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Candidate for the position of Vice President Activities

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Junaid Ahmed

Why are you interested in becoming an Elected Officer, and what makes you an outstanding candidate for VP Activities in particular?

Due to the current circumstances in terms of the world pandemic, I believe it is important to assist with the day to day responsibilities of university life. It’s also about looking at the bigger which is taking part in extra-curricular activities outside of your degree.  I believe that the ability to project a strong positive image of the University through public speaking, personal interaction with legislators, parents, faculty, staff, students, and others is required to be successful in this role and I feel I could demonstrate this using my strong leadership skills I have learnt in my past experience. Also Proficiency in organizing and managing complex functions and the ability to gain the trust and confidence of students is required which if the opportunity is given to me I would conduct this to the best of my ability.

What relevant skills/experience would you be able to bring to the role?

I am effective at managing budgets and have great organisation skills I have learnt through different research and projects and believe this would prove to be successful when undertaking this role. A good team player who possesses excellent problem solving skills and an attention to detail. This has taught me how to work my way around problems by being more logical and open minded. In my past experience I have managed faculty activities for six colleges in my area and this has helped me develop good interpersonal skills with an ability to influence and lead a wide variety of people.

What would you consider to be your main strengths?

My main strength is my enthusiasm and my leadership skills that have evolved from working and managing many different teams. I am effective at communicating and can demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. My determination allows me to see through my work thoroughly and ensure that I have completed tasks to the best of my ability. An ability to complete tasks under pressure is a major strength of mine. I recall one instance when a major story

What would you consider to be your main weaknesses?

My main weakness is that I sometimes have trouble saying no to requests and end up taking on more than I can handle, I now use a project management app so I can see how much work I have at any moment and understand when I have time to help others. Furthermore, I sometimes have a hard time letting go of a project. I'm the biggest critic of my work, and I can always find

Introduce yourself! What should students know about you?

I’m excited for the opportunity to be part of a team that increases awareness and helps students during their university life. I understand how difficult and stressful academia can be and would like to ease this for students by providing them with the necessary support they need whilst being at the university.

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