Oxford graduates establish black alumni network

first_imgA group of black Oxford graduates have set up a network to encourage more black teenagers to apply to Oxford.The Oxford Black Alumni Network, which has over 200 members, also aims to alleviate the lack of black people in high-profile jobs.The network states that it is aware that “many negative perceptions persist about accessing and studying at the University of Oxford and other elite higher education institutions… [and] are determined to work against the disadvantages that hold many back.”Naomi Kellman, the network’s co-chair, who graduated with a PPE degree in 2011, said: “There is still a concern among black students that if they apply they might be the only one — they might think Oxford is not for ‘people like me’.“But we want to show that’s not true. There is a long history of black students at Oxford doing well and being happy.”Samuel Gebreselassie, another PPE graduate said: “By increasing the visibility of role models for younger people, we hope this campaign will demonstrate that Oxford is a place where people from diverse backgrounds can belong and thrive.”In 2016 only 45 offers were made to black students out of around 3,200 undergraduate places – a proportion of 1.4%.last_img read more

Antonio ‘can’t look at son’ after FIFA loss to Sessegnon and now faces forfeit

first_imgThe winger joked of a “broken controller” after being taken apart on the video game, leaving him “unable to look his son in the face”.It is fair to say the scoreline didn’t tell the whole story as Tottenham had two penalties saved and hit the woodwork on course to the win.Sessegnon even showed how much of an impact Jose Mourinho’s tactics are having on his approach to the game, having just 49 per cent of the ball but still grabbing the victory and clean sheet.Although the wide-man didn’t get on the scoresheet with his own virtual player, instead it was Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura bagging the goals.But while Sessegnon was the clear victor, there was also a worthy cause involved with player agency USM, who represent both players, donating £1,000 to the mental health charity MIND.Viewers flocked to watch the action unfold on Twitch and Antonio appeared on Instagram afterwards to discuss the result.FULL-TIME STATSScore: Spurs 2-0 West HamShots: 15-2Tackles: 15-12Pass Accuracy: 94%-86%Possession: 49%-51%Shots on target: 13-2Fouls: 0-3Corners: 1-12 Two first-half goals earned the win for SessegnonHe stated: “I’m really disappointed in myself. I want to say sorry to all the West Ham fans out there who watched me play. It was embarrassing. I am better than that. I don’t even know what to say.”I can’t look at my son. I almost lied to him [about the score].”I’m going to be better next time. There’s going to be a next time and I will be better. I’m going to do some serious training now.”As per the pre-game bet, Antonio must now don a Spurs shirt in an excruciating forfeit for the Hammers star, 29.He has also insisted on a rematch amid football’s shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.Writing on Twitter, Antonio remarked: “ABSOLUTELY GUTTED! Was embarrassing out there today and I’m way better than that. The passing was off, shooting was bad and couldn’t tackle. I think it’s clear what’s happened…”My controller must have been broken. I’LL BE BACK.”Addressing his fans, Sessegnon felt the two-goal margin could have been far more significant.Michail Antonio uses Playstation remote to exercise with as he train’s at home to Rocky theme tunelatest football newsTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossThe 19-year-old told his followers: “I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for coming live on Twitch to watch me and Michail play a FIFA London derby.”I think it was a very very well deserved win, it could have been more but we’ll take what I can.”And thank you USM for donating £1,000 for the charity MIND.” FOOTBALL fans may be lamenting the absence of their beloved game but Michail Antonio and Ryan Sessegnon brought some much needed respite on Friday evening – with the Tottenham man coming out on top.A London derby showdown between the pair on FIFA 20 resulted in a 2-0 win for Spurs which will result in a humiliating forfeit for West Ham’s Antonio.2 Michail Antonio was beaten 2-0 by Ryan Sessegnon in West Ham vs Spurs FIFA matchABSOLUTELY GUTTED! Was embarrassing out there today and I’m way better than that. The passing was off, shooting was bad and couldn’t tackle. I think it’s clear what’s happened………… my controller must have been broken 👀👀👀👀👀👀 I’LL BE BACK 💪🏾 #FifaLondonDerby pic.twitter.com/4wq4Fk4CCQ— Michail Antonio (@Michailantonio) March 20, 2020last_img read more