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Date count run30 Oct 2020
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running6
Available position1
Total ballots60
Valid votes60
Invalid votes0


Round Ayesha Asghar Ivan Maslyankov Sarah Lasoye Carl Simela Olufunmilola Ogundiran RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 5.00 8.00 29.00 7.00 10.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 30.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 30.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 8.00 29.00 8.00 11.00 4.00 1.00 28.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Ayesha Asghar and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 28.00. Candidate Sarah Lasoye has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Sarah Lasoye.

Position information: 
Number of vacancies: 1


Ivan Maslyankov
Hi everybody! Why do I want to represent you as a Population Health Sciences Faculty Rep? Simple - (as a Global Health and Development student) I know our experience here is already great. But we need to always strive forward and make it better! If elected I will push for an even better experience for all PHS students. What motivates me to do so? An enthusiastic and ambitious character foremost, but also the desire to make every voice heard.

My previous experience with running a society has prepared me to manage resources, time and tasks. I am a great communicator, easy-to-talk-to and reachable and will always be open to suggestions or in need of any help!

My focus will be:
• Population Health Sciences already has great satisfaction results; this should most definitely persist and/or improve
• Involvement on behalf of students from all courses is essential; therefore I plan to work closely with all the Course Representatives within the faculty
• I will work for better student-staff interaction which has definitely suffered in the current situation

Values I share are a proactive attitude, inclusivity and openness to ideas. I would love to represent the faculty and I hope you allow me the privilege.
Sarah Lasoye
Hi everyone! I'm Sarah and I'm a student on the MSc Global Health and Development - now in my second (*final*) year of part-time study.

Before joining UCL, I worked full-time campaigning on behalf of students in UK Higher Education as Women's Officer for the National Union of Students (NUS). Since enrolling, I've had a chance to settle into the community, become familiar with student union structures, campaigns & democratic processes, and even dip my toes into supporting the work of the UCL BME Campaign - all while working part-time!

The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically affected students. Since March, I've experienced the best and worst of teaching adaptations, and felt first-hand the impact that robust support from student reps can have for our wellbeing and academic work.
If elected as your Faculty Rep, I will:
- Be readily available and committed to resolving concerns and improving your student experience, particularly those of often-marginalised students: disabled students, those with caring responsibilities, students of colour, LGBT+ students, part-timers & international students.
- Set up channels for regular communication with academic reps across the faculty's seven institutes and 35 (!) postgraduate taught programmes.
- Organise open forums for FPHS students to share experiences, thoughts, and ideas for student-led projects and campaigns
- Proactively engage with and relay *all* SU Education Zone activity.

Thank you for your time and consideration!
Ayesha Asghar
Hi, my name is Ayesha, and I live in London. I want to nominate myself for the role of Lead Rep. From my previous course rep experience in 2018/2019 at my former university; I learnt the benefits of this role are manifold. During my first year at the University of Liverpool, I was elected as the course representative for the online computing programs, which had 900 students enrolled. I participated in all the quarterly Staff Student Liason Committee meetings, where my task was to collect all the feedback from the students and then collate them with possible solutions to present them to the faculty at the meetings. The role helped me to hone my communication, negotiation and public speaking skills. It motivated me to participate in the periodic review in 2018, a university-wide process whereby all provision is reviewed on a six-year cycle. Where I successfully played a crucial role in the revalidation of the online MSc computing degrees. I want to take on this opportunity again to make a big difference in the experience and lives of my fellow students and myself at UCL. It is a great platform to bridge the communication gap between the faculty and students. Being a software analyst, and working in diverse teams; this role is an opportunity to implement my skills like teamwork, self-management, problem-solving and communication. I believe my recent experience of the course rep would help me to act as a strong link between the staff and students.
Olufunmilola Ogundiran
Hi Population Health Sciences Students!
I’m Funmi a student on the Global Child health MSc.
I want to make your time as a graduate student fruitful and enjoyable. I have a few plans key plans as your Rep
1. Increase student connections through social and career orientated networking events.
2. Ensure all students have the space to seek support from other students.
3. Support the academic transition for students moving from one discipline to another
4. Listen to your ideas to provide needs specific solutions!
I have a plethora of experience working with societies, including being as a welfare officer and events lead. My previous positions developed my creativity, ability to create innovative solutions to address needs and to work effectively in teams to reach a unified goal. All of which I will use in my role as your Faculty Rep!
I look forward to becoming your representative this year! ?
Carl Simela
Hi! My name is Carl and I’m a student on the Cardiovascular Science MSc. As a Student Ambassador at my previous university, I garnered considerable experience representing student communities and I would love to do the same at UCL as a Faculty Representative.

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the postgraduate student experience and for many of us, the risk of another “lockdown” threatens contact hours for laboratory and clinical projects. If elected as Faculty Rep, my top priority will be to ensure that whatever happens, students are supported, and their voices are heard by decision makers at the university. I will set up an anonymous platform for students to raise concerns to me about COVID-19 and other issues.

Also, I will push for:

1) QUICKER AND MORE USEFUL ASSESSMENT FEEDBACK: Last year, just 59% of surveyed PGT FPHS students felt that assessment feedback was given promptly, and only 66% found feedback useful. I will ask for increased transparency surrounding assessment feedback and for there to be more ways for students to confidentially query feedback.

2) INCREASED SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS STUDYING AND WORKING PART-TIME: I will ask for more Educational Support Services to be made available.

Thank you!