Sargent Hussain receiving his honorary award

Bury College University Centre has recognised the work of a Bury Police Sergeant with a prestigious Honorary Award ahead of the Graduation Ceremony 2019.

Sergeant Abed Hussain is extremely proud to receive the first Bury College University Centre Honorary Award, a significant accolade which celebrates an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to Bury. Since joining the Greater Manchester Police Force in 1994, Sergeant Hussain has actively worked as a community champion, leading on initiatives to bring different faiths together.

These community initiatives include Collabor8, an annual event held at Bury College which brings together over 1,000 young people each year. Other high profile events include creating Bury’s LGBT Rainbow Walks and Pride March as well as setting up the Bury Muslim Forum which has helped to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Sergeant Hussain said, “I am very proud to receive this accolade. The feeling and emotion I felt to receive an award from the community I serve is quite moving. I think it is great that Bury College delivers higher education within Bury, as this adds to our local pool of talented individuals with higher-level skills who are vital to the future prosperity of the borough.”

In December 2018, Sergeant Hussain was recognised nationally when he received the Queens Police Medal (QPM), an award which is presented to police officers for distinguished service. Sergeant Hussain was specifically selected for this award for the work he has done to build relationships between members of the police force, faith leaders and young people.

Charlie Deane, Bury College Principal and Chief Executive said, “The Bury College University Centre Honorary Award identifies and celebrates an individual who has made a significant contribution to the local community. Sergeant Hussain has made such a positive impact on the borough and this award reflects the hard work and dedication he has continued to show to Bury. It is our privilege to welcome Sergeant Hussain into the Bury College community and we look forward to further collaborative working in the years to come.”

The Bury College University Centre Graduation Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 10th July with graduates parading from Market Street to the Met Theatre.

For more information regarding the range of courses offered at Bury College University Centre and how you can apply to start this September, please visit click here or call 0161 280 8200.

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