Your Student Representatives are responsible for bringing the student voice to the Executive Committee Meetings and organising Student Activities, including conferences and events that are tailored to students’ needs. Your Student Representatives are:
Bukola is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET) at The Open University, UK, where she explores the perspectives and practices of families around schooling in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Her broader research interests include rural teaching; parental involvement; school leadership and management; and technical and vocation education and training in developing contexts. Prior to The Open University, Bukola led the research activities of international education interventions in various countries through the generation, review, processing and analysis of complex data; designed and implemented interventions; and advocated for effective public service delivery with high-level government stakeholders. Her experience spans Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and North America.
Surya is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. His current engagement with educational research builds on his experience as a teacher, teacher educator, and non-profit leader in India. Through Flourishing Minds Foundation, an organisation he founded in 2011, he runs a free, learning centre in rural Maharashtra for children and families from marginalised communities. Along with this grassroots work, he has engaged extensively with the larger educational ecosystem – schools, government bodies, multinational agencies, and NGOs – to enrich the research-practice interaction. Currently, his research work is focused on mental health and education in the Global South. He is from Assam, India.
Emma is a PhD candidate in the Department of Education and a Research Associate at the Centre of Applied Human Rights at the University of York. Her work focuses on higher education and marginalised groups and the protection of knowledge. She is particularly interested in collaborative research approaches and digital storytelling. Emma has been a member of BAICE since 2015 and co-convened the BAICE conference in 2018.