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Pathway to Success 2022

Pathway to Success 2022 Applications are now open!


Operation Black Vote, in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government and Magdalen College and the House of Commons, is delighted to announce our Pathway to Success 5-day residential Leadership Programme at the University of Oxford to nurture the country’s future Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic leaders.

In 2019 and 2021, participants were able to engage with a variety of outstanding academics, top thinkers and experienced practitioners who have been at the top of the political game, including political philosopher Professor Jonathan Wolff, negotiations expert Associate Professor Emily Jones, former special advisor to the UK Prime Minister Nick Timothy and former US presidential campaign strategist Parag Mehta.

Who is eligible?

We are looking for 30 dynamic Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals with a keen interest in making a real and positive difference to society. You will have a minimum of five years work or voluntary experience and an ambition to enter Parliament or other UK institutions within 12 months.

What does the Programme comprise of?

The Programme will be a five-day residential (from the evening of Sunday 4th September to Friday 9th September) at the University of Oxford, Magdalen College as well as visits to Westminster, London and Oxford City. The Programme also includes a nine-month mentorship opportunity. There is no fee for this Programme.

When is the deadline?

If you are interested in applying for the Programme, please download and complete the application form, and return it to by midnight, Sunday 6th March 2022.

Please download the application pack here:

Programme Outline

Application Form

For further details or enquiries, please contact us:

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