My journey to Oxford16 January 2018
“…joining Oxford was always a childhood dream, I used to read the news and reports about Oxford University […] I read that 42 out of the 56 UK Prime Ministers went to Oxbridge […] with Oxford’s Christ Church College producing 13 UK Prime Ministers […] These staggering statistics demonstrated the class culture entrenched in the English society of which I do not belong. But I kept believing that I can defy this culture and still go to Oxford. So, when you are told to lower your expectations because of your background, don’t bow to that. Never believe in a disempowering statistic…”
This is Hamse Abdilahi (MSc Sustainable Urban Development). It’s hard to believe that he had to start his journey to Oxford from a bombed-out school building in Somaliland; a school with no roof, and no guarantee of safety in the midst of war.