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Ceylon Hickman

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Having graduated in the summer of 2017 with a degree in Human, Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, I’ve been working in football since September and started at The FA’s Further Education partner, AoC Sport. I’ve since moved to the education charity, Football Beyond Borders where I’m Head of Volunteering and Social Action. At FBB we use football to create a more equal and inclusive society in which young people from low income backgrounds have the opportunity to develop the skills, attitude and character to succeed in education, work and public life.

Whilst at Cambridge, I was elected President of King’s College Student Union and successfully led a campaign to become the first Cambridge college to install gender neutral toilets. Working with young people has always been a passion of mine and I spent a lot of time visiting schools in the North East of England as a Cambassador, to introduce University as an option in areas with traditionally low progression to Higher Education.

“As a trustee of Step Up To Serve, I’m eager to elevate the voices of the young people I work with daily across London. Many of the young people on our programmes come from low-income backgrounds and are traditionally underrepresented at governance level: it is their voices that will inject energy and diversity into the national conversation around social action.”