At the beginning of the autumn term we were pleased to receive a visit from alumnus Yankuba Kuyaeth (Diploma in Tropical Nursing 2001) who had not been back to the School for 15 years.
Yankuba was in central London to attend a workshop at Diabetes UK, therefore he took the opportunity to stop by to meet the Alumni Team. During his visit he was given a one of a kind tour of the School, which brought back fond memories of carrying out tests on blood samples in the teaching lab and getting top marks in his lab exams.
On the tour Yankuba identified changes that had been made to the library, the court yards and the refectory. We were also able to tell Yankuba about the history of the School building and highlight architectural details that are often missed.
Yankuba is an NHS Nurse at East Surrey Hospital in the Critical Care Unit. He is in his final year of a BSc Health Promotion at the University of East London (UEL) and he is hoping to write his dissertation on whether training more Traditional Birth Attendants in fundamental delivery care can have an impact in reducing neonatal mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Once he completes his studies at UEL, Yankuba plans to study for an MSc Public Health at the School.
Yankuba’s career ambition is to complete his postgraduate studies in the UK and either return to his home country, the Gambia or another low-income country, where he would like to pursue employment opportunities at the World Health Organization (WHO).
We enjoy having alumni come to visit us at the School, so if you are in London and would like to stop by, please drop us an email to let us know you are coming.
We look forward to seeing you!