ACT - The Association of Christian Teachers
for Christians working in education
Naomi Kellman and her team at Target Oxbridge have helped 81 black students to gain places at either Oxford or Cambridge universities. She tells Marisa Bate about her experiences during her own education It was in part thanks to David Cameron that 27-year-old Naomi Kellman launched Target Oxbridge in 2012, a programme that coaches black African and Caribbean students to get into Oxford and Cambridge universities. In 2011, the then Prime Minister had said that “only one black person went to Oxford last year”. He was wrong, however. The statistics obtained via a freedom of information request by the Labour MP David Lammy the year before had found an intake of 27 black students, including one “black Caribbean” student. Not a great number, but more than one.