Student asylum seeker set for bright future with top A-level results

Top A Level student Niloufar Saffari.
Top A Level student Niloufar Saffari.

A student asylum seeker from Iran is set for a bright future in engineering after achieving top grades in her A-level results.

Niloufar Saffari, 22, moved to the UK with her mother and sister two years ago and settled in Hartlepool.

The bright student took up a place at Hartlepool Sixth Form College to study A-levels in maths, further maths and physics, with the dream of becoming an engineer.

And now that dream is one step closer for Niloufar, after achieving some of the best results at her sixth for college.

Niloufar's hard work saw her earn A* grades in maths, further maths and physics and an A in her extended project.

She is now set to study mechanical and electrical engineering in Bath.

On her success, she said: "I moved here in November 2015 because of the circumstances in Iran and I have really enjoyed my time here.

"Everyone at the college has been very supportive and all the staff are absolutely lovely.

"I did struggle with the accents at first, but they were very patient.

"I am going to Bath to study mechanical and electrical engineering at university and I am really looking forward to it.

"It is really exciting. I chose Bath because it seemed a nice city and I wanted to do engineering as it combines using your hands and mind.

"All of my family are very proud of me."