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‘Leeds provided the platform for my career’

 September 4, 2014 | Simon Jenkins

“I was lucky,” says Mike Haigh. It was only a conversation with a neighbour which persuaded him to study engineering at Leeds – and this led directly to a long and successful career in industry.

In this video, Mike talks about his time at Leeds, both his studies and social life, and explains why he now chooses to give back to his old University.

One of the programmes which Mike supports is Pathways for Potential, which provides opportunities for bright young people from less-privileged backgrounds to study at Leeds.

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