Four brothers studying at an international partner college have celebrated graduating from the University of Wolverhampton.
The four siblings of the Salim Kazi family donned graduation robes at Westford University College in the United Arab Emirates, a transnational education partner of the University of Wolverhampton.
Twins Saad and Salman the twins are now 26 and enrolled for the University of Wolverhampton Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Westford University College in 2013, graduating in 2016.
They inspired their younger brother Saif, now 23, to join University of Wolverhampton BABM at the same institute in the same year.
Seeing all the three brothers studying for their degrees together, their youngest brother Sahar, 22, was inspired to follow their footsteps too, completing his studies in 2018.
Sahar said: “I trusted my brothers’ choice of University and joined without thinking much, and today looking back I feel it was the best decision I made. The entire journey has been a wonderful learning experience and a great development phase for all four of us. To be taught by the same professors at Westford University College that had taught my elder siblings and to graduate from the same University as them is a moment worth reliving.
“From sharing assignment tips to motivating each other to perform better academically and checking our grades has been truly remarkable. As I write this, not only am I a graduate but also someone who holds First Class honors degree. To achieve this is an outstanding achievement for me which I’ll hold onto as I step into the next phase of my life.”
Saad and Salman thought doing an MBA with a full-time job would be a challenge. “But the way the programme is designed, it was easy to merge our studies and work life. Some 10 assignments, many research and a thesis later, holding our MBA degree in our hands, we are happy and proud of ourselves that we took that big step towards MBA and now this degree has made all the difference in our lives.”
Saif says: “What attracted me towards the Wolverhampton BABM is that there was no exams, we only had practical real life assignments. Hence, we were evaluated based on our skill to do research and not our capacity to remember. This made a huge difference for me.”
Today these four brothers are excelling in their respective careers as Project Controller, Finance Management, Insurance and Purchasing Coordinator.