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Candidate for the position of Chemistry Society - President

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Milan Singh

More knowledge about the interface between chemistry and other STEM subjects. A brand new "Behind the Chemistry" series. More support with internships and networking. An informed community is a better community.

My name is Milan and I am currently a 3rd year MSci Chemistry with Biomedicine student and I am glad to announce that I am running for President of the Chemistry Society! 

WHAT AM I OFFERING YOU?

  • Multidisciplinary: Encourage students to explore the interface between chemistry and physics/biology/mathematics through panel discussions and guest speakers. 
  • Events: Collaborate with STEM societies like Women in Stem, Math Soc & Biochemistry (e.g coding lessons, recombinant technology lesson etc) & invite professionals from industry to inform students about their jobs. Organise the "The Chemistry Behind.." informative series, an initiative aimed to delve into topics not covered by the university's curriculum, including applications of chemistry.
  • Funding: Seek external sponsorships for the society alongside the vice-president and the treasurer.
  • Workshops & Study/Revision Sessions: Opportunity for the cohorts to mix and get to know each other, while being productive.
  • Buddy Scheme: Improve the mentorship scheme by selectively pairing like-minded individuals with common interests. 
  • Careers: Invite previous chemistry graduates to talk about their academics and/or career journey. Host workshops to help students prepare for interviews and apply to internship schemes.
  • Community: Host a chemistry event bringing together the three biggest London Universities: KCL, UCL, IC. Additionally, I plan to set up a weekly mailing list to aid the spread of information.
  • Socials: Bring back the chemistry boat party / winter ball, which has not taken place since pre-covid times. Host at least two "get together" socials per month alongside the event's officers and organise events for freshers alongside the vice president. 

WHY AM I FIT FOR THE ROLE?

  • I improved my leadership and teamwork abilities upon co-founding the novel, student-led chemistry magazine called The Catalyst. I am currently spearheading its Graphic Editorial Team.
  • I am the Current Event's Officer of the Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology Society, where I organise most of the social events during the year. 
  • I participated in iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition with the KCL team first as a team member and I was then promoted to Mussel Foot Protein Subgroup Deputy Officer. 
  • I am currently collaborating with lecturers from the Chemistry Department to interview chemists working on innovative ideas as part of the magazine.

Vote for me and I will keep all my promises! If you have any queries related to my ideas, feel free to email me: milan.singh@kcl.ac.uk