London Deputy Mayor and former OSFC and University of Oxford student Munira Mirza returned to College on 3 November to meet with some of this year’s Oxbridge applicants and discuss her experiences of the selection process and study at Oxbridge.
Munira, also a former Breezehill pupil, left OSFC in 1996 when she went on to Mansfield College Oxford to read English Language & Literature, graduating in 1999. She has worked for a range of organisations including the Royal Society of Art, the Tate and the think tank Policy Exchange, has taught and lectured at various universities and completed a PhD in Sociology at the University of Kent in 2008. Munira’s current role, as Deputy to London Mayor Boris Johnson, is to advise and lead on the construction, development and delivery of policy and strategy to meet the Mayor’s priorities in relation to culture and education.
Principal Jayne Clarke said
“We’re delighted that Munira was keen to come back in to College and share her experiences of Oxbridge with current students with similar aspirations. Having the opportunity to listen to Munira’s story was invaluable and will definitely help our students with the challenging selection process involved. We’re really grateful to Munira for giving up her time for this session.”