"I left Russia when I was 16, in the middle of a course. I wasn’t enjoying my studies and I wasn’t motivated. I wanted to go to university but needed the qualifications to enable me to do so. My parents researched Northampton College and I decided to make the move.
"I didn’t speak English so I needed to study maths and English as well as my chosen business course. I worked hard and began to love learning again. The atmosphere was so different compared to learning in Russia. I enjoyed being able to share my views and opinions, I loved the freedom and responsibility.
"I was supported to make new friends and I achieved my goals gaining a triple distinction star in my business exams. I’m now studying management with marketing at Royal Holloway University of London."