidate Anca-Mihaela Vasilică has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Anca-Mihaela Vasilică.

Number of vacancies: 1


Nianhe Luo
Hi everyone, I am Thomas Nianhe Luo, a graduate medical student. I am standing for the Neurosurgery Chair to inspire more students to develop an interest for the neurosurgery career, and to provide academic support for medical students. I developed my passion for Neurosurgery since I work-shadowed a neurosurgeon in the NHNN in 2018. I also gained experience in Neurology research through my UCL BSc Biomedical Sciences degree specialising in Neuroscience.
As the Neurosurgery Chair I will invite specialist neurosurgeons and neurologists to give neurosurgery talks (including surgical career pathway talks), ideally once a week. I will also organise Neuroanatomy tutorials for exam revisions. I aim to contact the Anatomy Lab to hold a brain dissection session next year. My knowledge from the ANAT0003 Neuroanatomy module in my BSc will help me organise these events. I will also make neuroanatomy and neurology SBAs for students during revision season. I will help hold relevant clinical skills events in coordination with Clinical Skills Officers. I will also identify research and work experience opportunities in neurosurgery that are useful for students.
I will actively seek help from other committee members to ensure that all neurosurgery events are beneficial for all medical students in every stage of their education. Finally, I will coordinate with the committee and give full support to my colleague’s events, especially preparing for international surgical conferences.
Gabriele Kurpyte
Hi I’m Gabbey & I hope to be elected as your next Neurosurgery chair:

I have been an active member of the society for 3 years, 2 of which I spent on the committee as Deputy Neurosurgery Chair, Welfare Officer and in the Neurosurgery Committee. I have been involved in helping deliver popular Neurosurgery events at UCL for the past 2 years via the Demystifying Neurosurgery and Journey through the Encephalon series. I am currently assisting with the organisation of workshops at our first online Neurosurgery conference! My involvement has allowed to form contacts with Neurosurgeon’s at Queen’s Square and Internationally.

In the role, I aim to:

- Continue Jack’s and Yousif's wonderful delivery of fascinating talks but with increased interactivity.
- Continue the success of INNC and hosting the first in-person Neurology and Neurosurgery conference 2022
- Setting up a Neurosurgery Mentorship Scheme to help get ahead
- Hosting Neurosurgical skill workshop days e.g. Complex neurosurgical techniques, neurosurgical research, interactive surgery walk-throughs.
- Increase awareness of underrepresentation in Neurosurgery with more talks by women and poc Neurosurgeons
- Collaborate with other chairs and societies to host events e.g. paediatric neurosurgery, MedTech in Neurosurgery.

I would really appreciate your vote! Thank you.
Janahan Suthakar
As a 3rd year medical student intercalating in Neuroscience, I am grateful for the seminars and events that UCL Surgical Society have organised for the past years to build up my knowledge and provide a strong foundation for not only my iBSc but also my desire to pursue a career in surgery. I have thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Journey Through The Encephalon’ webinar series this year and I am passionate about continuing this work and implementing more ideas for different aspects of neurosurgery.

In this position, I intend to use my experience from the RUMS Events Subcommittee to help create and organise a wide range of online and live seminars and events for students to take part in and enjoy. I am also interested in combining neurosurgery with other fields to create niche workshops and talks for aspiring surgeons who want to explore different aspects of neurosurgery such as paediatric neurosurgery and global neurosurgery.

I feel confident that I understand what this role entails and I have the necessary skills, knowledge, creativity and passion to do it justice, and maintain the high standards of my predecessors.
Anca-Mihaela Vasilică
Hi everyone! I’m Anca and I’m running to be your Neurosurgery Chair!
With an interest in Neurosurgery tracing back to the 2017 International Brain Bee Neuroscience Championship, I got involved in research in the field, having been published as early as my first year of medical school, my story being featured in RUMS Review.
I have been deeply absorbed in the activity of UCL Surgical Society this year as a core committee member for WinS, as the Workshops&Logistics Coordinator for iNUGSC and as part of the Neurosurgery subcommittee. I have been involved in running one national and two international conferences for our society, proving that I have an in depth understanding of what it takes to run large scale events.
In the Neurosurgery subcommittee, I contributed to the delivery of the comprehensive Journey through the Encephalon lecture series and of the UCL inaugural International Neurology and Neurosurgery Conference, allowing me to network with renowned consultants and major organisations, namely NANSIG and BrainBook – potential partners our society’s future events.
As the Neurosurgery Chair, I am willing to continue the events legacy of this year’s committee and to host practical hands-on Neurosurgery workshops in partnership with UpSurgeOn. I also aim to offer students more research opportunities by organising journal clubs with established academics and by creating our own Neurosurgery mentoring scheme.
I look forward to being part of the committee, so vote for me!