Zakirul Bhuiyan (23) awarded Senior Fellowship from UKPSF

Zakirul Bhuiyan (23) awarded Senior Fellowship from UKPSF

We are proud to announce that Capt Zakirul Bhuiyan (23) awarded Senior Fellowship from United Kingdom Higher Education  (University).

Dear All,
Alhamdulillah, I am delighted to inform you that today the United Kingdom Higher Education  (University) Authority has awarded me the Senior Fellowship on the basis of fulfilling all the dimensions of the UK University Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), It is a rare opportunity to achieve this award being a Maritime Senior Lecturer outside the main stream traditional higher education and teaching professional activities. The HEA also commended for my use of maritime research activities, scholarship and CPD, which evidenced the deep understanding of the wider context in which the maritime learning is based.   
Please keep me in your prayers.
Best regards,
Zakir 23(N)
Southampton Solent University

Capt Zakirul Bhuiyan (23) MSc, PGCE, FNI, FRIN: On completion of cadet training in Bangladesh Shipping Corporation, Zakirul joined Valles Steamship (Canada) Ltd in 1992 as a junior officer and subsequently took his first command in 2003 on Gateway Bulker of 171,000 mt deadweight, the second most expensive capesize bulk carrier ever built at the time. He has been working as Senior Lecturer, Bridge Simulator at Warsash Maritime Academy (WMA), Southampton Solent University, since May, 2006. In his present role, he is the Simulation Section lead for Research Projects and Consultancy Developments. He is presently working for the execution of the Solent university work packages Innovate unmanned ship Project ‘MAXCMAS’ and the EU funded ‘Sea Traffic Management.’ He has also been acting as Project Co-ordinator with Professor John Chudley in the EU funded ‘MariEMS’ (Maritime Energy Management Training Strategic Partnership) project. Previously, he had been the course managers for various bridge simulator courses in WMA.

Capt. Bhuiyan has been invited as a speaker for numerous international conferences, and his articles on ECDIS, e-Navigation, Autonomous Ships and Simulation Training have been published in a number of international journals and publications. He has been invited to join the UK delegation to the IMO different sub-committee sessions as a member of several Drafting and Working groups and sits on a number of industry working groups such as UK Marine Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group. Being a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and Royal Institute of Navigation, he has established good networks in the wider maritime community.