Divine Adegbie

Divine Adegbie is a 5th Year Medical Student studying at University College London.

Throughout her life she has constantly sought to nurture and hone her leadership ability,courageously stepping up to various leadership roles. In High school, after noticing the need for more support for Medicine applicants, she set up a Medical society, inviting Doctors into the school to inspire fellow students and organising weekly journal clubs.

In her second year of Medical school as president of the UCL Gospel society, whilst trying to balance her role with the demands of studying for very tough exams, she motivated her team to organise very successful and well-received events throughout the year.

Divine received a first class for her 3rd year iBSc research project in Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, attaining a BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences with Anatomy. Passionate about undertaking research, Divine has sought various opportunities to partake in research, participating in Audits and training in world-class research labs. She was recently able to present her work at a National conference, and had a letter to the editor published in a leading journal. She has been fortunate to receive a number of awards in recognition of her academic achievement such as the Dean’s Merit award, Akindolie Medical Scholarship, and the HSBC Future Leaders award.

A trained Christian mentor, and passionate about youth outreach, she leads various community initiatives for young people, leading a group of over 50 young people between the ages of 18-25 as part of a church initiative, and also leading a team of women in a mentoring programme for young girls between the ages of 13-18.

Enthusiastic about reaching out to the next generation, Divine has held various roles which enable her to do so as former Outreach Coordinator of the National Students Association for Medical Research committee, and volunteering in a range of outreach events which encourage access to Medicine such as UCL Target Medicine:BECOME and Team Blueprint’s Bridging the Gap event.

Divine has taught disadvantaged young children how to debate, and volunteered long-term with disabled children for Spectrum. In highschool Divine’s dedication to the community was recognised by the presentation of the Gold Community Award for her volunteering efforts such as singing to the elderly, tutoring children with dyslexia in her spare time and volunteering in a nursing home.

A skilled pianist and singer, she has performed to audiences of over 50,000 at the London Excel centre, and Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms under the Young Musician’s Programme with the National Youth choir, and recently released a debut single which has been well-received.