"I have enjoyed absolutely everything about the Business course, but if I had to pick one thing it would definitely be the Law aspect of my studies."

Aisha currently studies Blackburn College’s Business with Law Level 3 Extended Diploma and has completed a one-week-long work placement at local Blackburn-based charity International Learning Movement (ILM UK).

Aisha said: “I chose to study at Blackburn College because when I came to one of the Open Events I met the tutors and they were friendly and guided me towards a course that suited my interests. The locality of the campus to my home was also very convenient.

“I have enjoyed absolutely everything about the Business course, but if I had to pick one thing it would definitely be the Law aspect of my studies.

“The College has helped prepare me for the future by supporting me in to work experience opportunities like my placement at International Learning Movement – the abundance of placements available are a big selling point for students studying Business at Blackburn College.

“My experience at ILM UK has also prepared me well by giving me a clear idea of what a working environment is like, as well as helping me through the programme and giving me feedback.”

She added: “The tutors at Blackburn College have encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and to take part in extracurricular activities.

“Upon leaving the College, my aspiration is to go to University to study a Law degree.”