Meet the team

The Trustees and others have come together on a voluntary basis because they believe that this service is important to the BME students who are in Higher Education in the Greater Manchester community and has it's base in Salford. The Trustees have a range of skills and experience which they bring to the organisation.

We will from time to time be looking for other like-minded individuals who would be interested in joining us in our endeavours.

Chair of Trustees
Rev. John Bradbury

John has been the Team Leader at Farnworth Baptist Church since March 2005, and holds a master’s degree in Missional Leadership. He has helped the church redevelop it's building and expanding it's work in the local community because of his successful fundraising and grant applications. John's previous work in youth and adult education as a quality manager for a large national training provider and an inspector of training with the Adult Learning Inspectorate brings a wealth of experience to his trustee role; he also has ten years’ experience in retail management.

John is married with two children, is a keen hill walker, enjoys good food and movies.

Trustee

Kelly Samuel

Kelly works as a Mental Health Practitioner in the NHS and is qualified in homeopath and Social Work after studying at the University of Salford. She is currently enrolled on a post-graduate course in applied psychiatry at the University of Manchester. She has also contributed to the latest edition of NICE guidelines. Consequently, she knows from experience the importance of seizing educational opportunities in life, and that being a stranger in a strange land imposes extra challenges on students.

 

Trustee

Ade Arogundade

A business management consultant, accountant and community leader. Ade’s working career covers all sectors of the economy but predominantly with large Third Sector and local authority organisations. Ade set up his first firm in 2002 in Greenwich, London.

He is currently a governor of a specialist business school in Manchester and is also the current Chairman of Nigerian Community Manchester.

Ade also has previous experience of serving as a trustee of charitable organisations and as a member of the board of governors of a primary school in London.

 

Director and CEO

Dr Oladimeji K Ojerinola PhD, MNIM, FNIMN, MICIArb

Before his current role as Education and Recruitment Consultant, he worked and consulted for many public and private organisations in the UK and Nigeria. His academic background is Quantity Surveying with an MSc in Housing Development and Management, and he obtained his Doctorate from the University of Salford, in Construction and Project Management.

Further to his commitment to developing BME students and professionals in the higher education sector for effective participation and contribution to the UK economy. Oladimeji is a member of the British Council Trained Certified Education Agents and Advisors for international students. Representing several UK education providers in their local and overseas recruitment activities. He has successfully mentored international undergraduate and postgraduate students, at various stages of their career. He is passionate about capacity building, career development & employability and inclusive communities.  

Trustee

Dr Peter Adegoke

He has a background in Chemical Engineering.

With an MSc degree in Pollution and Environmental Control and a PhD degree in Environmental Management and Engineering from Universities in the UK. He is currently rounding up a Master’s degree in education (M.Ed).

Peter has extensive experience as a researcher and educationalist, and has experience in providing supplementary education services especially to young people through various opportunities.

'We know it is possible to meet and overcome challenges, especially if someone extends a helping hand. We wish you every success in your studies in the UK, and remember we are here to assist you with help and advice, should you need it. '