• The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year
  • Leeds City College
  • Leeds, West Yorkshire

Raza has the most fantastic approach to working with young people and has developed a unique ability to be able to relate to every single student he encounters.

Raza communicates effectively with students, tailoring this to bring the best out of them. This could be a five-minute chat about the football match the previous night or taking the time to ask about their weekend, just because Raza knows that this will impact on how they perform in college that day.

Raza is a high achiever himself, and because of that, sets high expectations of his students. This is not just in the classroom, but in all walks of college life. Raza not only contributes to developing sporting and academic success in the students at Leeds City College, but also to the success of their own personal development as young people.