RARE  RISINGSTARS 2014 The UK’s Top 10 Black Students
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Tom Chigbo

The Judges


Tom Chigbo

Tom Chigbo is a former No.1 Rare Rising Star and appeared in the publication three times in a row before joining the panel as a judge.

In 2010, Tom became Cambridge University�s first black Students� Union President, representing 20,000 students. During his tenure he was able to secure �35,000 of university funding for the first ever Student Advice Service in Cambridge.

After graduating from Cambridge with a bachelor�s degree in Geography, Tom completed an MA in Community Organising at Queen Mary University of London. He is now a Community Organiser for South London Citizens, working with an allegiance of faith, education and civic institutions in the borough of Lambeth. The alliance develops the leadership of ordinary people and campaigns for the common good in communities. Before becoming a professional Organiser in 2011, Tom had a year�s experience with Citizens UK, working with The East London Communities Organisation, North London Citizens and the Money Mentors financial literacy campaign.