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About Belle Vue Girls' Academy

Alisha Mahmood


Alisha Mahmood Alumn for Year 12

Year I left BVGA 2014
 Current Role
Bridge Engineer
I currently work for an international consultancy firm called Jacobs in Leeds. Here, I am working towards my Chartered status to become a senior Engineer; my aim is to gain some experience abroad which will broaden my engineering practice.
Achievements and accomplishments
  • Student ambassador
    Assistant Programme Leader at Camp Menzies (California)
  • President of the Rotary club in school
  • President of School
  • Gambia trip and fundraising
  • Head teacher award
  • Faculty of Engineering Deans List- Awarded to the top 5% of students from the first and second years of the Faculty of Engineering.
  • STEM ambassador
  • Armstrong Award 2019- demonstrating the best all-round performance, taking into account both academic achievement and contribution to the general activities of the University.
  • Regional Education Team Liaisons Officer in the Yorkshire and Humber region for the Institute of Civil Engineer GAST committee
  • Art business online
  • Studied at the University of Leeds Civil and Structural Engineering (Masters) where I achieved a First Class Honours.
  • During my third year, I got the opportunity to study at the National University of Singapore for one year. At the time of applying, this was ranked third best in the world for Engineering.

Personally my greatest accomplishment upon leaving school has been my travelling experience. I have been fortunate enough to travel to some of the greatest wonders of the world and experience the cultures there; I have done lots from swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines to hiking Machu Picchu in Peru, and even skydiving in New Zealand and bungee jumping in South Africa.

My advice to BVGA students

My advice is to make the most of your journey in education and to grasp every opportunity that comes your way. Try to challenge yourself and do not worry about stereotypes or any barriers because those are there for you to break down. You do not know what you are capable of until you try.