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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots23
Valid votes23
Invalid votes0


Round Oriane Marguet Mara Dinu Melaniya Benedichuk Aarya Shetty RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 5.00 14.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 2.50 11.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 11.50. Candidate Mara Dinu has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Mara Dinu.

Number of vacancies: 1


Oriane Marguet
Hi! I’m Oriane, a 2nd year biomed student passionate about reading and writing, and I’m running for the Editor-in-Chief position.

Discovering the Writers’ Society was one of my greatest joy this year, and I think the Writers’ Society Magazine is a wonderful opportunity for all of our writing community. As your Editor-in-Chief, I would ensure everyone gets a chance to be published or to participate in the fun process of editing.

I have participated in the publishing of the Magazine during the first term, and I have also been through the process of editing my own writing many times, so I realize how tough it is, but how much it makes us improve! Sharing our pieces is one of the funniest and scariest things we, writers, can do, and I hope to help everyone show their passion for poetry and prose.

Being in love with writing and drawing, I have a creative mind and I’m strongly motivated to coordinate the creation of new editions of our precious Magazine. Our Editor-in-Chief did an amazing job this year, and I’m willing to do my best to maintain the excellent level of the Writers’ Society Magazine! Let’s keep being creative and innovative!
Melaniya Benedichuk
Submitting your work for an editor to read and scrutinize can be scary (with all the ‘what ifs’ playing on repeat in your head). But fear not! If I get a chance to be the next Writers’ Society editor-in-chief, I will make sure that I am here to help with constructive comments before publishing your piece in the Writer’s Block magazine. I will be there to give you quality writing advice until the moment you feel proud of the final form your piece takes -- and before it gets to see the world. As the editor-in-chief, it will be my highest priority to give every aspiring author in the UCL Writers’ Society a place to grow and develop their skills through the feedback of a fellow writer. I have personally submitted a few poems to the magazine, and I would like the budding authors of the Writers’ Society to experience the same joy of sharing their work as I felt when I first saw my poem published. Apart from being a writer myself, I am pursuing a BA in Comparative Literature. Composing extensive commentaries on texts from all over the world gave me a bulk of practical knowledge and many references that I could use to help polish your piece. Furthermore, this year I have been the student representative for my course, which equipped me with leadership and communication skills that would help me in the position of editor-in-chief as well. Finally, this is an opportunity to contribute to the artistic growth of my fellow writers, which would be an honor for me.
Mara Dinu
There are between 5 and 12 types of editors (depending on the source) and roughly 151 thousand editors in the US and 90 thousand in the UK (according to Google) - which, if you ask me, sounds a little implausible. But it seems the world of editors is vast and it covers many different areas, exactly as the role of Editor-in-Chief of Writers' Society. I've always been interested in different subjects and hobbies orbiting around the artistic realm, such as drawing, writing poetry, trying to write prose, starting a blog and, most importantly, reading. I believe this position is a perfect balance of all these activities and I am willing to combine these skills in order to present the works born in Writers' Society as their best versions, both editorially and aesthetically, in the Writers' Block magazine. I know that working with writers is a great responsibility, since you get to decide on the final shape of their most intimate pieces. Being Chair of Poetry during the last academic year, I have gained experience with editing and I am more than thrilled to read every piece and to do my best to bring it to light. I also find a particular joy in designing websites and presenting the information in all sorts of creative manners. So, dear reader, with your permission, I will proudly retire from Chair of Poetry to become your Editor-in-Chief.
Aarya Shetty
As an international student, I recognise the value of one's thoughts that often get lost in translation. I would love to be given the opportunity to encourage students to explore their voice in their own language , especially today in the age of social media, where practically every individual has the potential to bring change through their words.