Ollie Akinboro

Having completed her GCSE’s at George Green School in London, Ollie joined Rugby in the sixth form..  A degree in Biological Chemistry at Sheffield nurtured her passion for medicine, and she is now studying for a Post-Graduate Medical Degree at Liverpool University.  Ollie often makes time for our events and has returned to talk about the Arnold Foundation and also encourage others to apply.

One thing I learnt from Rugby is that academics were important, but so was developing yourself as a well-rounded individual with so much more to offer the world than just good grades. I knew I’d always wanted to do medicine, but I was also keen to get out into the real world, learn more about myself, mature, work and appreciate life and all it had to offer. So I did just that. I spent a couple of years working, travelling, experiencing the world and gaining a new appreciation for how far I’d come.

I’m very proud to have been part of the Arnold Foundation and still give back in whatever way I can, whenever I can. The Arnold Foundation is much more than tuition. It changes lives, changes perspectives, changes aspirations and open doors that would otherwise remain shut.