• Studied: FdA Public Service Management (Housing) Foundation Degree
Mohammed Hamza Hussain - FdA Public Service Management (Housing) Foundation Degree

I enrolled at the University Centre at Blackburn College because of the opportunities and support no other institution could provide me with. The respect staff and peers have given me has been incredible.

I’ve very much enjoyed learning new things and making practical use of my education at work at a local supported accommodation provider. Studying at the University Centre at Blackburn College gave me the reality check I needed to understand how the real world really operates. I have used my university experience to help me better understand the policies and practices within the sector that I work in.

My tutors were brilliant and always supported me, even when I felt I was at breaking point. My tutor Aziz for example is an individual who I look up to as a true figure of inspiration; someone who made me realise my responsibilities as an adult. I don’t feel I could have received this level of support anywhere else.

I’m now working with my father in the family business – a provider of supported accommodation for homeless people. In my role as Director of Housing at Auxilium Housing, I feel I can now contribute to making better-informed decisions that both benefit the family business and support homeless people to secure the supported accommodation they need.