RARE  RISINGSTARS - The UK’s Top 10 Black Students
rare logo

Words from Our Sponsors

Slaughter and May
“We are delighted to continue to be a sponsor of Rare Rising Stars. The publication is a fantastic way of recognising the achievements of extraordinary students and this eighth edition once again highlights the success of the UK’s best black students.”

Natalie Osafo, Associate
Thomson Reuters
“For the last few years I have had the chance to attend Rare Rising Stars and each year I am blown away by the focus and drive these young people display. I often lament to myself what was I like at that age and whether I had the capabilities these young people demonstrate. I would like to think I did, however the platform to be noticed and celebrated didn’t exist so I think this list is needed to shine a spotlight on the hidden and, in some cases, the forgotten talent from BAME communities that are the future of Modern Britain.”

Geoffrey Williams, Director/Head of Diversity & Inclusion UK/EMEA
University of Cambridge
“One of the most powerful ways of encouraging students to fulfil their potential is to show them the extraordinary things that others like them have achieved. Rare Rising Stars is not just a celebration of talented individuals, it is a call to action for the next generation of students to challenge themselves and succeed. The University of Cambridge is delighted to be a sponsor and wishes this year’s Rising Stars the very best as they pursue their ambitions.”

Jon Beard, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment
University of Oxford
“It is so important to recognise and to celebrate the talent, drive and sheer brilliance of the remarkable women and men who are Rare Rising Stars. Having met previous finalists I remain in awe not only of their accomplishments but also of their humility and dedication. They will doubtless go on to be leaders within their chosen fields. Meanwhile, their stories and achievements hold a powerful key to inspire younger students to strive for excellence and to follow their dreams. We are delighted to work with Rare and support their programmes which identify and encourage a richness of talent in the African and Caribbean communities.”

Samina Khan, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach