Day 15- Assad, 20, Edinburgh

Assad (20), from Edinburgh is in his 3rd year at Edinburgh University, studying Politics.



Which young Scot inspires you?
A young Scot that inspires me in Mhairi Black. The youngest MP in Scotland; it is amazing how much she has achieved at such an age.

What is the best thing about growing up in Scotland?
The higher education policy in Scotland is the best thing about growing up in Scotland. I can attend some of the best universities in the world without paying any tuition fees.

What would you most like people from older generations to know about young people?
I would like people from older generation to understand the importance of young people’s voices in politics.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
One of my biggest achievements was becoming a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament. I managed to get the most votes in Edinburgh, which made me very proud.

What would you most like to achieve in the future?
In the future I would like to give back to the community that has given me so much. This could be through community work, activism or becoming a political representative.


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