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Alumni Success Story - Ahmed Kerwan
Posted on: 05/09/2017
Ahmed Kerwan is an alumnus of Whitefield School. From sitting on Student Council throughout his GCSEs, to being elected Head Boy whilst in sixth form, Ahmed always took a keen interest in being an active member of the Whitefield community. Ahmed was also chosen to represent the school on Barnet Council’s Youth Board, where he was involved in the decision making process of the local government through engaging in consultations with authority services and organisations. After completing his A-Levels, Ahmed won a place at King’s College London to study Medicine. During his first year of medical school, Ahmed was nominated by his university to attend Brazil, where he researched concepts in public health including disease prevention, health promotion, and vulnerability reduction. This experience allowed Ahmed to recognise the instrumental role of Higher Education in societal progression, and inspired him to start the Whitefield Access Project - an initiative where Ahmed comes back to the school every year to host workshops on how to create a competitive application to study at a Russell Group university. Ahmed’s interests in health, leadership, and entrepreneurship have led him to visit the USA and China to further explore these areas. Ahmed was awarded the highest honour by his University’s Students’ Union - the Honorary Life Membership - for “demonstrating truly extraordinary dedication, passion, and innovation to drastically improve the college community”. This October, Ahmed will be taking a year out of medical school to follow a Master’s degree at the University of Oxford. Here, he will study medical anthropology, in a hope to gain a more holistic understanding of healthcare. Commenting on his experiences at Whitefield, Ahmed said: “I am forever indebted to Whitefield for all the friendships and opportunities that it gave me. To this day, I keep in regular contact with the teachers and students, and it reminds me how lucky I was to be part of such an incredibly supportive community".