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Abusufiyan Kalam


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Sometimes being able to afford to live and study is difficult, and I worry about being able to complete my degree. Thanks to the support of Sir Bob Murray, I no longer have to worry about this, which is a huge relief. It is a real honour to receive this scholarship from someone like Sir Bob Murray CBE, who is such an inspiration to me in the world of business.


Abusufiyan meets Sir Bob

Studying Accounting & Finance

Abusufiyan chose to study in Leeds to be close to his father who is disabled, remaining living and studying in Leeds means he can see him every day.

In his first year at university Abusufiyan had been struggling with his living expenses, he was struggling to afford his travel costs. When he was applying to university he was thinking of going down the apprenticeship route into accountancy but he wanted to prove that it was possible for him to get a degree.

After graduating he wants to have completed a postgraduate qualification in forensic accounting and hopes to work with the West Yorkshire Police.