“It was encouraging for my sons and daughters to see me study. They were looking to their father who is 45 years of age and seeing that he has earned a masters degree. This is a really positive message.”
Saleh Salim Al Kindi
MSc in Project Management graduate
Saleh Salim Al Kindi is a proud father of five, currently working in the Sultanate of Oman as a contract representative at Petroleum Development Oman, a business that specialises in the production and export of oil and gas abroad.
In addition, Saleh also runs his own construction company and it is this role that inspired him to look into further education specialising in the area of project management. Although Saleh had developed a keen sense of what is involved in overseeing a project from conception to completion, he was aware of the large number of projects that fail due to poor planning. He figured that if he could strengthen key professional skills such as planning, budgeting and responding effectively to client demand, he would be able to lead larger-scale projects with more strategic direction and focus on expansion.
Impressed by the University of Roehampton, London Online’s heritage and strong academic reputation, and the fact that it is on the list of authorised institutions compiled by Oman’s Ministry of Higher Education, Saleh enrolled on the online MSc in Project Management programme.
As a parent, Saleh recognises the importance of setting a good example for his children and feels that they have benefited from watching their father achieve his academic goals.
In February 2016, he travelled in person to attend the prestigious graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Saleh strongly believes that “there is no age limit for education. Day by day you are learning and there is no end to it.”
More than 90% of students believe their degree will be valuable or very valuable to their careers after graduation*
*Results calculated by the University of Roehampton, London Online based on the responses of 676 current students who responded to the annual student-satisfaction survey in 2014. At the time the research was fielded, this was a response rate of 33%.