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Amna Bibbi

Amna is very pleased with her decision to come to Teesside University.

Amna Bibbi

BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition

'If you work hard enough and invest your time in your choice of subject, it will be worth the time, effort and money.'

Why Teesside University?

I’m from Pakistan and have been living in Teesside since 2015. I was interested in food and nutrition and Teesside University was offering this course. By the time I enquired, I thought the admissions process would be closed, but I came along to the University’s Clearing fair and secured a place on the course. The whole process was quite quick and easy.

What do you think about your experience at Teesside University?

My feelings at the start of my course were probably similar to what most students experience – mixed feelings of excitement, being scared and confused. But the tutors are very friendly and approachable and I've learnt a lot during my time here. Overall, I‘m very happy with my decision to come here.

What extra-curricular activities are you involved in?

I've been involved in a range of volunteering activities related to my course. I’ve also volunteered with charities including helping with Christmas decorations. I've taken part in sports, including the climbing wall, and this year, I'm also training to be involved in two initiatives – the Student Food Co-op and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS).

The Food Co-op is a food initiative where you own and manage your own social enterprise and get a chance to make a real impact on the health and wellbeing of the University. And my training for the PASS leader role includes how to mentor and guide students to support their learning through study sessions.

What would you say to someone considering studying here?

My advice would be that it's a big step, considering the commitment and hard work that comes with university life. But from my experience, Teesside University has excellent mentoring and support networks, along with lots of available resources. If you work hard enough and invest your time in your choice of subject, it will be worth the time, effort and money.