Former Student Profile – Nidaa Bashir, Class of 2015

Guild Y8

We look forward to welcoming back Nidaa on Tuesday 5 November 2019 for the Year 8 Inspire and Career Talk

What years did you attend WHS? 2009-2015

What did you get up to at WHS in terms of study and extracurricular activities?

I studied Mathematics, Business Studies, Psychology and Sociology. I had a passion for Mathematics, and I remember rushing home every year during the World Maths Day challenges and playing all evening so I could get a gold certificate. I also entered the Maths challenge and every year. I was always interested in positions of responsibility and became a Sixth Form Student Ambassador, a Sports Leader and a Charity Representative for four consecutive years.

Do you have any fond memories you’d like to share?

I really enjoyed my time at WHS and I have so many memories but the most special ones to me are the friends I made over the years. I remember being so close to my best friend Ariana, who continues to play a massive role in my life today, Mrs Green would even call us the ‘troublesome twins’ that can never be separated. I also remember dressing up as an Oompa Loompa for the school dress up competition, my most embarrassing memory to record but I did end up coming second place. I also remember singing Justin Bieber with Ariana for our Year 8 Music assessment and being graded a Level 7 for our effort.

What did you do after school?

I continued onto further education and I am currently reading Law LLB. I am so happy with my decision to study this course as although it is full of challenges, the skills that I will take away will be invaluable and I believe it has enabled me to help so many others.

If you went to uni where did you go and why did you choose it?

I am currently at Aston University. I chose Birmingham because it is a vibrant city with so many transport links making it easier for me to travel home whenever I want to and I chose Aston University because of the amount of support available to me throughout my time here.

What are you up to now?

I am currently in the process of completing my degree whilst also taking on various legal placements and student internships to widen my knowledge and gain an insight into my future career whilst also using my current knowledge to volunteer and provide service to those client who cannot afford the regular fee because everyone should have access to justice.

What do you know now that you didn’t in Year 13 that you’d like to share with current students?

To take full advantage of the extra-curricular activities and positions of responsibility because it helps build skills from an early stage. I would also say that it is always important to be the truest version of yourself and always be genuine and kind in everything you do because genuine people are never forgotten.

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