A Syrian refugee beginning a medical career has returned to Devon to thank those who helped him on his journey.
When Mohammad Leily arrived in the West Country four years ago as a refugee from Syria, he could barely speak English.
Now he is starting a degree in medicine.
Mohammad completed his GCSEs at Plymouth City College.
He says it is a positive experience to return.
In 2013 Mohammad was due to start university in Syria, but was forced to flee the country when war broke out.
Arriving in Plymouth with nothing but a few personal items, and no proof of his education he and his family had to start again in a new country.
Mohammad says he was helped by his teachers to adapt to his new life.
He went on to achieve Duke of Edinburgh awards, outstanding A-Level results and a fond appreciation for the West Country.
The people who taught him say he is a great example for other students.
Mohammad is about to begin his degree studies and says he cannot wait to get started.
But going to university is bittersweet, as he leaves behind his family. His father Abdul says his son has always been a hard worker.
When left without electricity in Syria, he remembers charging lights with his car battery, so Mohammed could study for his exams.
Mohammad is starting at Southampton University this week.