Your Vice President (Education)

Welcome to Aston

  

My name is Jawad Ahmad and I am your Vice President Education for 2020 - 2021 Academic year.

As your VP Education, I will be working to implement policies to ensure students at Aston receive the best academic experience and are able to achieve their goal at Aston University. I am committed to creating long term solutions around issues regarding strikes, student representation and student academic experiences.

Please don't hesitate to contact me via email or 1:1 office hours if you ever want to share an idea or have a concern regarding your studies at Aston.

 

Representing your academic interests

 

What I'm Working On

Improve resources and visibility for student representation

Thu 02 Jul 2020

At a time like this, student voice has never been more important. I want to work to ensure every rep is able to raise their educational concern with the university and ensuring they are noticed for their hard work.

early stages

02/07/2020 Early Stages

 
Taking appropriate action on strike

Thu 02 Jul 2020

I want to raise awareness about the UCU amongst students and to stand in solidarity with lecturers. Also, I will be working with the University to ensure students are not missing vital lecture/seminar hours by finding a long term solution, where students are able to get ahead and achieve the very best grade at the end of the year.

early stages

02/07/2020 Early Stages

 
 

 

About Me

What is your favourite motivational quote?

Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day.
Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life
” – Harvey Mackay;

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

When I was younger I rescued a hedgehog and made it into my pet. I didn't tell my parents.

If you had a spirit animal. What would it be and why?

I would be an Eagle as I like to see things from a higher perspective and tackle things from the top.

What is your favourite book, movie or TV show?

My favourite TV show would be Prison Break.

If you could have a meal with someone dead or alive who would it be and why?

I would have a meal with Meghan Markle because I could see myself paying attention to everything she says. Also, i think i'll be able to take away a lot from our conversations.

If you could change one thing this year what would it be?

I would change the way COVID-19 was dealt with.

What was your 'guilty pleasure' during the lockdown?

Going for a long drive on my own into the countryside.

Why did you stand to be an Officer?

I stood to be an officer as I wanted to be able to make a difference to the lives of students by ensuring they receive the high-quality education they deserve. Also, this is alongside the fact that I want to ensure the voices of students are heard and they receive the best academic experience possible.

 

What are your top three tips for someone starting at Aston?

My top three tips:

  1. Be yourself - it's better to be yourself than someone you're not. This will allow you to have a better experience and meet those who are similar to you.
  2. Have a timetable - once lectures start, get a timetable in place so you know when to do your work and when to switch off. This will make your days more efficient and you'll get the most out of your day.
  3. Have fun - take on all the opportunities that come your way and get out there. Join different clubs and societies, volunteer - this will be great way to meet new people and to refresh your mind.