Brookes confirms wannabe barrister failed to ‘complete her studies’
An investigation has been launched after it emerged that a Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) masters student has been relying on fraudulent documents.
Hani Hussein, who landed a place on QMUL’s criminal justice LLM back in September, appears to have told course providers that she is the holder of a first class LLB from Oxford Brookes.
A photograph (below) purporting to be of Hussein’s Oxford Brookes degree certificate has been doing the rounds on Twitter.
A spokesperson for Oxford Brookes told Legal Cheek:
The University is aware that a former student, who did not complete her studies at Oxford Brookes, has used fraudulent documents in an application to another institution. During her time at Oxford Brookes, the student had not completed the requirements for a degree and was therefore, not awarded the qualification.
Hussein’s Twitter, which has since been deleted, contained a number of claims. In her bio section it stated that she was a “1st Class Law Graduate”, “BPTC Graduate”, “LLM Criminal Justice Student at Queen Mary University” and “Future Pupil Barrister”. On Facebook Hussein also states that she studied the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at The University of Law.
Queen Mary University of London has issued this official comment on the matter:
QMUL is aware of allegations concerning a potentially fraudulent application to study at the university. We take all allegations of application fraud extremely seriously and have robust procedures in place to investigate each case. We are unable to comment on individual investigations.
A spokesperson from the University of Law said:
We are aware and can confirm that the matter has been referred to the Bar Standards Board for full investigation.