Gateway to Vocational Learning Student of the Year, Lubna Shamoud, said winning this award was very unexpected.
She explained: “When things like this happen, you just don't know how to describe them because they are special, but I can say that I felt very fulfilled and satisfied with myself”
Lubna chose to study at South Essex College because she felt it offered her the course that most suited her.
She said: “The college makes all students feel welcome and looks after them both mentally and physically. I really like my teachers, who have been very understanding about my language situation, they have supported me so much and I would like to send all of them a thank you from my heart.”
Lubna’s tutor said: “ Lubna is a dedicated learner who always attempts work given to her with as much energy as possible. Lubna works very hard, is always attentive and focused, and produces high quality work because of it.”
Lubna added that 2022 has been full of success both from a personal, educational, and work point of view .
She said: “It was full of challenges as I am living in a country with a new language, people, culture, and climate. But all this was worth it, and one of the results that proves it is precisely this award.
“I would recommend the college because it opens many doors to you, and a support that accompanies you.”
Lubna plans to start a Level 2 Health and Social Care course and also work in health or sales services.
She said: “My ambitions for the future are many, but the concept lies in doing good for people so I would like to create a charity and become a positive influence to people .”