The hard work of a Dundee-based student with Asperger’s Syndrome has been recognised at a special ceremony.
Iqbal Mohammad who recently graduated from Dundee University with an honours degree in Scots Law was awarded the Dean’s Medal by Professor Alan Page of the institution’s Law School.
On receiving the medal, Iqbal said: “I am delighted to have received the Dean’s Medal.
“It was completely unexpected because, to my knowledge, I was just getting my head down and getting on with the work, not realising that the academic and teaching staff were noticing all the hard work.
“My parents are also understandably proud of me getting the Dean’s Medal as well.”
Professor Page said: “My colleagues were unanimous in their praise of Iqbal’s determination and hard work in overcoming his challenges. The Dean’s Medal is a fitting recognition of his achievement.”
Iqbal has been supported through his university career by the Dundee-based charity Gowrie Care.
Managing director Damian McGowan said: “Everyone at Gowrie Care is absolutely delighted for Iqbal he has done exceptionally well in his studies and is set to excel in his future career.
“For someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, lectures and tutorials can be very intimidating, causing them to not fully interact to the best of their ability.
“Iqbal is a real success story.”