Oxford student Anita Okunde, Sheldonian Theatre
Oxford student Anita Okunde, Sheldonian Theatre

Oxford students recognised as 2023-24 Future Leaders

Anita Okunde is a second year PPE student at Magdalen College and has been recognised in the 2023-24 edition of Future Leaders. The annual publication recognises 150 of the most outstanding Black university students in Britain, acting as a way to inspire and raise attainment across the UK.

Anita has recently worked on the Target Oxbridge Spring Residential, is the 2023-24 Vice President of Oxford African and Caribbean Society (ACS), and studies PPE at Magdalen College.

We caught up with Anita to hear more about the experience, and what's next for her:

How does it feel to be in the Top four of the 2023-2024 Future Leaders list?

"It feels great to have been awarded such a prestigious title, number four is definitely a big deal and I’m super stoked about being honoured in such a way, it was a beautiful ceremony."

Outside of your studies, what will you be working on/involved with this academic year?

"Outside my studies I will continue with my extracurricular responsibilities as ACS Vice President and union socio-economic officer, as well as continue working on a campaign to encourage younger generations to vote which has been such a rewarding experience."

What are you hoping to do once you’ve graduated?

"After I graduate I would love to work in politics to help shape laws, in particular climate policy, and further developing Africa."

Read the latest Future Leaders publication online, finding Anita on page 53. Two other Oxford students also feature - Sam Bankole (page 67) and Franceska Tchapdeu (page 68). The publication also includes a foreword from Oxford's Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Samina Khan, on page 9.