Babs Khan, Biology Lecturer

Babs, who is currently a Lecturer in Biology at Truro College, will be involved in setting up the Biology provision for Callywith College including A Level Biology, the Biology content of the Applied Science National Diploma and the Medics Academy and promoting the Biology Conservation Expedition to Honduras in the summer of 2018.

What is your background in education?

I studied Physiology at the University of Sheffield gaining an honours degree before completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Leicester University.  My teaching career started in a secondary school in York in 2006, I then worked in a secondary school in Doncaster as a Head of Science before moving to Cornwall in August 2014 and teaching A level Biology at Truro College.

What inspired you to pursue a career in education?

I love the subject and wanted to share my enthusiasm.  I enjoy being part of a team that will enable students to realise their potential.

What will your new role involve?

My new role will involve setting up the Biology provision for the College, this includes A level Biology, the Biology content of the Applied Science National Diploma and the Medics Academy and promoting the Biology Conservation Expedition to Honduras in the summer of 2018.

Why do you think Cornwall needs Callywith College?

To bring the outstanding provision of Truro College to North and East Cornwall.

What about working with Callywith College are you looking forward to the most?

I am looking forward to being there at the beginning, meeting new people in a new environment and setting up the Medics Academy at Callywith but still working with the staff at Truro who have made the Academy such an amazing resource.

What one thing about you might surprise people?

I worked as a croupier, I can deal black-jack, roulette and worked for a time as a cashier in the casino whilst at University to fund my degree.

When you’re not working, what is your favourite thing to do?

Horse riding, wakeboarding and playing outside.

What advice would you give students considering applying for Callywith College?

Do it! It will be a wonderful experience!