Farishta Hellali came from Afghanistan to study at our School of Management, thanks to a scholarship from the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Endowment Fund. The Fund was established in 2010 through a legacy of £1.3 million from Dr James Nisbet, who was the Quantity Surveyor for the early buildings on campus.
“After graduating I decided to go home,” Farishta says. “I wanted other Afghans to benefit from the scholarship and to make a positive change in my country,” she says. Farishta now leads a programme in Kabul that helps to develop leadership skills in women.