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Mohammad Sareshwala

Property Development and Planning BSc (Hons)

Mohammad originally was more interested in doing an apprenticeship than a degree. He changed his mind about university after undertaking work experience in the construction sector, and is now studying Property Development and Planning. Since joining BCU, Mohammad feels like he is part of a community and become a more professional individual.

"I didn’t apply to University straight away as I was trying to get onto an apprenticeship. I was unable to get a place and therefore applied to university before the UCAS deadline. I changed my mind about going to university after doing work experience at Birmingham City Council in different construction sectors. I then applied to BCU as they offered the built environment courses I wanted to study. I worked hard to achieve the grades needed to enrol onto Property Development and Planning.

Welcome Week made me feel like a part of the university before teaching fully started. A personal highlight was being taken to the Safari Park as it helped me engage with other new students and made fitting in a lot easier. On a whole, I believe I have fitted into the BCU community as I have built good rapport with many students and members of staff. Being at BCU is like being part of one big family. The support is immense, whether it is work related or dealing with something personal.

I work as a Student Ambassador which is good for an extra bit of income which students like myself need, and it’s really flexible work. Additionally, the Careers+ Team have offered to look over my CV and help me improve it, and have supported me in finding placements. 

Being a student has been a more laid back experience than I thought it would be, which is good as I don’t feel over-stressed. I feel like my lecturers work hard and they want to see me do well, which has encouraged me to put the effort into my work. 

Since starting my journey as a BCU student, I believe I’ve changed and grown into a more professional and mature individual. I feel more confident and aware of the vast opportunities around me. I feel like I have accomplished a lot at BCU.

“I am BCU” means being part of a very big family. It means being able to study and gain knowledge with the support of a big community. The opportunities are endless at BCU and are really beneficial in helping me pursue the future I want."