L&Q residents successfully graduated with support from our Turlogh O'Brien scholarship programme

Several students who were part of an L&Q scholarship programme, Turlogh O’Brien, graduated this year, and they did themselves proud with some amazing grades!

Yvanah Kinsiona, Amina Mohamed and Oyindamola Ogunfuye are some of the 20 young residents chosen for the Turlogh O’Brien programme, which contributed a total of £6,000 per year towards their tuition fee. Here’s what they had to say:

22-year-old Yvanah from Greenwich, awarded a 2.1 for her degree in games design at Bournemouth, said:

“It was definitely a very male-dominated course. In the first year we had mixed lectures and out of about 150 people there would be about ten girls. It was great to be around people who were passionate about the same thing that I was, and the teachers were really inspiring as well.

“I learned a lot about myself. The me from the first year versus me now is so different, I feel like my character has been built.”

Yvannah is currently working as a maths and English tutor while planning to build her presence online by sharing her knowledge of gaming.

21-year-old Amina Mohamed (pictured with her parents) from north London, received a first in biochemistry at King’s College, said:

“I’m planning to take a year to just do whatever I want to in my personal life and then apply for a masters in immunotherapy after that. I think the pandemic had a lot to do with my interest going that way, but I was interested in it even before then. It’s such a broad subject and it has always really intrigued me.

“I’m really happy with my degree and my results, and my mum and dad are really happy too. It’s been such a positive experience for me, and I’m really glad I had the chance to have it.”

Amina is taking a year out before applying for a masters in immunology.

21-year-old Oyindamola Ogunfuye (pictured with flowers) from south-east London, awarded a first-class degree in Law at Southampton, said:

“Going to university was an opportunity to meet new people from different backgrounds and study the subject I was really passionate about.

“My parents are proud of me, and my siblings are extremely happy about my achievement too. I want to thank everyone at L&Q for their assistance and of course, the financial contributions that were made throughout the years.”

Oyindamola is now looking for work and plans to do more training to qualify as a solicitor.