Usman’s experience studying a Q-Step degree at the University of Manchester | Case study

By Nuffield Foundation

Social science student Usman Khan talks about how he refined his practical statistical skills during his paid summer internship as part of The University of Manchester’s Q-Step programme


BA Criminology
University of Manchester


What did your Q-Step work placement involve?

Our whole life is surrounded by data, so understanding what that data means puts me in a good position.” Usman Khan, Q-Step student

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