BME Mentors

The BME mentor scheme has been set up by your BME Officer, Waleed Malik. The aim of the scheme is to create a network of students who can provide support to their peers by listening, signposting and sharing their own experiences.

Meet our mentors

Gerald Tan, Law (2nd year)

I would like to be a mentor as I understand from personal experience that the first year at university can be a daunting and overwhelming one, and I aim to share my experiences which will hopefully ease the process for some first year students.

Safia Ahmadzai, Sociology (3rd year)

I wanted to become a mentor because I have been mentored before and understand how invaluable a mentor's advice and knowledge can be. Furthermore, as some who identifies as BAME, I understand how isolating and scary it can be being a minority within in a predominantly white university. I would like to show other BAME students how best to utilise the resources and expertise available to them. We have been given an amazing opportunity, to study at a world-renowned university, very few people like us (BAME) are ever granted, therefore we should make the most of that opportunity (whilst of course having lots of fun).

Sakshi Kabra, Actuarial Science (2nd year)

I would like to be a mentor to help make anyone's crazy rollercoaster ride that university is, more about fun than fear!

Bhadra Sreejith, Government and Economics (3rd year)

Having a mentor in my first year would have helped me immensely in knowing how to take advantage of all the opportunities the LSE has to offer. I hope to "be the change I want to see": ask me about societies, academics, or when the best time to look for a flat is (!)

Tamanna Moushumi, Politics and International Relations (3rd year)

I am currently the Union Chair of LSE Student Union’s executive sabbatical body. Some of my hobbies include fine dining, travelling, watching the theatre and shopping. I’ve sat on four different society committees and love being part of the Students' Union at LSE. I’m really passionate to do my best to help others on this mentoring scheme, having encountered much of the dialogue regarding BME, during my time at LSE.

Zulum Elumogo, Social Policy with Government (3rd year)

I have decided to become a Mentor in order to help other students maximise their potential during their time as an LSE student. I want others to thrive and find their rhythm. Hopefully I can empower this through giving some advice and wisdom I’ve picked up during my various roles and involvements during my time.