International relations in action
Armed with a genuine passion for helping others, he founded charity Action Interactive International with fellow International Relations and Global Development student Aden Mohamed.
Tim had decided that he wanted to do something to help struggling migrants after seeing their plight on a daily basis on his way to training.
He then met Aden, a second year student who spent two decades in a refugee camp, in class, and the two quickly realised that they had similar ideas.
Together, they set out to improve the support network available to refugees and asylum seekers, with a particular emphasis on those from African countries such as Kenya and Somalia.
In under two years, the charity has gone from strength to strength, and Tim is hoping they will soon achieve international Non-Governmental Organisation status.
His time at Leeds Beckett, he says, has played a crucial role in the development of the venture, with the wide range of topics taught and discussed giving him the confidence to debate important subjects with industry professionals and politicians.
“I think this course has given me something that others in the Charity sector don’t have.
“Studying different modules has helped me to gain new perspectives and expanded my knowledge base. It means that I can put forward more rounded, cohesive arguments when I’m out promoting or discussing or charity.”
Now having just graduated, Tim hopes to continue working in Leeds with AII, and has some exciting new business plans as well.
“I’d like to stay in Leeds, continuing to work with Aden.” He adds. “I’m also looking to become a freelance consultant, ideally working in the charity sector.”