Success Story: Hussain Al-Fatlawi
First class honours in Computing and Information Systems
In 2016, Hussain Al-Fatlawi successfully completed his BSc in Computing and Information Systems, not only gaining first class honours but achieving the highest classification at both LSST and the University of West London (UWL). Here, he shares his story of success.
“I studied the HND in Computing and Systems Development for two years at LSST before pursuing the BSc in Computing and Information Systems. The college offered a comforting academic environment along with a flexible study format. This was particularly beneficial as I was also working full time, making LSST the right option for me.
I found that the tutors put in extra effort in ensuring I understood the subjects being taught while taking into account my individual needs and challenges. This prepared me with the motivation and confidence to extend my HND to a BSc, which was offered by the University of West London.
The lecturers at LSST engage with their students in a way that encourages improvement and development; providing a level of comfort which allowed me to confide in the staff as well as feel at home with my peers. Where necessary, I would seek personal guidance from my tutors and also attended some of the many support workshops that were organised throughout each semester and during the holidays.
The workshops that were delivered by external professionals and experts, in their respective fields, really gave me insight and expanded my comprehension about the working world and relevant industries.
The combination of all the aforementioned support channels definitely gave me the advantage to be able to succeed and reach my academic goals. I thank the tutors who guided me towards success as they saw each and every student as a personal project which they wanted the best for.
I would advise new students at LSST to engage and interact with their tutors as they will guide them to identifying their niche and help them work towards it. They should also find passion in their course and always go beyond the minimum to deliver their best on each module. They should understand and enforce their priorities as they are truly what could make or break one’s motivation to ‘go all the way’. They should attend and make use of the workshops provided as they will open one’s eyes to the world of possibilities and allow you to learn from the experiences of others.
In all, I would like to thank all the staff at LSST and fellow students who made my academic life pleasant and enjoyable. I owe it to my family and friends who stood beside me throughout my studies and pushed me to believe in myself. I hope to one day make a major positive impact to humanity using robots and computers (which today we confide in and develop for tomorrow).”