Young Leaders Panel: Dylan Kawende

Dylan is an incoming Law student with Senior Status at Cambridge University, having previously read BSc History and Philosophy of Science at University College London (UCL). He is formerly a Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholar and an Amos Bursary Scholar, both were established to address the under-representation of young British men of African and Caribbean heritage in education and the professions. Dylan’s scholarships with these organisations have led to internships in leading firms, including a placement in New York. As the son of Congolese-Rwandan immigrants, Dylan understands the challenges that young migrants face. His crowdfunding campaign - #GetDyl2Cambridge - has been featured in the Times, Legal Cheek and BBC. Among his many accomplishments Dylan was elected as the first black president of UCL Law for All (LfA) Society.

Dylan emphasises that young migrants must develop confidence in order to succeed: “With time and training, I have learned to celebrate my cultural roots, to confidently wear the complexity of who I am and to carry myself with dignity no matter the environment.”



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