She joined the Theatre Arts Society on her first day at Essex and hasn’t looked back since, working behind the scenes in productions including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Doctor Faustus and the annual pantomime.
At the end of her first year, Tazi was given the Outstanding Contribution Award by the Society and later became President.
With the support of her friends and lecturers she’s now looking forward to postgraduate study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
“I had huge amounts of support from staff in my department as well as classmates, especially around exam seasons where my stress levels would be intensified,” she said.
“My friends always believed in me and staff often went out of their way to ensure if I was to have a seizure it would be in a safe place. This allowed my anxiety to ease. I always had someone or somewhere to go to,” she added.
Tazi chose the Guildhall to continue her studies because of its reputation, progressive course and location. She’s taking a year out first to explore whether she wants to focus on stage management or production management.