Ibz Mo shares the rewarding struggle of student life and what he plans to do next.
Ibrahim Mohammed has shared his journey at Wolfson College, Cambridge since Freshers’ week in 2016. He describes his recent graduation as “one of the best feelings in the world.” Speaking to TenEighty, he details his post-graduation plans of working for a law firm in Pakistan, consultancy firm in Malaysia, and education firm in Singapore before making his return to the city of Cambridge.
“I want to get as much international corporate experience as I can before I start my G.D.L (Graduate Diploma in Law) at BPP University…..and guess where? Cambridge! Whilst applying for a masters for Class of 2021! My time is not over with Cambridge!”
As for his YouTube channel Ibrahim says there is much more to come. “Now that I’m at Law School, that will lead to a lot of new styled videos for me, but I’ll also be documenting the struggles and fun of applying for a masters, running a charity BTYS Ltd, and trying to manage adult life as someone who comes from a disadvantaged background.”
He would also like to document more “stories of resilience and aspiration from other students… There is a lot of change to make in the student world, and I want to use my channel to help with that.”
Speaking of the resilience required, he explains the “pressure of living up to a ‘Cambridge Student’” is still underestimated.
“It’s not just having 20+ essays every eight weeks or intense and intimidating supervisions with professors (some of whom are very condescending rich white men), or the pressure of trying to juggle a degree and extracurricular… it was a struggle. But if you can survive it, you become a very efficient individual with a resilient work ethic, amazing friends with a student experience like no other.”
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My TWO Motherlands. Pakistan from my mother’s heritage & Bangladesh from father’s heritage. Both Cambridge Pak Soc & Bangla Soc have been pivotal sources of my identity, my motivation and my inspiration during my time at Cambridge. I reconnected with the cultures I had lost and made friends who have truly changed my life for the better! Although I am PROUD to have had an impact on how Cambridge recognises and IS recognised by potential students, my experiences within both societies have made me realise that there is a whole other paradigm of international Education that needs similar attention and help. So… here’s to a new 10 YEAR project of fighting to build a primary school in both my Motherlands to help young children get the Education they TRULY DESERVE!!!! 🇵🇰🇧🇩 #PakistanZindabad #AmarSonarBangla #BTYSLtd 📸 @capturedhr
“My community is literally my family.” Ibrahim explains that the community gained from being able to document the specific struggles of coming from a disadvantaged background has “been the most supportive experience of my life”.
“Knowing that my videos have helped students from these backgrounds apply to elite universities and actually help them secure offers, inspires me to inspire.”
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