Mohamed Mahyoub

Former School :Studied in Yemen

Subjects at Priestley :English (GCSE), BTEC in IT, A-Level Arabic and AS in Business

Destination :Liverpool John Moores University to study a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science

Mohamed Mahyoub emigrated from Yemen to the UK, but was unable to speak much English when he arrived.

Now, less than 10 years later, he is a successful young man helping young people in his community, whilst studying for a PhD.

Mohamed struggled in school but still achieved eight GCSEs with A – C grades and enrolled at Priestly College to re-sit English GCSE.

He took part in activities such as the Six Book Challenge to improve his English and also achieved A-Levels in Arabic and a BTEC in IT.

Mohamed received unconditional offers from five universities, eventually graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a first in a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science.

His learning has inspired him to launch NativeStart, a youth organisation supporting Yemeni and Arabic communities in Warrington.

He also co-founded web development company, UKByte Ltd, providing employment and work experience for young people.

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