Gertrude Asumadu- International Foundation Year


I am Gertrude Asumadu, a second year Economics Student in the Business School. I officially became a student of the university in September 2012 when I enrolled on the International Foundation Year Programme. Throughout this course, I was being moulded into getting used to the university system of learning, socialising and more importantly getting the required grades to progress onto my degree programme.

During the Foundation Year Programme, I was one of the Course Reps for the Business Students and my role is to link staff to students, through feedback from meetings with teaching staff and the International Foundation Coordinators. Aside this, I was an active member of the Ghana Society in the Union where I spoke to people, made new friends and had fun outside my class hours.

After successfully progressing onto my degree course, I then took the opportunity to engage in more activities as part of my studies which include Secretary of Ghana Society, Green Impact Project Assistant, Social Assistant for International Foundation Year Students, Peer Assistant Support Scheme (PASS) Leader in the Business School, attaining an Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship, Maths Ambassador for Skills @ Library Maths Support Team among other activities in my local church as a Home Cells Coordinator. All these positions and the responsibilities that come with it have shaped me and equipped me with relevant skills such as Effective Communication, Leadership abilities, Time Management, Flexibility, Team working, Research Skills among others which will be of great help in my future career as well as personal development.

Although there is much to say more than this, I would like to end on the note that Leeds University is not only a great place to study but also to develop and prepare for your career and the world at large. The University has lots of activities, seminars, workshops and a whole lot which students are expected to participate actively in order to reap the intended benefits. It is up to YOU to make use of these as this could be the only opportunity you will have to do so. Enjoy your time at Leeds. Thank You!


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