Science, 2010 – 2012
My name is Aisha Pervaiz, I was an international full time student of Level 3 Applied Science for which I achieved a triple distinction. John Ruskin College’s journey was just like a blink of an eye for me, I experienced a number of things and got involved into various activities within College. As a student I had an excellent attendance and punctuality each at 100%. As a class member I was a respected member of the group, since I was voted as the class and departmental representatives on the student council. After the elections for the student council, I was chosen as the Leader of the Student Ambassadors of the College. This enabled me to meet various people coming from different backgrounds, helped organise events and give presentations.Being an active part of the Student Partnership Council encouraged me to develop communication and presentation skills, work in a team of various people, raise the learner voice, get involved into different activities and decision making in College.
In addition to this, the College offered me a wonderful opportunity at the very beginning of my academic year. It was a Mission discovery Summer School programme organised by International Space School Educational Trust and was held at Imperial College London. This 5 day course enabled me to work with some highly qualified astronauts and NASA leaders and also to join teams of young people from across England and Scotland to come up with an idea to be carried out in space. The team I worked with came up with an idea which was based on the structure and function of eukaryotic cells. The best idea was selected and built, launched from Kazakhstan and taken to the International Space Station. Even though my team’s overall idea didn’t win we were still awarded a certificate that said ‘Mission accomplished’. This was an incredible and a very unique experience for me, a once in a life time opportunity, which enhanced my confidence and presentation skills as well as developing my knowledge about life in space.
Furthermore, I believe it is my duty to contribute to the social welfare of the environment I live in, therefore I did voluntary work at St George’s Hospital for 3 months to obtain work experience and also to add a positive factor in my UCAS application. This allowed me to observe the doctors, communicate with patients and serve them refreshments with the aim of reassuring them and making them feel as comfortable as possible.
After completing the course successfully I achieved D*DD, I now attend the University of Westminster studying for a Biomedical Science Degree, which would lead me to work in the pharmaceutics or petrochemical industries within a large company such as GlaxoSmithKline or Shell. This would enable me to accomplish my goals in life.