Otto Tendayi Mponda
Youth, Community and Families BA (Hons)
I decide to study at UCB for many reasons, including its geographical location, multicultural diversity and its wide range of vocational courses that allow students to gain employment experience during their time of study.
The best part of the course was being taught by certified and knowledgeable lecturers who have vast amounts of experience working with youths in the community. The dedicated placement team supported me with finding a suitable placement that was focused on my career interests.
My ambition is to involve myself in community projects that inspire people to live healthy lifestyles that allow them to reach their full potential. I hope to secure a job working in the community for a reputable charity organisations that help vulnerable people in society such as the homeless, victims of child abuse and domestic violence, people who struggle with substance abuse, asylum seekers and refugees amongst others.
At the beginning of my studies I wondered if I’d be able to cope as an international student, but the UCB Student Services and hired@UCB teams were a great support system that helped me to reach my full potential. They offered me employment advice, financial support, advice on health and well-being as well as academic skills support. UCB’s vocational courses are accredited by the University of Birmingham and open a lot of career paths.
"The best part of the course was being taught by certified and knowledgeable lecturers who have vast amounts of experience working with youths in the community."