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Date count run30 Oct 2020
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running6
Available position1
Total ballots141
Valid votes141
Invalid votes0


Round Azure Lo Christian May Gunay Karimova Julia Szabo Arpana Giritharan RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 31.00 12.00 53.00 7.00 36.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 70.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 70.50. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 38.00 55.00 39.00 9.00 0.00 66.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Christian May, Julia Szabo, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 66.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 59.00 56.00 26.00 1.50 57.50
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Azure Lo. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 57.50. Candidate Gunay Karimova has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Gunay Karimova.

Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1


Gunay Karimova
Hi! I’m Gunay, third year Pharmacology student. Having been a treasurer and currently taking a role of a President of the Azerbaijan Business Society, I know what it takes to communicate one’s thoughts and concerns from one body of students to people in positions higher up. As an international student, I have changed over six educational institutions and have a great potential in using my own experience to maximise the learning potential of students at UCL.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year looks a lot different, so, to smoothen your experience, I would like to promote the following:

1. All students must get enough support from their professors and if not, establish tutorial programmes led by students from years above
2. Share more information on available internships and career opportunities, including online networking events.
3. Ensure personal tutors are actively reaching out to their tutees on a regular basis to establish a good connection for later recommendations
4. Establish better mental health support group for those who might be overwhelmed with the pressure of an online education.

We are all well aware that this year will be full of challenges, so let me help you tackle a few of these by voting for me!
Christian May
Given how the past few months have brought significant challenges to this academic year, it is vital to prioritise connecting your voices, which at this time have been scattered across many places. Like any other student, this course has made me feel both inspired at times and disappointed at others, and especially now, more conflicted than ever. I understand the need to have each of these thoughts communicated to strengthen the relationship between the academic staff and us, the students. I am driven to represent your opinions and thus believe that I am suited to take on this role as your Biotechnology course representative!
Julia Szabo
Dear Life Sciences students,

I am a freshly transferred 2nd Year Pharmacology student and I am running to be your Faculty Rep because I know we can be one of the greatest divisions here at UCL. I am ready to be the voice of this faculty, to actively listen to your needs and concerns, and make changes wherever they are needed. I want to help every student to feel welcome and have a sense of belonging, even in these challenging times.
I will make sure that each and every student feels as important as he is, and I will stand by your side whenever you need, or even just talk over a cup of coffee in campus.
My previous department helped me become more versatile and creative, aspects that will prove to be useful while designing both social and academic activities, which you will surely enjoy. I look forward to ease your student life by introducing you to great career talks, internship opportunities, and even organise tips&tricks sessions to help you with your tests and exams.
Vote for a fun, entertaining and exciting year!
Azure Lo
Hello! I'm Azure and I'm currently a year 2 Biomedical Sciences student.

With the ongoing pandemic and many of our students struggling to get back to London for term 1, the "new-normal" will take time for each of us to adapt to. As faculty rep for the Life Sciences Faculty, I believe I could make the process swiftly for everyone involved, and would explore ways so that UCL can still be proud of its academic excellence. This seems easier said than done, but I am very hopeful that my proposal would be a great way for students to enjoy their studies in UCL, even though the situation is very different from what we were used to.

The main concern for many life sciences students would be lab sessions. Without labs we wouldn't be able to solidify our knowledge, and we would be disadvantaged when we are applying for internships. I propose that the missed lab sessions in term 1 can take up slots in term 2 if possible, so that students would still have a chance to finish their labs in particular modules.

Another concern is the support from UCL during remote studying. I believe UCL could do even better on services it provides during these times. With a possible extension to the transition program for year 1, and more 1-1 meetings with staff members, I believe this would enhance the communication between staff and students, and students would be provided with more care.

Please vote for me and I hope to improve student's life even during these unsettling times.
Arpana Giritharan
Hi! My name is Arpana and I'm a 3rd year Human Sciences student from Colombo, Sri Lanka. As a Human Sciences student, I've completed many modules in the Faculty of Life Sciences during my time at UCL and I'm keen to ensure all our feedback is addressed and we receive a better academic experience.
A few things I would like to achieve in this role include -
- Creating a platform for students to look for opportunities to gain work experience at Life Sciences research laboratories in UCL.
- Working closely with UCL Careers so students receive more information about internships and graduate jobs in the Life Sciences.
- Ensuring students get more help in preparing for exams.
- Organising networking events for students in Life Sciences to get to know each other and find others with similar passions and research interests so they could work together.
- And last but not least, receiving regular feedback from Life Sciences students and trying my best to make sure all concerns and issues are solved.
Thank you for reading this (if you got to the end)!