Birmingham Students Graduate with First Class Honours


Asli Ahmedi, Ethan Gregory Lewis, Lucy Jenkins and Tisa Klicek are among around 3,000 graduands graduated in the historic Worcester Cathedral last week.

Asli, 22, earned her First Class Honours in Physiotherapy.

“I am very happy and proud to have received First Class Honours,” she said. “I am grateful for the fantastic support I had from my family, friends and lecturers.”

Asli is now working for one of Birmingham’s national health trusts as a physio.

“I plan to utilise my degree to fulfil my passion of helping improve people’s quality of life through physiotherapy interventions and treatments,” said the former Heartlands Academy Sixth form student. “In the future, I aspire to be a Physiotherapist who provides care in developing nations.”

Ethan, from Oldbury, studied Accounting and Finance at Worcester.

“I am extremely happy with achieving a First Class Honours as it was the goal I set myself when coming to Worcester University,” said the 22-year-old former Dudley Sixth Form student. “At times throughout my study I wasn’t sure that I would be able to achieve it, but through hard work and perseverance I managed to achieve my goal.”

“My goal is to become a chartered accountant,” Ethan added. “I am currently searching for a graduate training scheme or apprenticeship where I can gain experience in accounting/finance and work towards my long-term goals.”

Lucy, 21, from Sutton Coldfield, achieved a First in her studies on the Primary Initial Teacher Education degree.

“I was ecstatic, overwhelmed with happiness knowing every tear, late night and sacrifice had paid off,” she said.

“My long-term aspirations are to pass my two early-career teaching years and become the most passionate teacher, with all the amazing skills and lessons Worcester has taught me,” added the former Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls student.

Tisa, originally from Croatia, but now living in Birmingham, earned her First on a four-year Integrated Masters programme in Touring Theatre.

“To be able to say that I have finished a course that I love and am passionate about with a First Class Honours is a proud moment,” she said. “I felt that all the hard work, long rehearsal days, studying and practicing paid off. I am very thankful to all my colleagues, mentors, lecturers and family who helped me throughout this four-year journey.”

And Tisa is determined that her love of theatre can be her profession as well as her passion.

“I have decided to stay in the UK and have moved to Birmingham as I feel it is my next step to evolve as an artist,” said the 23-year-old. “My plans are to keep creating shows and sharing them with audiences. I would like to take my Independent Touring Project - a show called Pocket-sized Revolution - on a tour and see where it takes me.”

“Currently I am developing and devising my show as well as attending training at the Swan Theatre Worcester with their WR1 Platform with the aim to gain new skills as a theatre maker,” Tisa added.