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Luqman Samiruddin (University of Sheffield)
Student of the Year – Commendation
Throughout his time studying at the University of Sheffield, Luqman has been a stand-out performer academically and has continuously shown exceptional commitment to numerous Widening Participation projects. His achievements are even more notable considering he came to the University as a care leaver, and thus is part of a very small minority of those with care experience who enter Higher Education. Yet despite this, Luqman has been able to use his background to his advantage; he has been a leading ‘Looked After Children’ (LAC) Champion for the University supporting its outreach work, which helps to provide support and guidance to young people in care from across the region. Whilst working on the project, Luqman has always shown passion and dedication in helping others to overcome similar barriers to the ones he did, and his message of ‘if I can, then so can you’ has provided inspiration to so many young people.