Many of CONELs students go on to bigger and better things. As well as following vocational careers, many go on to study further at University.

Some CONEL learners choose to study at Middlesex University. The University is a partner of the College and due to its location, it is an obvious choice for those students who do not want to move out of the North London area whilst studying for a degree.

This summer, there were a few success stories for former CONEL students, some of whom have had a difficult past or are from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Ali Amasyali, 29, came to the UK and spoke no English. Although visually impaired as well,he enrolled at CONEL to study English for Speakers of Othe Languages (ESOL) and humanities courses. On successfully completing these, Ali went on to study at Middlesex University and achieved a first class honours degree in law this year. He is now training as a solicitor in Central London.

I am delighted that I am pursuing the career I have always dreamed of. It has been hard work, but the lecturers at CONEL were really supportive and encouraged me all the way. When I came to the UK I did not speak any English, so without the support that I received from CONEL, especially in learning English, I doubt I would be where I am today he said.

Of 32 former CONEL learners that went to Middlesex University and graduated this year, a further 7 students achieved a first class degree, 8 students achieved a 2:1 degree and 9 students passed with a 2:2 degree.

Notes to Editors:

1. Further details of the range of courses offered by CONEL, plus entry requirements can be found at or by calling 020 8442 3055.

Further details of the courses offered by Middlesex University can be found at

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