Aminata Conteh, A young Sierra Leonean woman has graduated from the University of Leeds with an MA in Human Resource Management with Distinction. She expressed her gratitude to God for his faithful love and guidance in her life, which enabled her to achieve this significant milestone. The last year has been an intense season of growth for her, during which she made mistakes, unlearned past assumptions, discovered new perspectives, and honed skills that have shaped her HR practices for the evolving world of work.
Aminata’s pursuit of this master’s program would have remained a dream if not for the financial support provided by the UK government under its Chevening Scholarship Program. She thanked Chevening Awards and UK in Sierra Leone for considering her worthy of this life-changing opportunity.
Aminata expressed her gratitude to her family and friends for their love and support throughout her journey. She considers herself fortunate to have been taught by amazing lecturers at the University of Leeds who guided her through this challenging but thrilling year. She gave a special thank you to Jonathan Winterton, her dissertation supervisor, for his guidance and insight in helping her understand turnover and retention strategies in the post-pandemic context. She also thanked Dr. Meenakshi Sarkar (FHEA) for building her academic writing skills