University: University of Oxford
Major: Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Languages: Urdu, French
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Biography: My name is Rabii Malik and I am an Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and a Moritz-Heyman scholar studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Anne’s College at the University of Oxford. My family is originally from Pakistan, and I was born in Germany and raised in Hounslow, West London. I am passionate about politics, education and finance.
At school I was privileged enough to receive scholarships to attend summer schools at Eton College, Yale University, UCL and LSE. Despite the fact that my school did not have a debating club, I was able to hone my public speaking skills by participating in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative where I won £9,000 to subsidise extra-curricular activities for students from low-income backgrounds. I also represented the UK at the G7 Youth Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Hiroshima as the male delegate with the support of the British Council
In Sixth Form, I was deputy headboy and also gave a talk at the TedxYouth Hounslow Conference. I was further able to secure internships with both Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Deutsche Bank as well as a place at the McKinsey Leadership Academy. At University, I have continued my involvement with public speaking as an elected member of the Oxford Union’s Secretary’s Committee where I helped to organise over 20 events and was selected to give a paper speech on the motion ‘This House Believes that Oxbridge is Failing Britain’ in the first debate of term.
I am currently the Access Officer of the Islamic Society where we are working to host the first OUISoc Access Conference this September. I am also the IT Officer of the Pakistan Society, Black and Minority Ethnic Rep for both my college and the Student Union’s Class Act Campaign and a college ambassador for the First-Gen Society.
I am looking for further opportunities in consulting and investment banking and using a career in these fields to better understand the financial systems and how businesses operate. In the long term, I would like to undertake an MBA/MPA programme and leverage these experiences to build a career in impact investing, development and politics, both in the UK and in Pakistan.