James Frater is the recipient of the main medical Akindole Scholarship Award

AB scholar James, is a medical student at King’s College London (KCL), who is currently completing an intercalated Management degree at Imperial College London. Outside of this, he works hard to make sure that he can widen access to university to as many students as possible. During his time at King’s – in his capacity as the African & Caribbean Society President, as a student ambassador and as a Widening Participation intern – he has worked to create spaces for students to feel comfortable and for them to feel represented.

James is also a speaker and consultant for schools who need help with student engagement and attainment. For his work, he has been recognised as one of the most outstanding students in the UK by Future Leaders, Rare Recruitment and The Association of Jamaican Nationals, as well as recognition awards from the Amos Bursary  Kings College London.

James’ long-term goal is to be in a position where he can positively transform healthcare and education throughout the Caribbean, starting with Jamaica.

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