From student protests in London to meetings in Kirkcaldy with Gordon Brown, Student President of Adam Smith College’s Students’ Association, Beneta Brown, has certainly travelled on an interesting path since she left her home town of Coventry over 18 years ago.
Beneta, 35, is set to embark on her second year of office.
Having been diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 14 and without support she went on to fail her ‘A’ Level exams.
Undeterred she worked in care related jobs
Going on to study at Adam Smith College, Beneta immersed herself in student life and had no hesitation in joining in with the Student Association, eventually applying herself in the role of President of Adam Smith College’s Students’ Association.
She can look back proudly on her achievements to date.
Beneta said: “I’ve dealt with many personal challenges over the years but I feel I have grown stronger as a result of my experiences at Adam Smith College and my role as Student President has played a huge part in helping me to turn my life around.
“I hope that I can inspire others who are having a bad time, or find themselves struggling to cope, to keep on going and not to give up.”