Faran Sabir

My Course

MSc Computer Science

Why I Ran for Officer

I ran to make Staffs inclusive for all!

Favourite Memory at Staffs

Watching a wide range of ethnicities running together during the Leadership Race.

Go-to Ember Lounge Order

To be honest, I've never had a meal at Ember... I can definitely think of some drinks, though!

A Confession

I often miss my family and friends, and there are moments of loneliness and homesickness that are hard to ignore. Adapting to a new language and culture has been both exciting and overwhelming. I sometimes doubt my abilities and worry about the future. However, I'm determined to overcome these challenges, learn and grow. I'm grateful for the support of my colleagues and friends who have become like a second family to me.

Advice to First Years

Get involved with the SU to connect with thousands of like-minded students from all ethnicities.

Faran Sabir

Vice President | he/him

An Update from Me...

04/09 - The last fortnight has had me handling all sorts of things! I've been chatting to other institutions to share ideas on how we can ensure our accommodation is affordable, and meeting with Marilou (our International Student Coordinator) to prepare a warm welcome for new international students. I've also been consistently working hard to address any timetabling issues, and have even sat on the interview panel for the university's new Director of Learning and Teaching.Click here for previous updates.

My Manifesto

Connecting Home and International Students

Sometimes, the international community at Staffs can feel disconnected from the rest of the student body. I hope to bridge this gap and create a more cohesive community.

Building Understanding

Having a solid understanding of the Students' Union will help students know what is available to them and what we can do for them. I hope to make this clearer and louder!

Meaningful and Professional Job Opportunities

Our students deserve job opportunities throughout their studies that work with and enhance their learning, not just help pay the bills. I aim to find a way to source and share these opportunities.

Scholarships for International Students

International students are unable to apply for many of the scholarships available to Staffs students. Because of this, I will aim to introduce scholarships specifically for international applicants.

Improving Access To and Standards in Student Accommodation

Difficult experiences with accommodation can really damage a student's university experience. I want to ensure our student accommodation is affordable, accessible and of a high standard.