Recently former mentee Usman Akthar returned to Mosaic to share his Mosaic journey and experience with the Enterprise Challenge programme as speaker at the Mosaic Yorkshire Connect event this summer – calling for the importance of mentors in helping to invoke young people to believe in themselves to be the best they can be.
This blog post was written in conjunction with Claire Gold, InterCHANGE People Development Associate.
I was shocked to learn recently that students from BME backgrounds are 20% less likely to achieve a ‘good’ degree result (a First or Upper Second) than their White peers.
The morning kicked off with personal leadership journeys shared by Mr. Stephen Howard & Mr. Khawar Mann.
“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea.
The day started of with a panel discussion by 3 successful British Muslims (Aaqil Ahmed, Peter Sanders & Bushra Nair CBE) and their contributions or efforts to bring communities together.
Alhamdulillah we survived Day 1 (and the cold, wet London weather). We were priviliged to have Ms. Deema Bibi, CEO of Injaz and Baroness Warsi share their personal leadership journeys with the Mosaic delegates today.
It feels surreal; walking on the cobbled streets of picturesque Cambridge, with stately old buildings whose history seem to whisper from the walls, it feels unbelievable how far I’ve come.
Well I appear to have fallen in love with Mosaic after finishing the 1st week of the program at the University of Greenwich.
Do you know how hard it is to work when you can smell samosas, pakoras and see a great big chocolate cake just crying out your name??