From the block to the bank: the combination to unlock your potential

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Jamala Osman

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Jamala Osman tells her life story: overcoming challenging circumstances to take action and charge of her future. She describes her journey of “spiralling into control”, and how music helped her pursue and find her alternative life.

Having had a difficult start to life, her dramatic turnaround inspired her to create pathways and programmes for other struggling individuals to help break down barriers. Winner of Great Britain and Ireland’s Young Citizen Award for 2018, and a TEDx London speaker, Jamala is on a mission to help bridge the gap between young talent and organisations.

Jamala is a 25-year-old social entrepreneur and former bank manager at Barclays plc. She was one of the youngest bank managers in the country and was tasked with running her first branch at the age of 21.

A Black History Month 2019 event at Oxford Brookes.