Tasnim Alam is one of our Level 3 Science students. He has always been intrigued by science and feels that he learns something new about it every day that he steps foot inside the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL). But the advantages of studying at CONEL extend way beyong the science knowledge and skills that he has gained: Tasnim really enjoys his daily commute to the college and realises just how much he is maturing as a student and as a person.
"more responsibility than when I was at school"
“For me, I have to get myself up and out in the morning, so there’s more responsibility than when I was at school where you rely on your parents to wake you up. This prepares you for life, waking up on your own, getting things done by yourself, it makes you more responsible.”
“College has helped me think about planning, what time to wake up, what time I have to leave to be at work or college on time – I’ve already put that into practice with a part time job I have outside of college.”
“The best thing about my course is learning things I didn’t know before. Also, the College has always told the students that if we need advice they are always on hand, especially when it comes to what we want to do in the future. They have always been there to help. I know that if I have a problem or issue can I approach one of my lecturers, even in the middle of the lesson, they will always find time to answer a question.”
Tasnim’s advice to other students is to try and keep your passion for education. Tasnim speaks from the heart as he had a period in life when he lost sight of that passion for a short while. However, he pulled through and is now brimming with enthusiasm about his learning and his own future.
Inspired? If you are passionate about understanding how the world works or making new discoveries, then a career in science might be right for you. Scientists work in a range of industries and sectors, including technology, transport, medicine and the environment. If this sounds good to you, why not follow in Tasnim's footsteps on a Science course at CONEL? Find out more here: https://www.conel.ac.uk/courses/science.html