Five Leicester students feature in The Tabs Future 100 list
Five Leicester students have appeared in The Tab's Future 100, a definitive list of women at UK universities who are set to achieve incredible things in the future - with four of our students featuring in the top 10.
The list, supported by Barclays, has been voted for by 215,841 students to help celebrate the achievements of young women across the country.
Izzy Woolrych, President of the Theatre Society came second in the poll, receiving 5,023 votes. The entry champions her work with the society, which includes directing the first musical to be performed at Leicester in 14 years, writing the Theatre Society Constitution and involvement in writing welfare guidelines for the University. Izzy has also completed voluntary work in mental health care homes and psychiatric facilities and spend six weeks in Sri Lanka on a mental health placement.
Uzma Khan, President of Leicester's Paksoc, is featured as third in the list, receiving 4,837 votes. She is lauded for her work in encouraging growth within the society by forging connections with other Paksocs accross the country and other societies within the University. Uzma is also Co-Founder and Co-Manager of a student events company, Omni Events, and last year volunteered abroad at a refugee camp through Muslim Hands.
Rachel Roberts, Director of the Miscarriage of Justice Project at Leicester, is fourth on the list, receiving 4,675 votes. She won the Norton Rose Fulbright GP Challenge in 2016 and as Director of the University's Miscarriage of Justice Project, supports prisoners who have maintained their innocence and may have been wrongfully convicted. Rachel is currently the Front of House Manager for the Theatre society, and will be Publicity and Marketing Manager next year.
Victoria Adeyi, came eighth on the poll, after receiving 3,246 votes for her research into indigenous communities. The entry praises Victoria's work on community development in Fiji before she started at Leicester. She is currently writing her dissertation about the Western perceptions of such populations, and has even spoken in front of the Royal Geographic Society and won their Gap Scholarship Award. Victoria is now a Geography Ambassador for the RGS, promoting geography and higher education to young people around the country.
Alisha Bains, Vice President of Leicester's Management Society, is featured at 92 in the list. As well as her work within the Management Society, Alisha is also the Treasurer of the ChildReach Society, and has worked with National Citizen Service for the past two years.