Amin Hussein Abdul

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Amin came to the UK in 2005 after fleeing Yemen with his father. Since arriving, he has completed a BTEC First Diploma and GCSEs in Maths, IT and English, achieving top marks.

Amin is currently studying for a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Medical Sciences, and is expected to pass with a distinction, which has gained him a place at Reading University to study Pharmacy. However, being the sole carer for his disabled father has meant that Amin is unable to attend university in Reading, but he is determined to apply for a degree in medical engineering at a London university.

Alongside his studies, Amin cares for his father and works until 2am in a restaurant each night to support his family.

“Studying made me a better and happier person! ... Learning is highly enjoyable and it is something that everyone should continue doing through their life,” said Amin. “I never imagined that I would have got this far in my education. It has been very hard, but it has made me a very strong person and proud of myself.” Learning has given Amin the confidence to apply for a job as a medical interpreter, and he hopes to achieve his dream of studying medicine.