A dad-of-three has gained a second diploma after returning to larger schooling 10 years after his first commencement.
After initially learning telecommunication engineering at a college in Pakistan, Zain Ul Abdin moved to England. He wished to pursue a profession within the subject of science and expertise however his private circumstances meant he needed to delay his future research.
During these seven years, he by no means gave up on his dream to review software program engineering at UCLan and he’s delighted to be graduating.
The 35-year-old, from Haslingden, mentioned: “I really feel very excited, motivated and assured to be graduate. I got here again to learning as I loved coding and wished to be taught extra. Now I imagine this diploma will open doorways of alternatives for me.”
While learning full-time on the three-year diploma course, Zain has held down a supervisor’s place at Lidl and is elevating three sons, Mohammad, 9, Amaan, eight, and Musa, 5, together with his spouse Rehana.
Zain mentioned: “Time administration was the most important challenge for me. Sometimes I felt I ought to have 48 hours in a day.
“When I began the course, my eldest son had simply turned seven. Studying full-time with three children was tough. I needed to handle time for research, work and most essential of all for my spouse and children.
“Moreover, learning on-line due to Covid-19 made it tougher however it was well worth the arduous work.”
He had particular thanks for Dr Nicholas Mitchelln `“He is without doubt one of the finest academics I’ve learnt from. He made very complicated matters enjoyable and entertaining, I actually loved his teaching.”
He added: “My subsequent step is to get in a tech position the place I can display my abilities and information which I gained from this course and construct my profession.”
He was one in all 4,000 college students who graduated in entrance of household and mates at UCLan’s Preston City Campus.