Olga has progressed to the Level 3 Diploma in Accounting and has found New City College a great place to study. She said one of the best things about her experience is that she has met so many new and amazing people who she has really bonded with.


Tell us about your education journey – what and where did you study before coming to NCC?

I was born and educated in Estonia, and as soon as I came to the UK I started learning English from scratch at Harrow College. I moved colleges and continued to study English at New City College up to Level 2, before taking the AAT course in Accounting.


What are your plans for next steps?

 I am continuing my studies in Accounting and have progressed to the Level 3 Advanced AAT Diploma in Accounting.


What’s your ambition in life?

At the moment, I plan to complete the AAT qualification and start working in the Accounting sector.


What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned on your course?

I couldn’t pick out one part of the course because in general I have loved the whole of this course. Accountancy is like learning a new language – I found it interesting and challenging at the same time and found all the topics we studied to be enjoyable.


How did New City College help you achieve?

My teacher Peter Kimani was always there to help and answer any questions – and I did have a lot of them at the start!


What values are most important to you?

Kindness and courage.


What is the biggest change you wish to see in the world?

That everyone, no matter of status or economic background, gets equal opportunities in careers and education.


What is the best advice you have ever received?

Treat others as you want to be treated yourself.


If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 15-year-old self?

I don’t think I would know what to tell my 15-year-old self any more. That was a long time ago…


What makes you feel positive?

The thought of new possibilities ahead of me.


Who is your role model?

Yevstifeyeva Anna Mihaylobvna, a nurse, midwife, field surgeon and my grandmother


Who is your favourite teacher and why?

Most of my teachers were amazing and really helpful, knowledgeable and understanding, so I couldn’t choose just one.


What is the best thing about New City College?

I met so many new and amazing people who I really bonded with.


If you had three wishes, what would they be?

Good health for the sick.

Wealth for the poor.

Luck to the unlucky.