Farrah Barber

Mentor, Founder at Uniformed

Justice, Security and Sustainability

I'm Farrah, originally from Stoke and now living in London, and have studied/lived abroad in Germany and Singapore.

I was a first-gen university student that won bursaries and awards to study at the University of St Andrews and Oxford, and read a range of subjects including International Relations, Economics, Russian, and Computational Social Science.

Since then, I've founded and run a charity that provides school uniforms to disadvantaged families, and am volunteering for the Business in the Community network to support economic regeneration in the North.

Professionally, I begun my career as a software engineering intern at Goldman Sachs, Internet and Technology Governance intern at the UN, and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company (specialising in Private Equity). Before beginning my professional career, I'd done a range of internships at academic think tanks (covering economics to global constitutionalism), and political risk organisations. I'm now founding my own biofuels production company that aims to unlock third-generation biofuels through Entrepreneurs First, a high-growth tech incubator.

In my spare time, I love to go to the gym, and am writing a book about understanding the schism between love and compromise.

Academic qualifications

Master’s Degree, International Relations (minor Economics and Russian), University of St Andrews

MSc, Social Science of the Internet (concentration Computational Political Science), University of Oxford


  • Private equity
  • Consulting
  • Biofuels
  • Education sector
  • Tech
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021