Meet Our Members
Below are some of our many members who drive the passion of the Black Head Students’ Network! Click on their photo to read more about them.
Senior Leadership Team
Tamilore Awosile is a first-year student at Stanford University, studying International Relations and Computer Science, where he is an Ernest Houston Johnson Scholar.
He is currently the Vice-President of his Dorm., and is the Co-Founder of Stanford’s Scholars of Finance Chapter. He has interned in investment banking at Rothschild & Co, and is also an Equity Research Analyst at BLK Capital Management, a black-owned student-run hedge fund with over $100,000 assets under management.
Tamilore is also a passionate musician, playing in a jazz group on campus and performing at various large events, including opening for Grammy nominated artist Lucky Daye. He previously studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and has been awarded the Main Prize and Audience Prize at the HABS Young Musician of the Year Competition.
Simi Ade-Ojo is studying Environmental Management and Geography at the University of Brighton. Simi has always been passionate about environmental issues, such as pollution, climate change and deforestation. She has found that Brighton, by the sea, is a great place to study these issues.
Simi is a student ambassador at Brighton and has also become involved in political groups both inside and outside of the university since starting.
Simi has always enjoyed singing and continues to pursue this as a hobby in her free time. Additionally, Simi has recently begun learning Spanish and Yoruba using online platforms.
Darcy is a Philosophy and Theology student at Oxford University.
As well as working at BHSN she is also the Head of People for Future Labs’ Prospect 100.
She also loves singing, dancing and acting, and has recorded a Platinum award-winning album at Abbey Road Studios
Zac is a recipient of the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, the highest level of recognition pre-university for potential as a future leader in Engineering. He also enjoys sports, and has won a handful of national medals in athletics and has also represented England.
Abidemi attends The University of Nottingham on the prestigious Halford Scholarship. His passion lies in digital marketing as he does freelance work for clients and works alongside brands helping them utilise social media. He’s an avid self-help book reader and is inspired by some of the greatest individuals of our century including Jay Z, Will Smith, Gary V and Barack Obama.
Hajer attends the University of Bristol, studying Law and French. She is passionate about the theatre and directs plays for her university’s drama society.
Mayi Hughes is a first-year student at Harvard University studying social studies while also on the track team. She’s competed internationally in the triple jump several times. Aside from day to day life as a student-athlete, she’s a writer for the university’s paper.
During his time during sixth form and secondary school, David consistently showed a passion for helping his peers. In year 11 he was appointed the head maths mentor as well as being chosen to mentor year 11 English students whilst in year 9. He also has a keen interest in sports. He represented a successful secondary school team winning 3 London cups. He currently represents his university football team. During sixth form, he created a debating society which was attended by 150 students at its peak. After learning for 5 years David currently tutors students ages 8-12 on the drum kit.
Demi is studying Economics at the University of Bristol. He was the first black head boy in his school’s history. As well as being a keen martial artist, with a black belt in karate and experience in Brazilian Jujitsu, Demi is also a passionate altruist, having lead charity expeditions in Romania and Nigeria.
Lanre Adeleye MYP
Lanre currently attends the Roundhay Sixth Form, in Leeds, studying Business and IT, after being Deputy Head Boy at the Bishop Young Church of England Academy.
Lanre is a Freelance Creative Designer, specialising in graphic design and front end web development. He has worked with companies and individuals based across the world, with countries including the States, South African, Germany and many more. He has also worked with Apprentice Finalist, Adam Corbally. Lanre is also the designer of our refreshed website. Outside of creative design, he also does work in photography, social media marketing and radio production.
Lanre was presented with Special Commendation from the Archbishop of York, for his leadership skills, as well as presented with Leeds Young Citizens Award for his work in media. He was also a finalist for Leeds’ Young Person of the Year for his fundraising efforts for memorial charities named after victims of the 2017 Manchester Bombing.
As well as being a part of the Black Head Students’ Network, he has also recently been elected Member of the UK Youth Parliament, ensuring the views of Young People in Leeds are heard by key decision-makers within the country. He is the creator and producer of the Culture Shock Podcast. He is part of the Prospect 100 movement as Regional Lead, North.
After being Head Girl at City of London School for Girls Seyi now attends UCL where she studies Psychology and Language Sciences. As well as spending time on her degree her passion for the importance of the arts has continued to university level where she is an active member in their Musical Theatre Society, in which she not only performs but also produces productions, in 2021 she will be producing Guys and Dolls at the Bloomsbury Theatre.
Tameika was the Head Girl of Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools and Deputy Head Girl of the secondary school. She currently studies a Law Degree at Warwick University. She has part-taken in the prestigious Warwick ACS show ‘Afrofest’ as a dancer. She enjoys photography and media and has been volunteering since 2012 in her church in this field. She also has her own photography business and hopes to be a PR and media officer of a society soon.
Kuda is currently working at Commerzbank AG as a degree apprentice, he has been involved in several initiatives leading up to this; including the Monmouth Enterprise targeted at budding financial professionals, the Barclays Beyond Programme and work experience at top financial institutions including Morgan Stanley and Thomson Reuter’s. In his spare time, he loves going to the gym and boxing which helps keep him grounded and disciplined
Richdhin is a current student at Brunel University London studying Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) with Mathematics.
Subsequent to becoming Head Boy at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy, he has taken part in many networking schemes with major firms such as Ernst & Young, Warner Bro. Studios, Google and Accenture. He went on to coordinate many networking events with the mentioned companies for young students within his borough alongside chairing a mentoring scheme.
He enjoys sport and has represented his borough in football tournaments aswell as athletics. In his recreational time, he also loves to code in several programming languages.
Tomisin is reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. She is currently the Junior Events Officer for Oxford African and Caribbean Society.
Myron is a mentor and public speaker in his spare time, helping and advising students about the financial sector and the application process. He was also a 100m and 200m sprinter, representing Middlesex and London and winning a silver medal at English Schools.
Ranyechi is a Comparative Literature student at King’s College London.
She founded ‘Purple Ink’, an online magazine for her school, during her time as Head Girl.
In her spare time, she enjoys writing and is currently interested in Fashion Journalism.
If you are currently or was previously a black head student and you’d like to join the Black Head Student’s Network, visit the ‘Get Involved’ page to apply!