Khalid Walid

2023 Khalid photo large18 years old, from Kenya, attending the University of Birmingham, UK. Khalid was awarded a Beacon Scholarship for University in May 2023.

Khalid is studying towards a BSc in Human Neuroscience. Prior to that he attended Brookhouse School, Kenya where he gained  A*AB in his A-levels.

Khalid is a talented sportsman: he has represented his country in swimming, and was on his school football, athletics, and swimming teams. He enjoys debate and was active on the school debate team as a researcher; he directed the school production of ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ and is a keen chess player, also representing his school.

Khalid is already demonstrating his leadership credentials: his leadership positions to date include Senior House Captain and Swimming Captain. He is self-driven and motivated, encourages others to try new things and leads by example.

Khalid has been involved in a project to refurbish classrooms in a local school; and when at home, regularly volunteered at three children's homes. He also led a youth group at his mosque to mobilise food resources for disadvantaged families in Western Kenya. 


Beacon Workshop Participation 

As a new Beacon Scholar, Khalid spoke about his experience of service to date, in particular his work with homeless children in his community and also his fundraising for people affected by famine in western Kenya.