Kauser Hussain

Course studied: GTA scheme

Graduated: 2016

My role has been about providing support for students and putting things into perspective for them – bridging the gap between their academic studies and the rest of their student experience.

Kauser Hussain, 25 from Leicester, started to study A-levels in Business, Accounts, Maths and English with a view to pursuing a career in the professional sector. She changed her mind midway through the course and switched to a BTEC in Travel & Tourism whilst still studying English.

Kauser Hussain, 25 from Leicester, started to study A-levels in Business, Accounts, Maths and English with a view to pursuing a career in the professional sector. She changed her mind midway through the course and switched to a BTEC in Travel & Tourism whilst still studying English.

She said: “I had no idea really what I wanted to do. I started to apply to university and randomly I had chosen to study Midwifery. I was unsure about student loans and went through the clearing process – ending up studying for an English Literature degree at the University of Wolverhampton.

“And that’s when I discovered my passion for English. The course was an incredible blend of traditional subjects with new media and I was empowered by my studies. This led me to thinking that I, too, could inspire students which was why I was interested in the GTA scheme.

“My role has been about providing support for students and putting things into perspective for them – bridging the gap between their academic studies and the rest of their student experience. There are lots of support systems available to students but we have been pivotal in helping them to help themselves in a lot of ways."

Kauser is now determined to pursue higher level studies and wants to complete a Master's in English and then go on to study for a PhD whilst at the same time adding to her experience through voluntary work.