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About Belle Vue Girls' Academy

Aarzu Waheed


Aarzu Waheed
Alumn for Year 7

Year I left BVGA 2019
 Current Role

Student Success Champion

Booker Squad Champion

English Literature student at University of Leeds

Achievements and accomplishments

Took part in leading the development of a historical film for the ‘Above the Noise’ exhibition,  2018-2019.

A-levels in Sociology/History/English Literature (A*, A, B respectively)

First generation student to go to university, chosen to be part of Leeds’ prestigious Leeds Excellence in the Arts Programme and now working as a Student Success Champion (English Literature at University of Leeds) Booker Squad with National Literacy Trust (2020-2021): trained in project management, leadership and session planning, leading to facilitating literacy sessions with children in Bradford schools.

Enlisted for opportunities with Penguin Random House Publishing.

Working towards completing a Copyediting and Proofreading diploma and setting up my own business, whilst tutoring English.

My advice to BVGA students

It’s okay for things not to work out the way you always want them to. It can be easy mapping out your future after GCSEs and A-levels, but life can take you in a completely different direction, and in most cases, it’s usually a good direction. However, sometimes failure is necessary! There are a lot of mistakes to be made between now and adulthood – it really is not the end of the world (even though it feels like it) and learning your lessons from them is an invaluable part of life (been there, done that!). What matters is that you continue to try and strive to be the best version of yourself. No one should expect perfection, just try your best, commit and be happy with whatever path you choose!