Nicolle Coote named one of 150 Future Leaders
Earlier this year, final year LLB Law student Nicolle Coote won an award as part of the Future Leaders Organisation and was featured as one of the Top 150 Black Students in the UK.
Future Leaders is an annual publication, which profiles the most outstanding black university students in Britain. It is aimed at secondary school sixth-form, college and university students and is used as a role model guide to inspire and raise attainment. All the students featured are first nominated via a nomination form, those shortlisted are then invited in for an interview and the winners appear in the publication, which comes out every September. Nicolle tells us more…
“In February 2021, I was selected, after application and interview, to be one of 150 Future Leaders in the Future Leaders magazine. This names me as one of the ‘UK’s Most Outstanding African and Caribbean Students’ for 2020/21. This was based on my work as part of the Black Women’s Project, Warwick Bar Society and IELS, where I demonstrated leadership qualities, organised a conference, and hosted the Junior Counsel of the Miller  Case, among other responsibilities.”
Other recipients of the award had done things such as start businesses or charities or volunteered/tutored. “I am now connected to a great networking of Black Future Leaders, and have a place on their mentoring schemes, which gives an opportunity to liaise with current Black Leaders in their respective fields.”
This year the magazine was sponsored by Latham and Watkins, JP Morgan, Linklaters, PWC and many more, meaning Future Leaders are constantly invited to exclusive recruiting events with these firms. Firms are also provided with a copy of the magazine, in order to recruit some of the best Black Students in the UK, so it’s a great opportunity to prove you’re the best candidate.
Nicolle now acts as an ambassador for the scheme. The criteria to apply for the next round is as follows:
· You must be of African and African Caribbean heritage
· You must be under the age of 25
· You must still be a student (no graduates please)
· You must have at least 300 UCAS points made up of a maximum of three A Levels, or IB or BTEC equivalent
· You must be on a current grade average of at least 60 per cent
· You must be able to provide clear examples of when, where and how you have showcased leadership, in roles in and/or outside of university
Deadline: Sunday 4th April 2021