Born in Greenwich and raised in Thamesmead, Ray left Dartford Grammar School in 2016 to pursue a BA in Human Sciences at Wadham College, Oxford. As an undergraduate Ray was an outspoken campaigner and active student journalist. In 2018 he served as Co-Chair of the Oxford University Labour Club. In 2019 he was elected Vice-President (Access and Academic Affairs) of the Oxford University Student Union. As the student body’s primary representative on academic issues and educational access Ray helped introduce a landmark refugee scholarship, got the university to set targets for closing the gender attainment gap, and successfully lobbied for a final grade ‘safety net’ for students affected by the pandemic. Now that his term of office has come to an end, Ray is looking forward to making a positive contribution towards tackling educational disadvantage in his role as Trustee.
Trustee 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2024.