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Counselling student named as Inspirational Individual

A University Campus Oldham student has been recognised at the Sheffield Hallam University Inspirational Student Awards 2023.

Fateha Rahman, who studies FdSc Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills at University Campus Oldham, received an Inspirational Individual Award at the event.

She was nominated by her tutor, Neil Dickson, for her achievements in her time at UCO.

(l-r) Neil Dickson, Fateha Rahman, Mujibur Rahman
(l-r) Neil Dickson, Fateha Rahman, Mujibur Rahman

In the award submission, Neil described Fateha as having a ‘fantastic’ start as a trainee counsellor, highlighting that she has counselled ‘in multiple languages, providing much needed support for some of the most potentially vulnerable clients in society.’

Fateha’s impact has been wide-reaching: a client contacted one of her placement organisations to say that “although I am not back to my old self yet, she gave me the confidence to work things out. She was such a lovely person with a kind, caring nature. I am so grateful to her.”

By sharing experiences in class and being honest about her learning and development, while balancing a busy family life, Fateha has also been an inspiration to staff and students.

Fateha, pictured with Neil and her husband Mujibur at the awards, says: “I am humbled and grateful to receive this award, which serves as a testament to my dedication to the field of counselling. I am committed to continuing my growth and development as a counsellor, and I am excited to make a positive difference in the people I will work with.”

Neil says: “I’m so proud of Fateha and all of her fantastic efforts over the past two years. I get the sense that Fateha is going to have a very successful career within counselling, and I’m excited for the lifechanging work that she will be involved in.”

Congratulations Fateha!

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