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    Zambian student celebrates Masters success

    An outstanding student from Zambia celebrated the award of her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Swansea University today (Thursday, January 26).

    Linda Hamweemba

    Forty-year-old Linda Hamweemba graduated with a MBA with Distinction for the College of Business, Economics and Law at the University’s Winter Degree and Award Congregations, held in Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall.

    Linda was working as a senior manager in Zambia when she decided to come to Swansea.  She arrived in 2008 to do a BSc in Business Management Finance, leaving her husband and family at home in Zambia. 

    Since then she has had to cope with lengthy separations – her first visit home was at the end of Part I of her MBA, four years after leaving!

    Linda has now decided to stay on at Swansea to carry out a PhD on Zambian women in international management.

    MBA tutor, Professor Antonis Simintiras, said: “Linda has been one of our most positive, popular, friendly and hard-working students. She has been an outstanding student and achieved a well earned and well deserved distinction in her MBA.

    “Linda acted as student representative for the 10/11 MBA cohort, and has in many ways been a leader on her programme – someone other students look to organise and represent them.”

    Linda said: “I am so pleased to be here today to receive my MBA, and can’t wait to get started on my PhD studies. I am particularly looking forward to going back to Zambia to carry out some of my research in my home country.”

    This news item has been generated by Delyth Purchase, Swansea University Public Relations Office, Tel: 01792 295050, or email: d.purchase@swansea.ac.uk.



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