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Osaro Otobo


Osaro worked as a Consulting Fellow for Halpin for over a year before joining as a full-time Consultant in September 2021. Already a familiar name to many of Halpin’s clients, she has completed reviews with a growing number of institutions including the Universities of Sunderland, Manchester, Liverpool, Exeter, Durham and Sussex.

In 2020, Osaro researched and authored Halpin’s research project ‘UK Universities’ Response to Black Lives Matter’ and chaired a follow-up webinar. In 2022 Osaro joined the Halpin team as researcher and project manager, working with Unite Students on a landmark project examining Black students’ experiences of university accommodation. This significant piece of work continues to live on and deliver impact.

Osaro is currently a Trustee at the British Youth Council and serves as Deputy Chair, working alongside fellow Trustees and staff to help young people make social and political change.

From lived experiences, she created the ‘Make Diversity Count’ campaign, which is calling for all UK organisations to have transparent and effective anti-discrimination policies and procedures for long-term change.

While studying at the University of Hull for her undergraduate and Masters degrees, she was elected for three successive years to work in the best interests of students: she was a postgraduate student Trustee and a two-term President at Hull University Students’ Union (HUSU). She was their first ever Black woman President, and the first Black two-term President at HUSU.