Students Staff

07 July 2016

Graduating 2016: Zakia Sullman

Zakia Sullman, who is graduating with a BSc Oral Health Science, has been awarded the British Association of Dental Therapists prize in recognition of the high standard of both her clinical and academic work.

Zakia Sullman

Zakia Sullman

Zakia, who continued to work in a local dental practice throughout her studies, chose Essex because of the flexibility of work-based learning. She said the clinical element of her degree, which she was able to complete at her practice, was “an incredibly valuable experience since as a trainee therapist I was able to perform complex clinical procedures within a familiar setting amongst patients who were familiar with me and most importantly trusted me.”

She added: “The most valuable thing that I have learned at Essex is to never give up your dreams. I dreamed of becoming a dental therapist for nearly two decades and it was Essex which helped me achieve this.”

The doors to Graduation 2016 open on 12 July. 4,691 students will graduate, bringing the number of Essex graduates, since 1964, to more than 93,000.

Each and every one of our 2016 graduates has had a life-changing experience. They have risen to the challenge of developing a research mindset, they have been involved in clubs, societies and volunteering, and they have grasped opportunities.

We can’t tell all their stories but our Graduating 2016 student profiles shine a light on the individual experiences that make the Essex family inclusive, international and inspiring.

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