"I always have a positive experience while at College, there is a great atmosphere and the teachers and staff have helped me on different occasions. I quite enjoy coming in, I always feel welcome and motivated to work harder so I can continue to improve and build a foundation to continue with my studies.
Through the College, I have come across various programmes for young people to which I wouldn’t have had knowledge of otherwise. For example, I have taken part in The Heartstone Odyssey Programme and recently performed at a College event around this theme, where we talked about the importance of tolerance and inclusion and aimed to raise awareness of prejudice and racism issues. This experience taught me a lot about myself and helped me grow my confidence as I successfully presented my piece in front of a large audience. Also, I participate in activities organised by the Red Cross Refugee Support for young people where I have the opportunity to meet new people and grow my talents and interests like playing the guitar.
I am a big example of what people can achieve at West London College and of the support and opportunities available to students. Being part of the College has helped me find my way around and learn about the different aspects of the British society and culture which helps to adjust to life in the UK easier.
I think the College is a platform to continue building a strong foundation to meet my education and professional goals."
Mohammad is originally from Syria and moved to the UK in 2016, he has recently completed the ESOL Pre-Entry course at Hammersmith & Fulham College and is progressing to the next level. Once completed Mohammad wants to go to university and pursue a career in Business.