OCTOBER 2008: Talah Omran (2008 Neuroscience & Psychology) KUSU President 2008-2009

Talah Omran 1. How did you get to where you are now?
Three years of hard work and determination, meeting lots of people along the way.

2. What has been your biggest achievement so far?
Winning the elections and being elected as KUSU president.

3. And your biggest mistake?
Walking into a maths lecture in my first week, sitting right in the middle and not being able to get out for an entire hour whilst the lecturer was discussing algebra!

4. What are your ambitions now?
To rule the world!-joke, Hopefully do some further studying moving onto higher qualifications and trying to get to my all time dream of working for Médecins Sans Frontières

5. What advice would you give to someone wanting to work in a similar field?
Never lose sight of what you want to achieve and make sure that you have good group of friends that support you.

6. What made you choose Keele University?
Firstly it was the dual honours degree course but the minute I stepped foot into the “Bubble” I knew this is where I belonged and I have never looked back since.

7. How has Keele influenced your life?
Keele will forever be a home away from home for me and through the three years has really allowed me to mature as a person. Being elected KUSU president has made me realise more and more how integral the students are to Keele and that they create the atmosphere that we all fell in love with. All the experiences I’ve had will remain with me forever and have equipped me with the tools I will need for the outside world. All of this aside, the most important influence Keele has had has to be the people I have met. The friends I have made will remain friends forever.
8. What is your favourite memory of Keele?
Eating a Sunday lunch with my entire corridor in the first week where everything was overcooked because no-one could really cook. It’s a memory that will never leave me as I have never laughed so much with people I hardly knew but somehow felt like family.

9. And your worst?
Thinking I had only got 13% on an assignment and wanting to drop out because I had put so much effort into it when in reality I had got 83% and the lecturer hadn’t finished marking it.