CONEL students Daniel Morales and Mohamed Soliman, both 23, are celebrating gaining entrance to the University of London's prestigious King's College, where they will study for a degree in Telecommunications Engineering.
The students from Ecuador and Egypt met while taking the Access to Engineering course at the College. Both worked extremely hard to support themselves financially while studying, as well as striving to acquire a high standard of English.
Daniel and Mohamed learned this week that they have achieved the required entrance standards, getting 69 out of 69 possible credits on their course, both exceeding the percentages demanded for entry by King's. They have also got the necessary grade in English, which demonstrates that they have attained the standard to undertake demanding academic study in their second language.
"The Access to Engineering course was challenging - it covers physics, electronics and mathematics" says Daniel. "We're really pleased to be going to King's College to study - we weren't sure that we'd be able to get into a top university from an access course but our teachers insisted that we could do it. Despite holding down jobs while studying, they have made great friends and enjoyed the social life too. "I'm already missing CONEL but really looking forward to the future and studying at King's" adds Mohamed.
- Last Updated: 13 August 2007