Arshad Fasiludeen

Aeronautics and Astronautics Department President

Hi, I am looking to be your president for this year. I’m currently a 3rd year Aero and Astro student specialising in the Aerodynamics theme. I believe I would be the ideal candidate for the position due to my knowledge across the faculty having worked in many open days and visit days throughout my years at Southampton. Further, as a current 3rd year, I believe I have  solid understanding of the course structure and so would be able to help with any problems across all years. My key aim as the president for the Aero department is to act as an easy key point of contact between students and staff within department. I believe this is especially paramount during these unprecedented times, especially with some problems arising from online learning, such as 1st years who are experiencing a very different form of university life. Should I be elected, my initial plan would be to discuss these issues with the current course reps from across all years and project these out to the higher department directly in order to quickly resolve these issues. I would also have regular meetings with course reps, and staff to share ideas as to how to improve the course for future years, and also promote and potentially engineering events/competitions for undergraduates.

I hope to use my good relationships with staff, and a friendly atmosphere to provide all students fair and enjoyable learning throughout this year.