Published: 30 October 2015 at 15:27
Anglia Ruskin graduate scoops Student Leader of the Year prize at ceremony
A Broomfield Hospital nurse who recently graduated from Anglia Ruskin has won a regional award for her leadership skills.
Aisha Gaido, 31, won the Student Leader of the Year category at the recent Quality in Education and Training Awards, organised by Health Education East of England (HEEoE). The awards recognise innovation, excellence, leadership and impressive achievements across the region.
Aisha, who graduated with a BSc (Hons) Nursing degree earlier this month, spent September volunteering in Tanzania, both in a local hospital and a rural Maasai clinic. Her main objective was looking into issues associated with female genital mutilation.
Aisha said: “My vision is always to enhance humanity where and how I can. At Anglia Ruskin this saw me take up a number of various roles to achieve this, to not only empower service users but my fellow students too.
It is not the first time Aisha’s achievements have been recognised. In the 2014 Scholarships Awards, a national competition run by the Cavell Nurses Trust, she won a £2,000 scholarship which she used to further her studies in Ghana.
Professor Ruth Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, said: “Aisha was an exceptional student throughout her time at Anglia Ruskin and her success in this prestigious award is well deserved.