SOEL and Forum for International Development (FIRD) have a unique relationship. In partnership with FIRD, SOEL has organised a number of seminars in order to broaden the mindset of our students, imparting core British values and preparing them for the business world. We have had speakers including Sadiq Khan (now Mayor of London), Rana Mashood Khan (Minister of Education, Punjab), Khalid Mahmood MP, Lord Nazir Ahmed, Lord Qurban Hussain and Bishop Rumal Shah (Bishop Emeritius of Peshawar). Other speakers include Lady Caroline Richards (founder, Afghan Appeal Fund and wife of former Chief of Defence Stand Lord Richards, Dr. A. Tebbe (Rector FC College). Through these esteemed guests and seminars we have covered topics such as democracy, entrepreneurship, radicalisation and terrorism, redevelopment, rule of law, motivation, higher education, judicial activism and more. You can visit FIRD here.