An ex Notre Dame student, Shamim Miah, has been named Young Achiever of the Year at the British Muslim Awards.
Shamim attended Notre Dame from 2011 to 2013 and studied for A Levels in Sociology, Politics and History. He is now studying Law at University.
He has been a Member of the UK Youth Parliament since being elected in February 2014, after voting by 180,000 young people in Leeds. The organisation lets 11-18 year olds across the country democratically elect their representatives.
This year, Shamim was elected as lead speaker for Yorkshire and the Humber to put a motion forward for a campaign to tackle racism and religious discrimination in the UK. He spoke so passionately that his Youth Parliament colleagues adopted it as a UK-wide campaign. He said: “It has been an honour to represent the young people of Leeds for the past two years at the forefront of the political system in the House of Commons, and to be recognised as a young Muslim achiever is a success in itself.”
Congratulations Shamim from everyone at Notre Dame!