Congratulations to Mary Adeyemo who has been given the Increasing Access Award by Oxford University Student Union.

Mary Adeyemo with sparkles behind her

Mary founded CareerCarrierz, a non-profit organisation with the mission of promoting education amongst low income families from Ikorodu.  They volunteer as a graduate moot mentor for the Pathways to Law Programme, offering sixth form students in low performing schools the opportunity to explore opportunities in the legal profession.

These awards celebrate the student voice and the student community  recognising and rewarding them for the impact they’ve had on the student body and the student experience. Each nomination has been submitted by students, and the winners and shortlists decided by the Student Union's Sabbatical Officers.

When asked about the award, Mary said:

It is beyond surreal to have received this award, amongst the many great people working towards increasing access within and outside the University of Oxford. Nonetheless, the award is to and for us all for the many impacts and lives we are changing by our actions and inactions.

Ubuntu – I am because we are!

Mary recently received a Highly Commended award in the Student Champion category at the Vice Chancellor's Diversity Awards.