The Alumni

We wish all our alumni the very best with their future endeavours and look forward to keeping in touch!

Daniel Tella

2020/21 grant recipient
LLB Bachelor of Laws

"WEST has given me the zeal to push forward in this difficult time for many people. My first semester was nothing different from how most of us felt: stressed, depressed, different and challenging. However, I (as I am sure with others) had to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and try my best to lift spirits, not drowning them with negativity and disappointments. This semester has been far from an easy road. There are days I would be so perplexed with what was even going on, but I am confident that with WEST’s motivation, self-motivation, and my journey so far, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I encourage all just to smile. Be happy. Be grateful. Encourage self-awareness. Look after each other. Spread love. Glow in goodness! Think of the best in every situation presented. #WESTsupportsBAME #theWESTspirit "

Augustine Kwaw

2020/21 grant recipient
BSc Mental Health Nursing

“I'm honoured to be in receipt of the WEST grant in particular for recognition of my hard work and commitment to improving my community. In a time of uncertainty and an ever growing pressure on people's mental health, there is an increasing demand to improve our awareness of mental wellbeing. The grant stretches far beyond financial gain but more so towards a collaborative working partnership with WEST to create more awareness and provide support to others.”

Sharon Nakiyimba

2020/21 grant recipient
BA Education Studies

"The WEST scholarship is a life changer for those like me that never stop believing BUT continue to achieve at any given opportunity."

Georgina Ramsay

2020/21 grant recipient
MA Comparative Literature and Critical Theories

"I finally completed my MA in Comparative Literature and Critical Theories in September of this year when I submitted my dissertation, a comparative study of literature from both the Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean. Whilst this year has been a challenging one for obvious reasons, it has also been really rewarding and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of the Wilkes Education Scholarship Trust, to whom I am immensely grateful. I wholeheartedly share their commitment to advancing the educational opportunities for Black British students of African and Caribbean heritage, so much so that completing my Master’s degree solidified my decision to pursue a career in teaching."

Kyle Mcadam-Whyte

2021/22 grant recipient
BSc Mathematics

Hannah Lloyd

2020/21 and 2021/22 grants recipient
MPhil Development Studies

“Graduation was one of the proudest days of my life! Just three years prior to this moment I had written in my career plan that I wanted to complete a Masters in International Development at Oxford, knowing that I needed help to make it happen. I’m so grateful to WEST for providing that extra help! I’ve been able to move straight into a role with a Development charity that I would not be able to do without my degree. Day to day, I have the opportunity to challenge colonial narratives and advocate for the dignified representation of people in poverty living in Africa and the Caribbean, just as I’d intended to do. I’m so excited for what the future holds. WEST, again, thank you!”

olubunmi obayomi

2021/22 grant recipient
BA Fashion Textiles and Design


nicolette porter

2021/22 grant recipient
BSc Midwifery

savannah gordon

2021/22 grant recipient
BSc Biochemistry



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