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Hafiz Muhammad Umer Farooq ‘19

Studied: BSc Applied Accounting

"When I presented my degree to my mother, she had tears of happiness."

Hafiz Muhammad Umer Farooq

"It is a pleasureful experience of mine to write that I am now an alumni of such a prestigious university.

"I obtained my Oxford Brookes University BSc. (hon) Applied Accounting degree through the ACCA study route which I started in year 2009 after completing my FSc (pre medical) education.

"At that point in my life I wanted to come to UK for my higher studies and I selected ACCA for this purpose but later on I was not able to manage the required funds for this journey and this had a very depressing effect on my life which has now faded away and only because I completed the required RAP and obtained my BSc (hons) degree.

"During these past 10 years I was lucky enough to work for the largest groups established in my home country Pakistan. I gained work experience from Banking, Education, Retail and Food Industry and now I am a part of a NFP entity. I have also established a small cafe with a modest loan where I work after my job hours.

"Having an incomplete ACCA certification was quite depressing but the moment I received my BSc (hons) degree was undoubtedly one of the most precious and proud moments of my life. When I presented my degree to my mother, she had tears of happiness and shaky hands of prayers for me, and all the praise to the Allah Almighty.

"I am thankful for OBU that I can proudly say I am a graduate with a foreign qualification and now I have an other dream of getting my MSc (finance) from OBU by coming to UK."