Faiz Ilyas is the Student Feedback Coordinator for the University's Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences, working on increasing student engagement and student experience across the Faculty. He also works on the Faculty's alumni and social media engagement as well as supporting accreditation activity.
Faiz is a licensed private hire driver and has extensive experience in the private hire and hackney carriage trade, currently a director at Fiacre Charter Ltd, formerly Ilyas Cars. He also helped establish, La Reign, a women's make-up, hair and beauty studio.
Faiz originally joined the University of Bradford's Faculty of Engineering & Informatics in 2015, as a student where he pursued a degree in Civil & Structural Engineering, graduating with a BEng, first class honours. during these formative years at the University, Faiz was actively involved in the Students' Union, taking on several voluntary roles in student societies and the UBU Council until he was elected to run the Union as the lad sabbatical officer and Chair of the Union's Board of Trustees. Throughout this time, Faiz proactively worked with the University on various projects, ensuring the student voice was at the forefront of University decision making. Projects included the Emm Lane campus relocation, sponsoring and securing the Graduate Workforce Bradford (GWB) Project, and the 2019 Vice-Chancellor recruitment.
Faiz is also extensively involved in the local community, through his involvement in his local parish council as well as having taken part in many initiatives such as campaigning on firework abuse, supporting Shearbridge Residents Association, Covid-19 Vaccine campaigns, amongst others.