Leyland dad hopes to make “positive difference” using UCLan degree
Human resource management graduate Lee begins new career in NHS
A local dad-of-three is hoping to use his human resource management degree to help “organisations make a positive difference for their employees.”
Lee Sanchez, 43, graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) this week and has already started his new career with the NHS working as a Medical HR Workforce Administrator.
Lee, who lives in Leyland with his wife Fiona and three daughters, decided to come to university as a mature student because he wanted to set a good example as a human resource management (HRM) professional.
He said: “Through the course of my working life I have seen both good and bad examples of people management. These examples inspired me to want to become a HRM professional to assist an organisation in making a positive difference for their employees.”
"Without studying this course, I wouldn’t be in a position to follow my dream"— Human resource management graduate Lee Sanchez
First-time student Lee has spent the last four years at UCLan, first as a foundation student and then as an undergraduate. During this time, he has juggled his studies with working as an out of hours administrator for Speed Medical Examination Services, home schooling during lockdown and supporting his wife through illness.
“Towards the end of my foundation year my wife became ill and we really needed to pull together as a family” Lee said. “Fortunately, she is doing much better now and has now just qualified as an occupational therapist so is beginning a new career herself.”
Lee added: “Without studying this course, I wouldn’t be in a position to follow my dream of undertaking HRM within the NHS. I am both pleased and excited for the new challenges ahead.”