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Maleeha Nadeem

  • Learning Support Assistant at Hopwood Hall College
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, ESOL Level 1 & 2 and Beauty Therapy Level 1 & 2

Maleeha was new to the country when she first saw an advert for an Open Day at Hopwood Hall. She enrolled on an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Hair & Beauty course and her story of success took off from there.

During her studies she ran a very popular speaking and listening club for ESOL learners. Whilst running the club she met people from different backgrounds and cultures and experienced different real-life stories from her peers - something Maleeha thought was a great example of equality and diversity in practice at Hopwood Hall College.

Maleeha’s excellent level of progress saw her work up to a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training and she is now a college LSA, just four years after enrolling on her ESOL course.

“I learnt so many new things while studying and volunteering in the College, especially when you are new in the country and don’t know anything about the culture of that country. All my tutors helped and supported me throughout my learning journey and gave me a lot more confidence.

“I strongly believe if you are determined and have support, no one can stop you from achieving what you deserve. My support system throughout my learning journey was my husband - I achieved all these qualifications while raising three boys with his support. Always give your best and don’t let anything to make you worried.”