Queens at King's Feature | Deborah Olubiyi

A few of the King's College London females featured [Left to Right] | Meg Zeenat Wamithi - Tolu Akinboboye - Sainab Nuh - Michaela Adama - Deborah Olubiyi | Captured by Reminiscence Photography

What is the #QueensAtKings campaign?

Queens at King’s is a project that follows on from the popular #BlackMenAtKingsCollegeLondon campaign that was released in May 2017. As a result of the campaign, there was lots of great feedback and many prospective students were left inspired and commited to achieve great things both within and outside academia. The overall aim of the Queens at King's project is to highlight the exceptional work that Black female students are doing in and around their community, while studying at King's.

Deborah's Thoughts

Honoured to be a part of the King's College London African Caribbean Society #QueensAtKings project. As I am growing and learning more about myself, I am becoming more aware of my strengths and weaknesses which has helped me to know where to channel my efforts. I work hard to ensure that my efforts are directed in areas where my strengths can be enhanced and complimented, and as a result, I see a positive impact in the lives of the people/places where I serve.

When observing people who seem to be doing 'very well' for themselves, there is a tendency to dissociate yourself from the greatness that another person is walking in, but, I encourage you not feel overwhelmed by the great things people in our generation are achieving but rather for you to look deeper into yourself and find the key gifts God has placed in you so you can start walking in your purpose. Let this ignite a fire in you to start being the best you can be. No more pity parties. In order for a jigsaw puzzle to be complete, all the pieces must firstly, be present and ultimately fit together. The World needs your part of the jigsaw. 

8 Tips To Get Through An Exam Season

Tip 1 | Assess your workload

Be sure to assess how much work you really need to get through. There's nothing worse than having a blurry vision of how much content you need to sift through and having a grey cloud of pressure hanging over your head. Be clear and precise on what you need to do and how you want to get it done. 

What I'm Reading This Week #2

1 | Vanessa Kingori Interview on Vogue - Vanessa sheds light on her career, navigating the business aspect of the fashion industry and how you can make your mark.

2 | Harvard Business Review: How Women Can Develop & Promote Their Personal Brand

3 | Jeannie Mai 8 Personal Branding Lessons

4 | Launch of the Global Institute of Women's Leadership at King's College London - a small buzz of excitement lit up in me this week when I saw that a new institute is being launched at my University which is centered around promoting gender equality, women in leadership and female empowerment.

5 | Mission vs. Purpose

6 | PwC Personal Brand Workbook - I've been slowly working my way through this PDF document and it has proven to be helpful so far.

7 | How to Stay God-Focused Everyday

8 | New Frontiers: Meet British Vogue’s May 2018 Cover Stars

9 | Totally inspired by people making an impact in society, particularly in regards to social mobility. Check out my friend Victoria's work - She Who Excels 2018 Victoria Azubuike

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