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Sidrah Khaliq

Project Officer and Community College Teacher

Sidrah Khaliq

Project Officer and Community College Teacher

Having read Law at the University of Brighton, I began my career working within the Private Education sector for companies that specialised in delivering English language courses for international students. I came to EMBS in April 2013 after deciding I wanted to shift my focus to the not for profit sector, and work with an organisation that I felt made a real impact to the local community and the lives of the people that came through its doors.

During my time at EMBS I have had the opportunity to work across the organisation in a variety of different roles, which has allowed me to get a real sense of how the college operates from different perspectives. Presently I work as a Project Officer and Tutor in IT, English and Art.

EMBS is a wonderfully diverse organisation, and is a place where colleagues feel like family and the organisation feels like a real cornerstone in the local community; I am very happy that I made the move!

Testimonials

«...I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family.... »

«I arrived in this country four months ago, without any confidence in my English and really scared to be an independent person at sixteen. I didn't know what my next steps were since the education in my country is really different. One day, my aunt bought me to EMBS. At the beginning I was really insecure as I didn't even know how to use the bus and get there, it made me feel like a child surrounded by grown up people that didn’t understand me at all. Ever since I started to study here, everything negative that I used to feel has changed completely. I’ve got to meet amazing people like Jo and Jane, who took care of me and were concerned about my future. I’ve also got to make amazing friends like Aisha and Abner that always make me laugh and feel positive about life. Of course, this is not the only thing that the EMBS has given me: they also are deeply involved in my education and they help me in any way possible to achieve my purpose, which is go to university and study human rights. If I am being honest, I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family. »

~Daniella

«...I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and often felt very awkward to start conversations with people around me, I never spoke unless I was spoken to but after a few months of being here I gained confidence and was able to communicate with other people comfortably, made good friends and feel like I knew myself. I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.»

~Aakifah

«...The staff are really nice and friendly.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and not confident, I used to be very afraid to speak English outside of college. But after several months, EMBS helped me to gain more confidence and especially improve my spoken and written English. The staff are really nice and friendly.»

~Daniel