Nikita Naz Siddique

Student, finance and accounting, DCU

Nikita Naz Siddique is studying for her bachelor of arts (hons) in accounting and finance at Dublin City University (DCU). She completed the 3U Pathway Undergraduate Foundation Programme in 2017, receiving an A in all the subjects in final examinations.

Nikita won the Inspirefest competition on International Women’s Day for recounting her remarkable journey to study. In the past, she has won the Smile competition on DCU Smile Day (13 October 2017). A keen writer and blogger, she has blogged for DCU, and is fluent in English and Bengali. She recently carried out a campus-wide survey – DCU Students Career Survey – to investigate the subject choices and career aspirations of the students.

A keen public speaker, and always looking to challenge herself, Nikita jumped at the opportunity to address the Inspirefest audience and tell of her remarkable journey from conservative Bangladesh to university in Ireland, and the obstacles that she had to overcome on that journey.