Celebrating Strathclyde Black Students, Past and Present

Mandela Auditorium, Strath Union,


Strathclyde Students’ Union


Black History Month
Celebrating Strathclyde Black Students, Past and Present

This is a panel discussion between students and Alumni of Strathclyde. We'll hear from panelists about their experiences studying at Strathclyde and beyond.

Come and be inspired by our seasoned speakers:

1. Abel Aboh – Strathclyde Alumnus. 

Abel is a Data Management Leader with the Bank of England and Board Member, Data lab Scotland Innovation Centre. In 2022, he was appointed by the Scottish Minister of Education to the West Lothian College Board of Governors. Abel is the Chair of the West Lothian Community Race Forum (WLCRF), a group responsible for race and racial awareness and understanding across the community. He is passionate about education, young people, diversity, inclusion, social and global mobility, and technology. He believes education, representation, data, artificial intelligence, technology can play a key role in shaping the opportunities for young people

2. Chukwuebuka Ugwu – Strathclyde Alumnus. 

Chukwuebuka is an experienced project maanagement professional and the Senor Development Project Manager, SSEN Transmission; STEM Ambassador. He has been involved at various levels delivering low carbon infrastructure across the UK. He is also a STEM Ambassador, engaging the future generations about opportunities within STEM and Electricity Transmission. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, and discovering new places.

3. Chizulum Ifezulike – Strathclyde Student.

Chizulum is a 4th year Economics and Business Enterprise student at the University of Strathclyde. She has won the Department of Economics prize for the Best Overall Performance student in Economics for two consecutive years, 2022 and 2023. She has been awarded one of UK’s top 150 Future Leaders for 2023/24. She has a huge passion for Economics, and she aspires to be a strong role model for the Black Community.

4. Ashanti Magoma - Strathclyde Student.

Ashanti is a 4th year Mechanical Engineering Student who has invested in sustainability through her current climate activism with the Greenardors Climate Group and her role as President of Engineers Without Borders Strathclyde. As an East African woman of Scottish heritage, Ashanti is also interested in how race, ethnicity, and gender intersect with the Scottish student experience, and recently, she ran a joint campaign for BAME Rep at the university this past March with the slogan ‘No BAME are the SAME’. She is happy to be a ‘Strathclyder’.

Discussion will be facilitated by Chioma Wodu, President of Nigeria Society, University of Strathclyde, and followed by Q&A from the audience.