London, Oct 11 2010 A student workshop was organised for students pursuing Pharmacy courses by United Kingdom Telugu Association (UKTA) on Saturday, the 9th October at Greenwich University. Presiding over the workshop and addressing the students Mr. Kaza introduced UKTA and its activities to support students hailing from Telugu community. He stressed that this was the first of its kind that a non profit organisation has organised such an event in the UK. He advised students that they cannot climb the ladder of success with hands in their pockets and there are a lot hurdles they need to overcome. He assured that UKTA will always strive to help students in various ways and more such events will be organised for students pursuing courses in other faculties too.
Pritam Sharma Hiremat, Managing Director of Brown & Burk UK Ltd recollected his initial days in the UK and he had to explore various opportunities to stand on his feet. He appreciated UKTA for introducing the idea of communal workshops. “Such events not only bring all students together but also induce greater confidence levels”, he said. He appealed to the students to make the best use of the counselling to achieve their career goals.
Keshav Vanapalli, an employee of National Health Service (NHS) who works at a Primary Care Trust (PCT) explained various career opportunities available in the public sector. He outlined three important requirements that students should meet to be employed by NHS. Kranthi Aluka,a pharmacy student currently pursuing a bridge course explained the importance of various NHS training camps and how to build a career by starting as a volunteer.
UKTA’s student coordinator Sandeep Nandendla, a Ph.D student of University College of London explained various phases he went through to obtain a scholarship for his course. He shared a few of his current research experiences in Prostate Cancer. He suggested all post graduate students to take the research path and there are great opportunities available for post doctoral students’ inspite of the adverse conditions prevailing in the current job market.
The panel later answered various questions raised by the gathering. UKTA’s General Secretary Shravan Lattupally extended various immigration routes to make a career in the UK and advised students to make use of the best use of these platforms. He claimed that students who could attend to this event can post their queries on UKTA website (www.uktas.org.uk) and they will be answeredby a Subject Matter Expert. The session ended with Jayakumar Guntupalli’s vote of thanks. Heappealed to the Telugu community to join UKTA to serve the Telugu community more efficiently.
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