Alumni Profiles: Anxhelona

Alumni Profiles: Anxhelona

Anxhelona Anxhelona left Eltham Hill Post 16 in the Summer of 2016 to go onto university. She joined Eltham Hill in Year 7 and went all the way through the school, selecting the IB Diploma Programme as her pathway at Post 16. At the 2016 Celebration of Achievement, Anxhelona was a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Post 16 Award. She has written to us with her experiences of her first term at university:

I am currently studying Modern Languages (German and Russian) at UCL. My first term at University was great, there were so many Freshers Fairs to go to. At the fairs you could get valuable information about the university, join clubs and try out free food (which is of course very important!). I have joined a couple of clubs, the German one, of course allows you to speak with other German speaking people in your free time, and Fencing! Last term, I took a course that had so much to do with TOK (Theory of Knowledge, a philosophy-like module that is done as part of the IB). Being an IB student meant that I was able to answer the weird and wonderful questions! Not just that, but writing essays is the norm for my course and doing the IB prepared me well for this! Being an Eltham Hill student helped me become confident over the years, and I have realised that confidence is really important at university, you need to be certain with yourself if you want your voice to be heard!