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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running7
Available positions2
Total ballots46
Valid votes46
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Tharmika Thevarajah Shaunak Sahu Karan Patel Vignesh Venkataramaiah Ragul Gajendran Vedanth Kommaraju RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 16.00 10.00 9.00 2.00 6.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.66 15.33
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 15.34. Candidate Tharmika Thevarajah has reached the threshold and is elected. Candidates have surplus votes, but since candidates can be safely eliminated, the transfer of surplus votes will be delayed and candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 16.00 10.00 11.00 7.00 2.00 0.66 14.33
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Vignesh Venkataramaiah, Vedanth Kommaraju, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Candidates have surplus votes, but since candidates can be safely eliminated, the transfer of surplus votes will be delayed and candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
3 16.00 11.00 16.00 3.00 1.32 13.83
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Ragul Gajendran. Transferred votes with value 1.00. Candidate Karan Patel has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winners are Tharmika Thevarajah and Karan Patel.

Number of vacancies: 2

Candidates

Vedanth Kommaraju
Hi! I'm Vedanth, I'm a first-year econ student and I'll be running for Sales Officer. While this year hasn't been the first year any of us expected or deserved, I'm committed to turn that around this September! My aim is to make Hindu Soc the one stop shop for all your SPORT, ACADEMIC and most importantly SOCIAL needs. My promise to you is to make our events such as D-ball and Rangeela the biggest and craziest they've ever been as well as extending the sense of community and solid friendships our HSOC families provide through more frequent chill nights. Having been part of the committee as an FYR this year, I've gained an inside understanding of how events are run and the amount of organisation and commitment the role requires. I am genuinely dedicated to continue this legacy and I truly believe next year is going to be one for the history books! Vote Vedz ?
Ragul Gajendran
Hey! I’m Ragul, I’m a first year Econ student and I’m running to be Sales officer. Sales is an extremely significant part of the successful running of society events and a role which needs a reliable person with experience in connecting with a range of people. I myself have experience being innovative and entrepreneurial, leading the ticket sales of a sixth form event in north west London called HighLifeEvents raising over £3000 and selling up to 300 tickets in my spare time. I know everyone’s thirsty to have social interaction being locked up in their homes and accommodations this last month. However I expect to change that for you guys next year, increasing the capacity of events such as Rangeela and D-ball so all of us finally have the chance to party and get involved! Being very close friends with all the current first year reps gave me a great insight into Hindu soc and how fun it is working as a close-knit, family-like committee to raise money and enjoy events. I would hate to sit here listing off all the experience I have, like how I was a finalist in the BASE( finance competition), or how as an Econ student I have the necessary skills to work with numbers, promote events efficiently and maximise ticket sales because I know that’s not what you guys want to hear. Instead I’ll leave you with the promise that next year you will experience bigger events like you have never experienced before, and you will never regret a night out!
VOTE RAGUL, VOTE MOTIVES ALL YEAR!
Vignesh Venkataramaiah
I think we can all agree that this year has left us waiting eagerly for clubs and social events to open up, and for the long awaited return for lit motives and crazy seshes, and as Sales Officer for Hsoc I will do whatever it takes to make socials sell out and be as good as they've ever been!

I'm no stranger to organising and promoting motives, and due to me being a bubbly, social person (and bait on insta icl) I can definitely get likes of Rangeela, Diwali Ball and the Garba to be smash hits for the people and improve outreach and settle any discrepancies people may have in tandem with the marketing team. Inter society events will also mean that we all meet lots of new people and maybe even make friends for life! Vote Vig for lit nights and good vibes for the coming year!
Tharmika Thevarajah
Having previously run a multicultural student-run production that sold over 800 tickets, I believe I have the experiences that would make me a good fit for this role. It highlights my communication skills and ability to plan strategically to coordinate events which will prove useful for this position.

As a first year representative for the society, I have gained both the network and feel for the role which I can utilise if I am elected. I am excited to bring future Hindu Society events to students on a larger scale through encouraging inter-societal collaborations both within UCL and other universities. Increasing student participation is a key goal especially after a virtual year we have had.

Harnessing my technical skills as well as the personable aspect of being a Sales Officer, I hope to increase the outreach and work collaboratively with other members of the society to deliver memorable events next year.
Karan Patel
Being able to reach as many students as possible and help grow what is already one of the most popular societies at UCL would be an extremely fulfilling responsibility for me. Having been stuck at home for the last year, my priority is to make next years’ events as successful as they have ever been before and make up for the horrendous first year that we have had. The key ingredient to success, in my opinion, for events such as Rangeela and Garba is definitely the people attending them, and this means that innovative sales strategies to raise awareness about the things being organised by the society are paramount. Making our members feel included and part of one large desi family is something that I look to really hammer home this year in my promotions. As an economics student, I have some understanding of effective sales strategies, and tied with past experience as a House Captain organising and advertising school events, I believe I would be a perfect fit for the role.
Shaunak Sahu
As a friendly, enthusiastic and competent individual I enjoy socialising and playing sports. Being a FYR gave me a rare insight into how the society works. This was fundamental to my understanding of what it takes to be one of the committee members who will help in the running of the society. l enjoyed being a FYR as I met many new people and effectively helped in organising events including Take Me Out. As a Medic I have the ability to advertise Hindu Society on our group chats and forums, exposing us to the medic’s scene. This is so important as medics tend to be one of the largest groups of students that take part in Hindu Society. My previous experiences have led me to develop a broad set of abilities - Rugby gave me a proficient set of teamwork and communication skills, whilst my University course has developed my organisational talents, derived from juggling extracurricular activities. I am heavily involved in reselling clothes and sneakers which has taught me strong negotiation and sales techniques, complimented by working in retail last summer.