College helps Kabita start new life in UK

27th May 2020

A student from Nepal is successfully carving out a new life for herself in the UK with the help of her tutors at Stratford-upon-Avon College.

Kabita Rai, from Henley-in-Arden, moved to the UK with her parents in 2018, just five months before enrolling on a Business course at the College. Having left behind everything she was familiar with, she has adapted with astonishing speed to her new life.

Moving to the UK without British qualifications meant that Kabita had to study for her English and Maths GCSEs at the College as well as her full-time Business course.

Commenting on the intensity of her study programme, she explained “It’s quite challenging to study all three subjects at the same time and I felt quite nervous for my first few months at college due to the work load. But the support I’ve received from tutors has helped a lot and made me determined to do well.”

Kabita, who aims to progress to university and then ultimately work as an accountant, had to quickly adapt to a different culture while also continuing with her education. She explained “The style of teaching is totally different in Nepal, and the opportunities available to students at college are different too.”

But Kabita rose to the challenge. Tom Collins, Business lecturer at Stratford-upon-Avon College, is tremendously impressed with her commitment to her studies. “Kabita has excelled throughout her time at college. She has 100% attendance and punctuality in all her classes and is on track to achieve an outstanding grade when she finishes her Business course next year.”

While flourishing in her studies, Kabita has developed many skills along the way. The work experience she has completed, arranged and overseen by the College, helped her to feel that she truly belongs in the UK. “I’ve learnt how businesses operate in UK, how to behave professionally, and how to build relationships with new people.”

We wish Kabita every success in her new life.

Business student Kabita Rai
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