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20th September 2019

Hull College student has aspirations of being a fashion designer and is starting her final year of a two-year course at Hull College.

Esther fled from Syria in September 2014 and moved to Lebanon with her family, hoping for a better future.

But that wasn't the case. Due to harsh experiences of racism she faced as a refugee, a year later Esther made the long journey to Hull with her mother, father and two sisters.

Speaking of her experience moving to Hull, Esther said "Hull is a beautiful place. I'm very happy here but of course it was a little bit challenging. Making friends was hard at the beginning because you can't communicate with the students."

Esther has aspirations of being a fashion designer and is starting her final year of a two-year course at Hull College.

She added "Now I'm enjoying life. I always make an effort to fit in."

The UK government announced in 2015 that it would take up to 20,000 refugees, like Esther and her family, fleeing the Syrian war, by the end of 2020

Read the full report by the BBC here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...