Boudani gained his qualifications in Morocco before starting a career in the IT
industry in the UK. When two graduates from London South Bank University (LSBU)
joined his company, Brahim was captivated by the enthusiasm they showed for
their studies and was impressed by the business knowledge they demonstrated
early in their careers.
"At the time,
I did not have any idea of re-joining university, but when I met these
graduates they made me feel really excited about London South Bank University.
I found that LSBU offers courses which follow the spectrum of the job market,
and a Business Intelligence course that met my career interests.'
Going through Clearing
"In August I
honestly thought it would be too late to apply, but I phoned LSBU and the
person I spoke to encouraged me to put in an application through the Clearing
service. I was near-certain that I would not be accepted, as I was applying
late and there were many other applicants, but I was reassured by staff that my
application would be considered fairly.
through the Clearing process was simple and easy, and when I was offered a
place I was very excited. I was, however, slightly concerned about having to
make up a lot of ground, as I would be enrolling a little later than other
students on the course and didn't want to fall behind. I needn't have been
concerned; I met regularly with the course director who arranged some extra support
in study skills for me, and recommended some additional mathematics tuition, as
I had not studied this for a number of years."
The great thing about the LSBU course is that you can choose your own
pathway through it.
Brahim El Boudani
the modular nature of the LSBU Business Intelligence course was one of the key
reasons behind his application.
"There is always a chance for you to change how you want to study, designing
your own course to follow your interests. By identifying your interests early
on, I think it's more likely that you will find the job you want at the end of
keen to encourage others considering their career to seize the opportunities
provided by Clearing to shape their future direction. "It's never too late to apply, never too late
to give it a go, and at LSBU you will find friendly staff, all of whom want to
help you. My advice is to never give up and to stop hesitating – if I didn't
make that one phone call I wouldn't be here today!"