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Count information
Date count run28 Oct 2022
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots523
Valid votes523
Invalid votes0
Round 1
Lewis Murphy [10835]328.00
Eleni Dimou [10907]182.00
RON (Re-open Nominations)13.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 261.50. Candidate Lewis Murphy [10835] has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Lewis Murphy [10835].


Lewis Murphy
What will you bring to this role (e.g. experience, skills or qualities)?
  • Raise the profile of the Arts – I want to make the artsUCL brand a household name at UCL, with power and funding behind it, much like TeamUCL is for sports.
  • I will lobby the Union to keep buildings open later and provide better access to our spaces, studios and storerooms.
  • I aim to work with the IOE to make their performance venues easier (and cheaper) for our societies to use.
  • Work both short and long term – UCL is massive and change here takes time. I will write a comprehensive Arts strategy so that today’s priorities aren’t forgotten about in 3 years.
What do you hope to achieve in the role if you are elected?

As President of Stage Crew society, I work very closely with our performing arts societies and so I know first-hand what needs changing within the Arts. I work in the Activities Team, so I already have good relationships with key staff members and am very familiar with the processes behind-the-scenes. My vision is also closely aligned with that of the Activities & Engagement Officer. I will use these connections to push our priorities to the top of the Union’s agenda.

Please summarise why students should vote for you.

I was on the team for 8 of our Bloomsbury Theatre shows last year through Stage Crew, so if I've already had the pleasure of working with you or your society, you’ll know that I am driven, determined and highly organised: a long-winded way of saying that I get stuff done. I have the passion, knowledge and connections to hit the ground running and make sure artsUCL gets the recognition it deserves.

Eleni Dimou
What will you bring to this role (e.g. experience, skills or qualities)?

Hello, I'm Eleni, a third-year Psychology student with a great passion for all types of art. Prior to university, I studied visual arts for 2 years, where I discovered the importance of creative expression. Through years of volunteering, my passion for philanthropy allowed me to cultivate solid planning and organisational skills, which I aim to use for my role in the UCL arts community. With lots of motivation and a positive attitude, I will ensure that the arts societies are welcoming and safe for everyone, filled with inspiring workshops and events, that are fun and promote our well-being :)

What do you hope to achieve in the role if you are elected?

I aim to keep working on and expand:

INCLUSION & CONNECTION: Ensuring that the art societies are inclusive and accessible to everyone and form a strong and connected community, while also collaborating with other societies, to give everyone access to artistic opportunities

VARIETY: Expanding art activities, to cover everyone’s interests

FUN: Filling the year with memorable fun activities & events

WELLNESS: Including activities focused on increasing well-being and decreasing stress

CHARITY: Working closely with volunteering officers to engage the art community in charitable endeavours  


Please summarise why students should vote for you.

You should vote for me because I truly want to be your voice within the arts societies. I want to work closely and have communication with each and every member and make sure I receive regular feedback to better the societies and give everyone the chance to try things that they want. I aim to turn our thoughts and ideas into action. I am driven and I believe that by working on the aims mentioned above, we can take the arts societies to another level! 

PS: Follow my campaign on IG and check out my poster for some of my ideas and visions, and hopefully let's add much more to it together :)