Elitism; Creating Community – panel and networking event

The aim of the event is to bring together students from widening participation backgrounds to help build a sense of community and generate awareness to WP issues and experiences both positive and negative. Guided by our panellists (including alumni) who come from WP backgrounds and navigate successful careers in a variety of fields, we hope to create an open and welcoming environment where everyone can discuss and contribute to the conversation.

The panellists for the event are:

Oona Miller: Oona graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2019 and served as the VP welfare afterwards where she worked with students to cofound Tackling Elitism. Oona now lives in London where she works for The Brilliant Club, a widening access charity.

Sophia Alexandra Hall: An award winning journalist and social activist from London. Sophia was inspired to go into journalism because as a care-experienced person she did not see herself adequately represented in the newsroom.

Aisha Janki Akinola: International Mastercard Scholar and cofounder of BlackEd movement. Aisha is the current VP Welfare for the University of Edinburgh’s Students Association.

Sarah Shemery: Phd student in social work at University of Edinburgh, currently carrying out a study into the attainment gap of BAME undergraduate students

Ryan McCuaig: Ryan is currently a solicitor at Thorntons LLP. He is care experienced and chairs the board of Who Cares? Scotland. He has a Youtube Channel on which he shares advice and free resources aimed at law students from non-traditional backgrounds.

Olivia Embling: Olivia grew up in a North Yorkshire town in a lower-socioeconomic household and studied Business with Accounting at Northumbria University. She currently works in Edinburgh as a Technology Auditor at NatWest Group.

Here are the links for the Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1FEEkh6Ps

and for the eventbrite link;  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tackling-elitism-presents-creating-community-tickets-264399936327.