Elected unopposed, Fatma Sehic, a second year Data Science major, is the next representative of the Science and Engineering Faculty. Despite only starting at Curtin last year, Sehic is incredibly passionate about science and has already been actively involved in many student representation initiatives.
Sehic has been the Science and Engineering Representative for the First Year Committee and the representative for the Student Actuarial Society, and is currently the General Representative of the Student Representation Board and a member of the Finance and Risk Committee, so there is no second guessing that Sehic knows how to represent students. Aware of how vital Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is to the growth and maintenance of our society, she plans to champion the needs of students studying STEM subjects.
“Students are often not in a position of power to stand up for themselves when institutions are making them struggle … I am confident that I will be a strong pillar of support during these times,” she says.
Sehic wants STEM students to be in a position to extract the most they can from their time at Curtin, and plans to do this by liaising with clubs and the university to create experiences that will help students beyond their degree.
“I am willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the students in this Faculty are well-represented and properly supported.”
To ensure this adequate support is provide to students, Sehic has promised to make sure that unit outlines include details that state whether or not workshops and tutorials will be recorded.
“This is particularly important for … First Year Engineering students as they have dense timetables and this extra information can allow them more time to study, work or just have a break”
Sehic also wants to make sure that STEM focused clubs are being properly funded and have the necessary resources to continue their clubs, and promises to concentrate her efforts into “making STEM at Curtin bigger and better”.
Note: Fatma Sehic has no political affiliations. Election polls are open from 16 September 2019 at 10am to 19 September 2019. For more information on Guild Candidates visit the Guild website.