Fatima Lakhani Vice President Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Hello, my name is Fatima and I am your current Vice President for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (or AHSS). What does being a Vice President mean? Well it means I am employed full-time at the Students' Union to represent your voice at ARU. I feedback your praise, concerns and improvments at Univeristy meetings, directly to the VC of ARU, in your Faculty Desision making boards and more. I also run key campaigns that I pitched to you during last years Election.
Before I took on my year of being a full time Elected Officer, I studied a BA English Literature (HONS) at ARU! I chose to stand to be an Officer and represent students from an anonymous nomination. The nominatation got me to start considering elections and the role; I realised that i did know quite a bit about the University having been here since 2017. From my experiences as a student ambassador I realised what current as well as potential students wanted during their time at the University.
What are your campaigns/ what would you like to achieve for students this year?
My focus for this year as long-term goals are sustainability and making our students more employable.
However, if there are any ideas you have let me know!
Why are you passionate about this project idea?
Given the current situation, the job market has not been kind to graduates. This needs to change as Graduates invest a lot of finances and time in their courses with the expectation of gaining employment after they graduate. It is only fair for students to get in return what they put in!
What's your ultimate ARU moment?
I worked as a Student Ambassador for three years. Winning the Made a Difference Ambassador Awards is one of my highlighs of my ARU experience.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
I think I am more of the "live in the present moment person". That is not to say that I have not considered the future. I hope to explore different opotions and find the path in which I am most productive.
Share your three favourite tunes:
I don't really have any favourites at the moment, they keep on changing!
Tell us something not many people know about you:
I enjoy reading, writing poetry, painting and learning new languages.
If you had a super power what would it be??
My super-power would be mind reading! I would love to know whats going on in peoples minds about my different campaigns! :D
What’s your favourite social media platform/ where can students find you to chat?
I am most active on Instagram! I do use Facebook and Twitter as well!