Sajida (BA Theology, 2002) was awarded the Young Alumna of the Year award in 2007, for her inspiring work in the community with Birmingham Citizens.
Birmingham Citizens is a collective of member institutions including mosques, churches, trade unions, schools and other community institutions that are committed to working together for the common good and helping local communities bring change to their neighbourhoods. Sajida is a professional organiser and Chief Executive for Birmingham Citizens, helping to bring these diverse groups together to improve the quality of life for Birmingham's residents.
Before joining Birmingham Citizens, Sajida worked as an English teacher and in 2003, at the age of 23, became Birmingham’s youngest Head of Faculty in English. She is also involved in leadership development work with many youth and community organisations.
To add to her impressive list of achievements, Sajida is a keen footballer and played professionally for seven years.