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Haitham Idriss

Imperial College Union President

Hello,

My name is Haitham, I am a masters student at the faculty of medicine.

I believe I have what it takes to successfully lead this union, I know my way around the college very well. I graduated with a PhD in biophysics in 1990 and was offered a place for clinical medicine at the college's medical school in 2002. I am currently pursuing a Global Masters in Public Health on a college scholarship. Standing up for this role is my way of saying 'thank you' to the college for believing in me!

Here are some of the things I would like to ask the college for:

1. Free hot daily meal for every student of the college.
2. With the current Covid-19 world outbreak, I want to make sure the college is doing all it can to ensure students are safe.
3. I want to review work conditions and work pay for students working for the college to make sure they get the wages and work conditions they deserve.
4. Distant/overseas students should have the opportunity to get free B&B college accommodation for a week to visit/host their parents in London during the summer vacations.

I am a nice, understanding and approachable person, yet when the going gets tough I do get going. Here is an article about my experience in the USA back in 2004, (https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2004/10/unexpected-detour). I am a practising Moslem and was born in Lebanon to Palestinian parents.

I am seconded by a Lebanese student, Aline Sarkis.