My name is Afia Khanum, I am a 3rd year student at the University of Westminster and I am studying BA (Hons) Graphic Design Communication. I’m from Birmingham but have come to London to pursue education at one of the leading universities for design.
I have a strong passion for Art and Design and I am interested in all things creative: activities such as drawing, painting, photography and film.
During my college years, I volunteered to help my secondary school Art teacher for 2 years; during my experience I helped young students in learning how to draw with different techniques and teaching them how to use Adobe Photoshop, creating a team with a small group of students and helping them work together for their presentation to show what they learned using Photoshop. It was a remarkable experience to see how they progressed and learned new things.
While studying in London, I have been trying to decide which career path to take and from my experience in Secondary school, I have realized that I want to be a teacher. My desire is to teach Art and Design for a secondary school, sixth form or college.
My journey with Actingworks
I came across Actingworks quite recently. I have met some amazing children with so much passion for Bebie’s lessons. When I see them on every Thursday it helps motivate me in my mission to become a teacher. I enjoy working here and helping out; it gives me such joy and desire to be working for Actingworks. From working here it will give me a great experience for my future in teaching.