Mohamed Abdelrhman is the fourth AGM Randeree Scholarship beneficiary in 2020

I am delighted and humbled to have been awarded the 2020 AGM Randeree Scholarship. This will contribute to, not only my personal development, but my intellectual development, by allowing me to be converse with both colleagues and academics with a keen interest in their field.

Having spent time working for both the Civil Service and a consulting firm, I have realised that my passion lies within my area of undergraduate expertise in Economics. Specifically, the field of development economies allowed me to focus on ways to improve development of low-income countries around the world. The impact that this has on many diasporas within the British Muslim communities that I have seen first-hand is what continues to drive my passion, as there is a significant relationship between the attributes of those regions and those of the respective British communities.

I have therefore opted to read the MPhil in Development studies, as I feel as though it will equip me with the necessary tools to help me explore potential pitfalls within the current system of development for British Muslims, as well as ways to prevent these and improve them in the future.