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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots15
Valid votes15
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Maria-Alexandra Iosif Emilia Privat Ana Mateias Brúnó Sinka RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 1.00 2.00 12.00 0.00 4.50 7.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 7.50. Candidate Brúnó Sinka has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Brúnó Sinka.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Emilia Privat
My past experiences with UNICEF have inspired my commitment to learn about children’s rights and actively contribute to positive change. This society holds the potential to make a collaborative difference by using our education to empower those who are less privileged.

I would suggest fundraising through sales (baking, international food, used books), quiz nights with prizes, local business partnerships, and races (even virtually). I think the society could also be an opportunity and a safe space to engage in child rights themes. I would invite speakers from UNICEF and plan open discussions on important topics, including education, gender equality, nutrition, water, sanitation, and climate change, amongst others. Another idea is to hold workshops to learn about the different roles at UNICEF. We could look at case studies to brainstorm how we would manage a campaign using an interdisciplinary approach. This would provide exposure to links between our respective studies and international development.

My past experiences with UNICEF include 8 years of fundraising for the Trick-or-
Treat for UNICEF campaign, an internship for UNICEF’s Children Uprooted campaign, and my most recent involvement as a reporter for UNICEF’s World Children’s Day. I have developed the communication, interpersonal and leadership skills I believe are necessary for this role. Together, we can propel our gratitude forward and put it into meaningful practice.
Ana Mateias
Getting involved and working in the charity sector has been my life-long passion. In my previous experience of working with various NGOs I have developed strong ethical values and my work ethic is now permanently driven by a moral code. My time spent as part of the committee will consist of holding weekly events with notable external speakers, organising fundraisers, social activities and official dinners with figures from both the charitable and diplomatic environment. I will make sure every member gets the best of the time spent in this society by providing many opportunities to get involved with and that together we will change many futures for children around the world.
Brúnó Sinka
Hi there! My name is Bruno Sinka and I’m running to take the reins of this society, because I have seen the incredible impact volunteering has on the world. A president needs to have experience and a clear vision and I’m here to give you all that.

My involvement with charity and community involvement has started long before I came to UCL. I have been involved with groups like Amnesty International, where we raised awareness about the gay rights of people in Poland and Hungary. I have been an effective fundraiser for events in my high school and through my efforts to raise interest about democratic involvement in the European Union.

* My plan for this society is to raise awareness about issues through online and on-campus campaigning including collaborations with other societies.
* I aim to hold at least one fundraising event per term.
* I am going to organise trainings and educational events about children’s issues and how to be more involved with the NGO sector.
* I plan to hold regular social events to create a tight-knit community of members, as I have personally seen how much society involvement improves well-being.

The pandemic has shown us how cooperation and an altruistic approach to the world is more important than ever. Organisations, such as UNICEF are key to helping the world return to normal and through my leadership I aim to put our society right into work.
Maria-Alexandra Iosif
Two years ago, I attended a summer school organized by UNYouth Romania. One of the speakers that attended the event was an employee from UNICEF. As she was explaining to us the requirements of the job, the challenges, but also how rewarding it was to be part of the group of people that tries to improve their lives of children every single day, I was inspired and I realized that I would love to bring my contribution as well to this cause.
The role of the President comes with a great responsibility: from making sure that the message of the society is well delivered and understood by the other members of the student's body, to facilitating the communication and good working relation between the Board and coming up with new ideas about future events and collaborations with other clubs or societies. This past year, I have been the Secretary for the International Relations Society, an experience that has equipped me with the required knowledge behind a well-functioning association. Throughout my high-school experience, I have been a volunteer working with children from poor backgrounds in Romania, an eye-opening process that has taught me patience, perseverance, but most importantly empathy-characteristics that are important for this role. At the moment, I coordinate teams within this project and I have done that for two years now-practice that has taught me leadership skills.
It would be my utmost pleasure to be part of the people who bring the message of Unicef further.