Hi, I’m Ahmed, a first year medic from Cardiff and Iraq.

As Access Officer, my job is all about making Sidney a more inclusive place for both prospective applicants and current students by supporting people from underrepresented backgrounds. I work closely with the Admissions Department to run outreach events to our link areas, open days and the Shadowing Scheme where applicants from state schools without a tradition of top university entry come to Cambridge for three days, all so that applicants can get an insight into life at Sidney and the whole application process.

It’s also my role to support and encourage other students to get involved with Access work, either through the Access Committee that organises events, producing resources or volunteering for any of the initiatives we run.

I hope to organise an offer holders’ open day, mentorship scheme and mock interview videos for the College YouTube channel.

Email: access@sscsu.org.uk