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Naureen Abubacker

Naureen Abubacker

Volunteering Partnerships Manager


Naureen is the Volunteering Partnerships Manager within the Service Team at King’s College London and is responsible for building meaningful partnerships with local community organisations, ensuring that opportunities to work in partnership are mutually beneficial for all involved.

Naureen joined King’s in 2018, where she led the development of the universities flagship programme the Civic Leadership Academy, a unique social mobility programme intended to improve the future opportunities of under-represented learners at King’s by supporting them to develop core skills that will enable them to become highly employable, civically minded and engaged citizens. Through this work, she worked in collaboration with local community organisations to support them in developing a pipeline of talent with a particularly focus on under-represented groups as well as working in partnership to identify ways in students could meaningfully contribute to the impact of their work.

Throughout her career, has been committed to empowering under-represented young people and adults to access educational opportunities. She began her career as a Programme Coordinator for The Access Project, where she focused her energy on empowering young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply for top universities, by providing practical and insight information about higher education. Before joining King’s, Naureen developed an award-winning outreach programme (The Compass Project) for adult forced migrants at Birkbeck, University of London, and developed sustainable pathways that supported learners in accessing educational opportunities despite the systemic barriers they faced.