Head Girl thrives at Cardiff University

Posted: 6th May 2022

Skills for university success

Safia Al Sayed, a Westbourne alumna and previous Head Girl, has used the skills and confidence developed during her time at school to go on to great things at Cardiff University, part of the Russell Group of universities.

While studying Law and Politics, in her first year Safia joined a range of societies to make friends, give something back and put her skillset to good use. She is now a member of six societies including the Law Society and Cardiff Student Action for Refugees.

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Safia at Westbourne School (2nd from R)

Confidence and leadership

During her first year, Safia saw there were elections for the Law Society Committee, which was looking for a First Year Representative and after campaigning, Safia was successfully elected to the role. She has also put herself forward for another position on the Committee as Careers Liaison and is delighted to have accepted the new position.

Safia’s confidence and skills in speaking and presenting have also helped her in her role as a university student ambassador, where she provides campus tours, presentations and first-hand advice and experience to prospective students and their parents.

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Safia volunteering

Determination and motivation

While studying hard, Safia has also pledged to run the Cardiff Half Marathon and will begin her training for the October event soon. Safia has chosen to fundraise for the Food For Life Global local branch in Cardiff, a cause which is close to her heart and which she has been supporting as a volunteer since the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. Safia was heavily involved in fundraising and volunteering during her time as an IB Diploma student at Westbourne.

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Safia supporting charity, Food for Life

One-to-one support

Safia is thriving in her new university adventure after developing the skills, confidence and knowledge at Westbourne to support her to continue to excel. Our dedicated teaching staff are on hand to support IB Sixth Form students when deciding which path to take post-18, providing advice, help and support each individual student needs to define and to achieve their ambitions.

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