Furkan Khan is a Health and Social Care student with a passion for helping others. Here, he tells us more about his experiences and how Leeds City College is helping him reach his goals.
How did you develop an interest in Health and Social Care?
“Both my parents are disabled and I grew up looking after them alongside my twin brother. During our childhood, we had nurses and doctors in and out of our home so I became influenced by their support. I wanted to be someone who made a difference and changed lives for the better. I found out about the courses on offer at Leeds City College and went to an open day to find out more. The tutors gave me an overview on what the Health and Social Care course would cover and I ended up applying on the day and haven’t looked back since.”
How has your experience at college been so far?
“Being a student at Leeds City College has been such a refreshing experience. At school, my brother and I were bullied and to now be surrounded by supportive and understanding friends and tutors is great. My tutor Vicky is fantastic and has always encouraged me, which boosted my confidence and made me realise my potential. I was given the opportunity to re-sit my GCSE English and as a result, I am now studying the Extended Diploma.
“I’ve been learning so much on my course which I have been able to put into practice through work placements in my local care homes in Bradford. I particularly enjoy the science modules and learning about physiology and dementia.
What’s next for you?
“In September, I will be heading to the University of Bradford to study Adult Nursing and my ultimate goal is to work in a hospital and look after others.”