Corpus is delighted to announce that Kwabena Osei (History & Politics) is one of the ten Oxford students featured in this year's Future Leaders magazine.

The magazine, published annually, showcases the academic success, future potential, and inspirational stories of the UK’s most outstanding African and African Caribbean students and new graduates.  This is the sixth year in a row that the University, as part of its commitment and work to encourage more UK Black students to consider applying to Oxford, has sponsored the publication.

The proportion of Oxford students identifying as Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) rose from 17.8% in 2017 to 24.6% in 2021 and from this group the proportion of UK-domiciled students admitted to Oxford who indicate in their UCAS application that they identify as Black has risen from 1.9% in 2017 to 3.5% in 2021.

The University wants to do more for prospective and current Black students.  Two initiatives are the UNIQ residential and digital programme for Year 12 students and Target Oxbridge, a programme providing mentoring and admissions support for Black African and Caribbean students and students of mixed race with Black African and Caribbean heritage.

Kwabena was the BME Representative for the Corpus JCR last year and played a leading role in representing the interests of the College’s BME students. He also worked closely with JCR officers from neighbouring colleges to hold events promoting unity and diversity within both Corpus and the wider University.

The 2022-23 edition of Future Leaders can be read online here.  Kwabena’s entry can be found on page 13.