April 2023

Shehryar’s Story

By Shehryar Awan

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Shehryar Awan

Aviation and Airport Management BA (Hons)

Selling luxury holidays to the stars

Business has taken off for aviation graduate Shehryar after founding his own company selling holidays to the rich and famous.

Launching his travel firm Exquisite Escapes while still studying for his Aviation and Airport Management BA (Hons) degree, Shehryar has attracted custom from an array of celebrities and high-profile clients – from sports icons to reality TV stars and even royalty.

It's a dream occupation for the travel fanatic, who said his degree proved vital for developing his understanding of the aviation and tourism sectors, helping him grow a network of over 200 industry suppliers.

"The things I learned at university about how airports and the sector works, the lessons and practical activities, all helped me to do this," he said. "The support was endless and the lecturers were all amazing.

"They took us to lots of different airports and countries, and the assignments afterwards really gave me a good insight.

"If I had the opportunity to do another degree, I would just come back to University College Birmingham."


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