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Cert HE provides foundation for success

Posted on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 at 1pm
by Abdul B. Shaikh. See more of my posts here.
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Five students who began their studies at Leeds on our Certificate of Higher Education in Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Cert HE) graduated in July with stunning success. Samiya Zeb, who was one of our first cohort of students in 2012, stole the show by achieving a first class degree in which was greatly deserved due to the amazing amount of hard work put in and dedication shown by her over the last five years.

Samiya joined us at a time where there was no provision for our students to Study Abroad as part of their progression towards gaining a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies. The LLC agreed with the Department of Arabic, Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern Studies (AIMES) that Samiya would sit an exam to test her proficiency in the Arabic language in order to make a special case for her to go on the year abroad.

Three years ago Samiya achieved 90% in her test which left native Arabic language tutors astounded! This led to the LLC expanding its programme with a view to allowing students who wanted to deepen their knowledge of the Arabic language to complete the Cert HE with the LLC and then go on a year abroad in Morocco. In the last two years, Samiya consistently achieved excellent marks across the board for her modules and obtained a well-deserved first class Honours degree.

AIMES is very pleased with the achievement of the other four students who graduated this year which is testament to their dedication, sacrifice and hard work during their time at Leeds. One student with mitigating circumstances is also due to graduate this December subject to completing her assessments in due course.

We at the LLC are very proud of our students who thoroughly deserve their stunning success and wish them the very best of luck for the future.

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