Muneer Hussain

VP Science & Engineering

Muneer Hussain

Tell us a bit about yourself, your Queen Mary journey and your role?

I studied Computer Science and Mathematics and my first engagement with the Students' Union was proposing a motion in the Annual Members Meeting. The atmosphere was electric, and I wanted to be a Sabb ever since. I am currently VP Science and Engineering, but I was VP Welfare last year where I worked on things like getting funding to help students with graduation costs and improving timetabling for students disadvantaged by religious obligations. This year in my faculty role, I'm keen to look at ways of tackling poor mental health that comes about as a result of education and the stress of deadlines/exams.

How would you describe the Students' Union in one sentence?

Where all the fun happens.

What’s a piece of advice you would give to students?

It's inevitable that things are going to pile up. Sometimes it can feel like you've gone past the point of no return and all that's left is to cram everything in the week before the exam. Don't underestimate how much one random hour of trying to catch up can help you when it comes to exam season. One hour now is one less hour then.

Favourite spot on any of our campuses?

Has to be the MFC (Multi-Faith Centre). It’s the place to go when things get overwhelming and you need time to collect your thoughts, reflect, pray and so on. Second Floor in the Students' Union Hub, thank me later.

What’s your ideal day out in London?

My ideal day out is staying indoors.

What’s your favourite thing to order from Drapers, The Griff Inn or Ground?

Southern Fried Chicken is pretty good. And seeing as I'm not a coffee or tea person, it's a hot chocolate for me.

If you were a superhero, what power would you have and why?

One year on as a Sabb and this would definitely have to be reading minds. I feel like half this job is just trying to figure out what people are thinking.

What’s one thing at uni that students have to try before they graduate?

Having lunch at Canalside when it's sunny, because why wouldn't you

What animal best represents you and why?

Just consulted the internet and apparently, I'm a Jaguar...

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Seeing what the new VP Welfare gets up to. (Good luck Jojo!)

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