From student to face of uni campaign

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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A former Hedland Senior High School student has proved coming from a small town won’t hold you back from greatness after starring in a national ad campaign thanks to his stellar university career.

Following his dream to become a doctor, Zunayed Kabir moved across the country to study a bachelor of Biomedicine.

Today, Mr Kabir also begins his career as the face of The University of Melbourne’s Medical School Department in a new ad campaign which aims to attract new students to the renowned university.

Mr Kabir said he chose the University of Melbourne because it was the No.1 medical school in the country and it had been the best decision he had made.

“In high school I thought I was a bit of an introvert,” he said.

“I’ve learnt to put myself out there more from my time at uni.”

A Melbourne University spokeswoman said the university signed a recent agreement with the Federal Government to boost the numbers of regional graduates starting in 2018.

“The students in our campaign come from regional and rural areas across Australia,” she said.

“We chose Zunayed because he is a bright and friendly student who ... (received) one of our Access Melbourne scholarships.”

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