Abigail Adeyemi: BTEC Health and Social Care student on university life, extra-curricular activities and being a Gospel Artist 

Abigail Adeyemi studied BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care at Christ the King Sixth Form College. She spoke to our Alumni team about how her time at college helped her to gain a place at university and her plans of becoming a Medical Records Technician, and a successful gospel artist.

After graduating from CTK, Abigail was offered a place studying (BA) Health Studies at De Montfort University in Leicester.

“The highlight of university so far for me was having the opportunity to travel with over one thousand students on a five day trip to New York to examine the prevalence of poverty,” she said. “Expenses were paid by the university and it was an amazing experience.”

Abigail has also been taking full advantage of the extra-curricular activities on offer at university:

“I work three jobs at university,” she said. “I’m a student ambassador, a graduate destination caller and an evening studio monitor. As well as this, I am a student rep and I take part in volunteering opportunities. All these things keep me busy.”

Abigail also spoke to our Alumni team about how her time at CTK has helped her adapt to university life:

“Doing the BTEC course at CTK has been very useful to help me with essay writing and academic writing skills,” she said. “It also gave me an idea of how the workload at university would be and how I can manage my time as I was a student Head of Hall as well as completing my BTEC course and extracurricular activities like the Gospel choir.

“University is such a useful experience,” said Abigail. “You really learn so much about yourself as you live independently. My advice is to keep busy at university, don’t waste a day, get a job, volunteer, save your money, take advantage of the resources and write a great CV and personal statement for when you apply for jobs.”

Abigail would like to be a Medical Records Technician once she has finished university, “I have also applied for the NHS graduate scheme as I desire to be in a management role in the NHS e.g. a hospital or care home manager,” she said.

“In five years’ time, I see myself working as a manger in the NHS as well as being a CEO of my own company. I would also like to see myself being a Gospel Artist, which I already am, but on a larger scale, and I hope to be happily married too.”